27 March 2012

Whiplash

Last week we had a day that shot up into the 80s. Everyone was in shorts, the windows were open, and all the trees began to pop. Our lilac trees look like they're about to bud, and crocuses and daffodils are up all over town.

This is WAY early. Usually at this time of year, we still have snow measured in feet. Many kids skipped class to get lobster rolls and ice cream from the seasonal restaurants that have opened in the past couple of weeks. It didn't feel like Spring had arrived. It felt like Summer.

And then just like that, it was over. The chilly, more seasonable weather came back over the weekend, and today we woke up to 20 degrees with a windchill down in the single digits.

Someone on Facebook reminded everyone that this IS Maine and it IS still March.

Nuff said.

I'm recovering from a minor surgery I had yesterday on my leg, so thankfully I don't have to get out in it. Maybe I can figure out more ways to stay inside until those 80's come back?

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