Most of you come to the Wild Ride for an upbeat quirky post and I don’t think I have let you down yet. This is Boulder, Colorado’s eighth, yes, 8TH week of snow in a row. Talk about quirky!
My husband, Danny, and I enjoyed summer-like weather last weekend. We spent Saturday afternoon and evening on Pearl Street taking in all the sights and sounds of spring in gorgeous 75 degree weather. I walked barefoot on Sunday. I should have known it was temporary.
Our never-ending winter cycle continued when another six inches dumped from the sky. Instead of a traditional Maypole dancing kind of day, we got a picture postcard of Christmas in May.
Being a hopeless optimist, here are my
Top Ten Reasons Why I am Still Welcoming the Snow:
#1 – West Nile has not been reported in our state.
#2 – The ants I slaughtered last year at this time, are still deep down in their little ant apartments where they belong.
#3 – After realizing I am allergic to yellow jackets, I am happy to report not one buzzed around in the snow today. My traps are locked and loaded.
#4 – I can’t mow the lawn, weed, trim hedges, or deadhead (dang!), so I have more time to write.
#5 – With all of this amazing moisture, we won’t have to start the sprinkler system for at least a couple of days. Our bill may stay in the two digit range this month.
#6 – No wildfires have been reported in our state for the month of May.
#7 – Prolonging my hibernation means wearing cozy Smart Wool socks and eating fresh bread and homemade soup. My Dumb Ass cotton socks will have to wait a few more days.
#8 – This crazy weather gives me lots of fodder for social media posts.
#9 – I have another chance to make a snow angel with Roxy.
#10 – I will appreciate spring so much more when it finally arrives, even if I have to wait until July.
Are you an optimist, a pessimist, or a realist?