Feb. 19th, 2011

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We've had such mild weather these past few days that the ice on the river shore is almost gone. It's nice to see flowing water again instead of thick white sheets extended a third of the way across the river.

I don't delude myself into thinking that this means the end of winter. We always have a sort of false spring around this time in February, where the weather gets mild for a week and a lot of the snow and ice goes away, and it tricks a surprising amount of people into thinking that everything will be green again very soon. And then snow and ice and cold temperatures come back until around April. You'd think some of them would have learned by now, but no, every time this happens I hear excited whispers about how spring's right around the corner.

Which it is. Sort of. But not in the way they mean. I always hear annoyed whispers when the cold weather comes back, people being disappointed because they really thought they'd seen the end of the bad weather.

Me, I'm just glad that the false spring is here. It's a nice little reprieve. And we've had a lot of snow this winter, more than we've had in previous years, so it's nice to see some of the 5-foot snowbanks shrink a little bit, and to go outside without immediately wishing that I was back inside.

I think I'm going to spend a good part of today reading and playing some video games. I'll probably be responsible and actually do some housework, too. There's a load of dishes that need washing, and I ought to clear the table of non-essential things. I might even get around to doing some more unpacking! Go productivity!


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