I am done with this winter, it has been one of the worst that I can remember and I can’t wait for it to finally go away! Are you ready for spring? Here’s some ways to tell:
10) Snow Days
When you were a kid snow days were the greatest thing ever. Then you became an adult who got a job that didn’t close for snow, or you bought a house that needed to be shoveled out, or you are just tired of snow. Any reason applies if you are not spending a snow day inside your house like you want to.
9) You Want to Stop Speaking to Southern People
Your aunt calls to tell you that it dropped to 65 degrees in her area last night and it “was freezing!” and you just want to hang up the phone and call someone at the North Pole who you can relate to.
8) You are Afraid to Touch your Hair
The lack of humidity in the air affects everything, including your hair. You leave the house styled and by the time you get to car and brush that one piece away from your face, you look like you touched one of those electric balls at the science museum. Static becomes your hairs’ worst enemy in the winter.
7) 50 degrees is Beach Weather
You’ve been cooped up inside with bitterly cold temps that any weather not involving warming up your car is considered summer in your book. You see 50 degrees and you forgo the coat and start doing all the outdoor stuff you’ve been waiting for.
6) Daylight Savings Excites You
Yes, you lose an hour of sleep and you have kids that don’t know or care what losing an hour means….but you get sunlight at 7 pm. That thought makes you so happy because it means winter is gone……almost!
5) Irrational Hatred for Weatherpeople
Around November you start hearing the weather reports on the news and you feel whimsical and think about how pretty the snow will be on the ground. Once February hits, you hear the word snow and want to pummel the local news staff with snow balls for being the bearer of bad news yet again.
4) Cold Air Leaks Make you Slightly Crazy
You sit by a window and feel a freezing cold air leak and start Googling how much time and money it would take to make your house completely air tight. Yes, you will need a crowbar to open the windows again but no cold air will get into the house!
3) Bundling Up is a Chore
When winter first started, you were strutting around in your lined boots and new coat feeling like a million bucks. Your scarf and hat were matching and you loved dressing for the season. Now, the scarf feels like it’s strangling you and all you want to do it throw on some flip-flops and get on with your life instead of spending time layering every day. Add on layering up kids who would run around naked in 10 degree weather and spring can’t come fast enough.
2) You See How Messy Your House Is
Maybe it’s the later sunsets or the fresher air coming but by the end of winter, you look around your home and all you see are cobwebs, dust and piles upon piles of coats everywhere. The urge to purge everything and scrub your house spotless becomes overwhelming, until you realize how much work that is and just want to lie back down until it’s time to go outside in the sunshine.
1) You Wonder if Frozen is Real
We’ve all seen or at least heard of the movie Frozen, about a princess who put her land into a perpetual winter. Yeah, it’s animated and you’re pretty sure there are no talking snowmen….but you can’t help sympathizing with Olaf about summer, wondering if Elsa is real and who the hell pissed her off?
If you are among the many of us who have had it with ice, snow, cold and everything else…..you are not alone.