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Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Other Shoe? Just Fell

So... Yesterday morning was sunny and around 50... quite nice... but even then, the air just smelled like winter in some odd, un-pin-point-able way. By lunchtime, it had clouded over. By the end of school, it was cold and a but windy out. Today, cloudy, high in the mid-30's, and we're expecting a dusting of snow overnight.

I kind of think that this time, we're in it for the long haul... it's December, we've less than 3 weeks until winter break... it's time for me to get the hats and gloves out of storage and settle in. (I wore a turtle neck under a sweater today for the first time this year. I didn't make that decision lightly; it's a phenological event in and of itself!)

I wonder... how long will it be before I have anything to report about besides the weather?

2 comments:

  1. One of the huge bummers about winter is that although it is the season I actually have a lot of time to cook, I don't feel like there's much worth cooking. NOW is when I'd like to be making jam and salsa and sauce....I've got the time but not the food!

    My prediction is that it will be 14 weeks or so until we can start discussing anything other than how cold it is. Until the maple buds start looking happy and fat....

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  2. 14 weeks!!! Well, at least I can add another weather update... there are a few snow flurries in the air.

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