I have a kind of love/hate relationship with the month of March.
I love March because it is the month when Spring arrives. It is the month when daylight begins to last longer than night. It is the month when the air starts to warm up a little, even in upstate New York. All these are good things.
March is all these things. Yay, March!
At the same time, let’s face it. March is still cold and always wet. March is just as likely to give us more snow to add to what we already have as it is to give us gentle rains to wash all that snow away. And March is ugly, really truly ugly. All these must be endured.
And March is also all these things … and more. Ew, March.
So, it’s already March. I haven’t been in here much because I haven’t had much to say about anything except, “Damn, it’s cold outside!” and “I wish it would stop snowing.” and “I can’t wait until spring.”
Everybody else is saying that stuff and I didn’t want to be redundant.
Not that I have much of anything else to say today. It’s March 1st. It’s snowing a little bit today. It’s supposed to snow a lot tonight — in fact, I’m under another Winter Weather Advisory until tomorrow morning at 7am, by which time there will be another 4 to 6 inches of snow on the ground and on my car to dig out from under.
I don’t really have much to say these days. As a general matter, if I’m only going to complain about the weather, I feel that I might just as well keep my mouth shut. But there is relatively little happening in the lives of anybody who lives in this part of the world (meaning the northeast) because we’re all waiting for the weather to warm up a little bit. And we’re not talking about 70 degree weather, although that’ll be nice when it happens. No, at this point, most of us would be pleased just to get north of freezing for a minute. Actually, next week is supposed to be relatively warm, with the high temperatures in the double digits all week. When is the last time that happened?
It’s also supposed to snow. Every day.
It’s been like that this winter, hasn’t it? It’s either been insanely cold or, when it’s not arctic outside, it’s snowing.
Yeah, we’ve all had enough of this.