Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Game On, Phil! Game On!

Once again, we awoke to another big fat snow. Well, maybe not big and fat to people in Michigan or North Dakota, but big and fat to us. Another three inches of El Nino’s wet, gloppy sense of humor. It was beautiful, I’ll give it that, but I’m over the snow now. It can stop any time. It may be pretty, but one of the reasons I live in this part of the country, aside from family and my job, is because our winters are somewhat mild. We’re used to Snow Light around here. One good snow of about two or three inches a season, just enough to boost the bread and milk industries, and we’re done until the next year. We like it that way.


Jiminy Cricket! We’ve had three really good snows in the last couple of weeks, and we may not be done. While I’m not superstitious, I have found that the Farmer’s Almanac is usually pretty good at predicting our weather. Hubby’s been telling me for weeks that the Almanac is forecasting snow for us throughout February and March. I let it go in one ear and out the other until Sunday night when I saw the local meteorologists predicting snow AGAIN and finally ran to the bathroom to dig out the Almanac and read it for myself (because I’m stubborn that way). There it was in black and white, just as plain as could be. Snow, snow, snow for the next several weeks. And to add insult to injury, that stinkin’ groundhog, whose name I refuse to say, saw his shadow. Now, why didn’t they just leave him in his hole and give a little hope to all of us summer babies? After all, ignorance is comfortable.


I’ve always thought he was cute, but not any more. I’m done with that groundhog. If six more weeks of winter weather is the best he can do, I’m all for takin’ him out. It’s over dude. We’re breakin' up, and I’m keepin’ the ring. Don’t come to Kentucky unless you’re willin’ to run. Not only do we not do snow around here, we all pack heat. We like it that way.




9 comments:

J.G. said...

Meanwhile, we are having another bout of the 40's and rainy, which is our equivalent of snow. What a winter! Spring Training is not going to be much fun if this keeps up.

Jason, as himself said...

I am so happy that So Cal's drought situation is lessening with El Nino, but I would sure hate to be you guys.

At least you've had electricity, though, right?

The Church Lady said...

I hear ya sister. We are being pounded again with 20 more inches on top of the 20 we got over the weekend! There are NO EGGS or MILK to be found in ANY store!

Jan n Jer said...

Even here in the the south...it has been a crappy winter...rainy n cold and below normal temps. Hope n pray we have a good summer so we can forget this nightmare winter of 2010!

oreneta said...

Sympathies. Really and truly.

A New England Life said...

Hee hee ... a bit too much snow for y'all? Wish we could bite the bullet for you. It's good for tourism and business here in New England but we're having a terrible dry spell as of late.

Come on snow, just a little further North!!!

The Girl Next Door said...

HA! A few inches? A FEW INCHES? We in DC laugh at you with our 4 feet of snow! Yes we are getting another 12-20 today - but wait there's more- with blizzard-like winds!
I'm going to buy a gun and get that Phil Character myself. And burn the almanac b/c I'm out of firewood...

C.S. said...

Wish I could send you some of our balmy warmth from sunny South Florida. Phil is a non-factor down here.

Trailboss said...

Girl, I'm game. Let's get the little @$&%&@#!