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Ready for Springtime!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

My heart goes out to those of you who have been inundated with extreme cold and much snow this winter. Central NC typically gets one or two "winter storms" each year with accumulating snow in the 2-4 inch range each time. Because our daytime high temperature in the middle of winter is well above freezing, it is rare for a snowfall to stick around more than a day or two. As of last Monday, we had not seen a flake of snow, a pellet of sleet, or a drop of freezing rain this winter, but that changed around dinnertime last Monday. We got a couple of inches of sleet and freezing rain and because our temps stayed in the single digits and teens for most of the rest of the week, the ice covered roads remained a problem and we missed four days of school.

Things thawed over the weekend, and through there was some rumblings about another winter storm coming our way on Wednesday night (tomorrow) of this week, the weather models were all over the place and most of us tuned the weatherman out.

Last night, as I headed to bed, the weatherman mentioned that we might get some flurries this morning. I thought to myself, maybe we'll have a two hour delay of school today. I never mind that because it means a little more sleep!

Guess what, the weatherman was wrong. The snow started here around 6 and it was a lot more than flurries! Every flake stuck. We're home again today. The city wasn't prepared for this snow, so there was no brine on the roads and there have been hundreds of fender-benders in our area, and we've got another day to make-up for school.

I like to change up our kitchen decor according to the seasons, so over the weekend, I moved the snowman collection from the kitchen and put out things that remind me of spring. Now, if it would just come SOON! It's time for long walks and bike rides on the greenways of our city. I can't wait!

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  • 1ZIPPYC
    What a nice yard and kitchen. I just put things up that says the beach and anything to do with the ocean. Of course, the seasons in FL are not like up north. We used to live in Ohio, and almost moved to SC, we love the Carolina's a lot! but, FL had the better tax breaks. Plus more beaches!! emoticon
    Glad spring has finally sprung. emoticon
    Enjoy those walks and biking! emoticon emoticon
    1551 days ago
  • IMEMINE1
    Love your kitchen and decorations. I am with you with wanting spring.
    1626 days ago
  • KATSPARK06
    It has been a rough winter! But I like your little decor of spring! So bright and cheery.
    1958 days ago
  • PATTYMCGRAW
    I wish I had my kitchen so pretty! I want to be a weather person. I could say: Partly cloudy with a chance of precipitation. And I'd get it right every time. And make all that money!

    I grew up in MI where 2-5 inches of snow is common and the world continues to move. It amazed me when I moved to AL and everything shut down with the mention of that 4-letter word. People would leave work at noon if it was predicted for the next day. And everything would be melted by 10.
    1959 days ago
  • KALIGIRL
    Here's to hoping that decor has an impact on the weather!
    This is one winter I think we're all ready to see depart....
    1959 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Great decorations!! Looks fabulous! Hard for me to imagine living in a place where snow is rare and doesn't stick around! Winter is our longest season. Icy sidewalks again after a day melt and then snow and back into the deep freeze. Happy I don't have to go anywhere for the rest of the week! Rare to get a snow day for schools here. They are quite efficient at clearing the roads out. Not even with extreme cold (unless the school buses can't run, but again very rare)
    Hope all that melts away soon and you get your spring!
    1959 days ago
  • LUVSBULLDOGS
    Your kitchen looks springy. It's just around the corner.

    Daylight savings time starts March 8th. Only 12 days away.
    1959 days ago
  • KIPSTER52
    I'm with you, wishing for spring emoticon
    1959 days ago
  • CHICKEYBABE_
    I feel better already. Spring is in NC and on its way to Utah. Love the amaryllis!
    1959 days ago
  • POPSY190
    I liked the perky bunny, sitting up straight and eager to get going! Sorry to hear this is all eating into your Easter break, Diane. Ice is dreadful to deal with. Take care.
    1959 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13892556
    Love the Spring deco! Hopefully it works....we need some warmth.
    1959 days ago
  • SUNSHINEYOURWAY
    I love your decorating idea for the four seasons.
    This snow caught many of us off guard. So unexpected
    and yes, it is still snowing... I hope your Spring D├ęcor brings
    us some Beautiful Spring Weather!

    Have a Wonderful Day!

    Sharon emoticon
    1959 days ago
  • MAPFARMS
    I'm with you! Ready for Spring! emoticon !!!!!!
    1960 days ago
  • NEW-CAZ
    Diane what a wonderful idea to kit your kitchen out according to the seasons!
    Hope it warms up there soon for you. Love the white bunny- very Alice In Wonderland-ish!
    1960 days ago
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