Friday, April 26, 2013

Why April Messes with My Head

April in northern Ohio (or Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin--any state experiencing 6 months of winter) can really mess with your head.

Sure, snow seems fun and pretty when Christmas is around the corner, but by mid-January, I can't help wondering how much longer I'll have to wear my sweaters. I'm not talking about the cute, light sweaters with an open neck or anything, either. I'm talking layers, heavy sweaters, and a blanket on my lap.

By February, my skin becomes translucent. I could star in a vampire movie, and no, I wouldn't be the human heroine. I'd be the almost dead victim or the vampire.

March comes along and a tidbit of hope arises. Maybe we'll have a few nice days. Maybe spring will chug, chug through by the end of the month. Dare we put away our winter coats?

Of course not, silly!

Winter is not over. It's a practical joker, a teaser, the annoying kid on the bus who won't stop mocking you. You will want to slap it.

It's now April 26 and we haven't had two nice days in a row all year. Every day this week it has either rained, snowed, or rained and snowed. On Tuesday, we had a beautiful, sunshine-filled day only to get drenched in a relentless downpour at baseball that night.

The weather makes me want to pull out my hair--and not because the barometer rising and falling has given me a headache, although that happens all the time too.

I stared at my closet this morning. Dare I hang up my T-shirts? Should I unpack my Capri's?

It's the middle of the afternoon and 47 degrees. I will wait on that. I'm still wearing that winter coat, and I predict my boots aren't heading into storage any time soon.

Is your weather driving you to madness, too?

Have a terrific weekend!

12 comments:

  1. Yesterday, in Ontario, we had rain, sleet, snow, thunder and lightning all within a few minutes. I say, Welcome to April in 2013.

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    1. Ha!! I know!! What is going on?? Rain, sleet, snow, thunder, and lightning. I'm shaking my head. :)

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  2. The barometric pressure headaches are the worst. We have had some nice sunny days, but the temps are still on the cool side. To be honest, I"m really not happy unless it's 80 or better out.

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    1. I don't blame you on loving warmer weather. It just gets old being cold all the time! Hope it warms up soon!

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  3. A few days of sunshine and 70 temps and then like today, rainy and cold with no sun in sight. UGH! I'm in sandals and short sleeved shirt. Stupid, stupid weather! lol

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    1. We should make T-shirts that say, "Stupid, stupid weather!" Ha!

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  4. Yeah, sometimes Colorado weather drives me crazy. It psychs me out. We'll have a day in the 70's and the next it's snowing and people's cars are sliding all over the roads. Sometimes we get snow as early as September and as late as May the following year. BUT, we do get some really nice days in between. And when the sun is out strong, it can be 40 degrees and we'll all be in t-shirts. This weekend is going to be lovely, so we're going hiking and to the zoo and anywhere else that happens to be outside :)

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    1. Ooo, I love hiking and the zoo! We're supposed to have sunshine and low sixties, so I'll take it! Have fun!

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  5. Oh, poor Jill!! I cannot even imagine snow in April. Cannot. Imagine. The high is 99 here on Monday...it'll be hot before we know it!

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    1. Ouch! I'm sure the extreme heat can get just as ridiculous as the extreme cold. Crank up that air conditioner!

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  6. Jill:
    You are not alone with your feelings about winter.We live in central Indiana I wanted spring to come right after we had our first snow. That was December 21. Our son lives in Kansas. One day this week they had an inch of snow on the ground in the morning. The next day, he had his patio door open.

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  7. One year, we had a blizzard on Easter Sunday (April). I understand the unpredictability of weather. We've had several days in the 70's here, but the temperature is dropping. A few days of rain are in the forecast.

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