What a crazy day. It has been snowing since first thing this morning and the news called for 2-5 inches of snow. The spring so far has been less than exciting. Freezing temperatures, wind,grey skies and now snow.
Saturday we sat for a soccer game in 25+mph winds and cold. The calendar may say spring but someone seems to have forgotten to tell the sun! At least the snow started early today so by 9 am I knew that soccer practice would be cancelled for the night. Instead I am sitting at karate watching the rain fall. Thankfully it has been too warm for the snow to lay on the roads. We probably have gotten over 3-4 inches on the grass before it changed to rain about an hour ago.
As I sit here waiting for the kids, the snow miser song is running through my head. (Year without a Santa Claus). Maybe the brothers are battling and snowy refuses to give up. I am not sure what is going on but it would sure be nice if Mother Nature would have someone take a look at the calendar and turn on the sun. I have really had enough of cold dreary days.
Megan’s soccer team is in a tournament this weekend. We were lucky to have all 3 games scheduled for Saturday. The news is calling for mid 50’s, light breeze and sun. My fingers are crossed. The bunny will arrive later that night,we would not want to see the little guy freeze!
It did not take long upon arriving home to realize, it is cold! I have always said that I like where I live because I enjoy the change of seasons. For the most part that is a true statement still. I like a nice snowfall, once a year. I like to watch the leaves turn in autumn and fall from the trees. I love early spring and the buds that appear on the trees and bloom over the weeks. What I am coming to realize in my older age is that I do not love everything in between. I can definitely live without 25 degree weather and wind the takes your breath away. Grey skies that linger for days even weeks. It all gets a little depressing.
The day we arrived in Orlando it went to 88 degrees. Even when rain crept in it was warm. This morning at the bus stop layered up the wind still ripped through me like a knife. A storm is rolling across the country expected to bring snow midweek.
“The grass is always greener on the other side”. I guess I will have to keep this in mind as I long for end of winter. I dread sitting outside at soccer practice Thursday night with Megan, hopefully it will snow and cancel!
We are officially 5 days away from the highly anticipated Disney trip. According to the girls it is only 4 days since we leave our house at 5:30 am Saturday so they do not count the day :-). I guess with that logic, today is almost over since they are in bed so we are down to 3 days! Wow time is flying! ;-).
We began to process of packing over the weekend. We will not be traveling light. The weather in Orlando this week was chilly. It is supposed to be much warmer next week so we will take clothes that cover the spectrum. I do not mind buying an item or two but would not like to be stuck having to buy full outfits due to strange weather swings.
So when we went to Disney in October 2011, Madison ended up with a bad sinus/ear infection. I remember sitting at the minute clinic for over an hour waiting to be seen. Poor kid was miserable but trudged on for the rest of the week. Over the last few weeks we have all battled illness like the rest of the country. My ear has still been bothering me from a few weeks ago so I called the doctor today. They called in an ear drop for me, hope this clears it up the rest of the way!
Then there is my baby, Madi woke up today a mess. Cough, stuffy and by late in the day a sore ear. She has an appointment with the pediatrician once again tomorrow. I of course would rather this all happen before we leave. I can only hope and pray that we are all healthy on the trip! We have been looking forward to this for so long, I hope nothing spoils it!
I think we are all in need of some warm and sunny weather! Supposed to be 88 degrees and mostly sunny in Orland on Saturday….that is SO what the doctor ordered!