Dear Mother Nature,
Here's the thing: when we talk about "Spring Break" what we're actually referring to is a break from activities during the spring. Not--as you clearly mistook the directions--a break in spring weather. I'm not talking about the rain. Sure, sure. It's Oregon, we get rain, fine. I wasn't asking for a miracle of sunshine or anything. But to give us hail, to give us frigid temperatures, to give us SNOW is just unkind. And then to give us all that repeated, over the course of several days? Seriously. It was the most craptastic weather week ever.
If we lived on the East Coast, or Alaska, or even Minnesota...I'd understand. Snow happens. But here? SNOW?! The end of March? I think you've got yourself all turned around and upside down. Clearly this must be the case because I see that global warming is affecting Antarctica, what with part of the Wilkins Ice Shelf collapsing and all. I'm just saying, why don't you give Antarctica and us Pac NWers a break and warm us up instead of those poor drowning polar bears. (Or rather, as my geography-smarts husband pointed out, poor drowning penguins. Polar bears are North Pole; penguins are South Pole. Meh.)
I'm even doing my part to help you out. Just last night we observed Earth Hour, albeit with a few minor changes. Obviously we couldn't really be expected to turn the tv off at 8 pm, not with NCAA games going on. But the lights were out, I was reading by candlelight, and to make up for getting a late start on the whole affair, we kept those candles burning until almost 10 pm. See? I'm trying.
And while this week there was more of this...
no matter what you threw at my man (sleet, hail, snow, torrential rains), you couldn't keep him from doing this:
That's right, no thanks to you, my becoming-handier-by-the-day husband finished a fabulous railing around the patio. So there.
Of course, the weather didn't prevent me from going to see The Other Boleyn Girl with Rachel on Tuesday. It didn't keep Sydney from returning to the farm on Thursday to visit her grandparents, and it didn't keep Jason and I from having a nice relaxing evening on Friday watching 3:10 to Yuma. There's only so much you can do to dampen our Spring Break.
Just for future reference, however, school ends for me the first week of May, and so I fully expect some sunshine around that time. Otherwise, there will be serious grumblings going on around here. Thanks much. Don't think it doesn't go unnoticed that next week is supposed to be nicer weather, which coincides quite nicely with Washington's spring break. Why do you have to go and be all unfair like that?
Well, that's about it. Sure, spring break was more like spring broke, but any week that none of us is working is pretty good week afterall.
PS: Give my regards to the Easter Bunny and the Toothfairy.
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