Monday, March 1, 2010

In Which I Whine More About Winter

Tonight as I was nursing the baby for the 27th time, I noticed something.

There was a fly on my ceiling.  I hate flies with the passion I normally reserve for black olives, cottage cheese and waking up at 6 am on a Monday.

It's March 1st.  There's still a foot of mushy, dirty, slushy snow on my front lawn, and we haven't seen a temperature over forty degrees in months.

We don't yet have long summer nights, barbeques with friends, sun-bleached hair, watermelon, bare feet or any of the other wonderful things about summer.  Yet we have to deal with the flies, the biggest curse of summer months?  Something is wrong with this picture.

On the other hand, the arrival of flies, along with February being finished for 2010 (and for that I say, Hallelujah!) means we might just be that much closer to tulips.  It might be a fair tradeoff.


  1. You need to come visit me! I saw little tiny crocus leaves poking up over the weekend. Seriously, come visit!

    P.S. I do believe the flies are a sign of spring. I just learned that bugs, bees, etc. go into the ground and sleep/go dormant all winter. I had no idea.

  2. Wow, I can't believe you still have that much snow. Down here in Springville it was 50 and sunny. Sorry.

  3. So glad I'm not the only one who despises cottage cheese. Seems like everyone I know loves the stuff.

  4. I totally concur... and I will just say that I got TWO tulips yesterday. It was warm enough that my two older girls went outside to draw on the sidewalk while the three little ones were sleeping... K drew two tulips for me because she knows they're my favorite flower. :)

  5. Stacy, you are spot on! I just saw my first spring-time gnat in our kitchen this morning. At first I thought it odd, then, with the warming temps, it all makes sense.

    Happy (almost) spring!!


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