Sunday, February 17, 2013

Winter drags on

I AM SICK OF WINTER. I wonder if there really is grass underneath the snow that has been on the ground since late October? I've seen glimpses of blue sky and sun now and then, but mostly it is cloudy and gray. We still have a good 7 weeks left of winter though. I guess I should consider myself lucky, however, because usually February is the worst month of all with temperatures around 30 below. We have been blessed with temperatures in the 20's and 30's. I'll take it!!

Also, we had been warned about the sidewalks. Most of the winter we have walked on snow-packed sidewalks. However, because of the lack of new snow the street workers have been able to chisel away at the sidewalks and we are now enjoying clear sidewalks. It is GREAT.

I have been walking with my head down for months to keep from falling. It's nice to be able to look straight ahead.

There are tentative signs of spring though. Days are getting longer. I LOVE light. It doesn't get dark now until after 7 pm as opposed to around 4 and gets light around 9 am now instead of 10:30. We are going in the right direction.

Until next time, dos vidonya!


  1. You are VERY lucky it's not super cold, and you have clear sidewalks! But I'm sorry that winter will be so much longer. There are still 2 months left. You can do it!

  2. I am not a big fan of winter either. But considering I am not in Russia for winter, maybe I shouldn't complain.