The Family (Or most of them)

The Family (Or most of them)
The Family

May 4, 2008



Global weather patterns are beyond repair. Climate change is here. Or, should I say, the appropriate climate change from winter to spring is actually NOT here.

Spring, indeed, has NOT sprung.

Spring, officially, arrived in late March in the Great White North.

But aside from a few days that I wasn't around to experience, no one told Mother Nature or the weather f*ckcasters, who called for 20 C-plus this weekend (that's around 70F for you Americans).

In fact, it appears we're skipping spring and summer altogether. And here's the proof.

Believe me, the picture does not clearly show the depressing reality of what can only be termed a minor snow squall in May. A light but steady snowfall is coming down. The proof is on the ground. Ugh.

Today, anticipating those temperatures the weather f*ckcasters promised, I embarked on what most of us call spring cleaning. And you know what a gargantuan task that is for me.

But I set out on that course with vigour, heartened by the f*ckcast and even considering, later in the day if there was time, going out to a !!!GASP!!! greenhouse to buy some plants that I could nurture through the !!!GASP!!! summer.

In fact, I even bought two $25 coupons from a guy at work whose daughter is selling them to go on a school trip, thinking I'd help her out AND spruce up the approach to my apartment at the same time.

(You'll note the pic below also includes a leaflet for grass fertilizer. I don't know why these companies waste these brochures on apartment dwellers who HAVE no grass to grow, cut or fertilize, but it shows that, REALLY, it IS supposed to be spring in these parts).

So anyway, once HomoDonnEscapeons alerted me to the fact it was snowing outside, I had a look at where I planned to plant these green boys of summer. And this is what it looks like right now.

The summer reruns will begin, as promised...if summer ever arrives.


  1. *shiver*... cold here too, but it's sort of meant to be cold here. No snow, thank god. Could you imagine me riding to work on my little red scooter in the snow?! Brrrrrrrr no thanks. I'm sure your summer will come... at least by this time next year!

  2. That snow is depressing. We had grey skies and rain all weekend, but it's supposed to clear up this week. I want to wear sandals, damn it!

  3. Good.

    Whatever it takes to keep you out of your socks and sandals combo.

  4. It's the end of the world as we know it,
    and I don't care!
    *drops toaster into the tub

    Hey wait a minute I smell bacon?

  5. Stace:

    Well, and irony of ironies, it really warmed up and it possibly was the nicest day of spring here today.

    Who'd a thunk it.


    Yeah, ugh. I want to wear sandals too, dammit! With socks!


    On the contrary. I think that should be the first of my rerun posts, now that you suggest it...


    Yeah you smell bacon all right. "This little piggy went to market..."

  6. I am happy to report that the grass is greening, the sun is shining and my legs are tanning.

    The bank clock/temperature thingy showed it was 78F at 6:00 this afternoon as I was leaving the nursing home and that most likely wasn't the warmest temperature of the day.

    Yesterday was equally as warm. I was outside chopping down a tree and digging out the stump at 10 am with shorts and a tank top on.

    I most certainly hope your weather improves soon, it will give you that added boost you seem to need.


  7. Laurie:

    78F! Tanning! Tank top! I still haven't put my winter coat away. Run for the hills!!!

    How is it that Montana and Saskatchewan are getting great weather and we're not?


    The only boost I need is for seasonable weather to get here, which you have prescribed.

    I admit, it has left me less than my normal self. But Here Comes the Sun...

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  9. Ponygirl:

    The little gnome thing in the tree is a plastic bag that's been there for a couple of years, at least.


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