Thursday, February 02, 2012

The Weather ... And The Fluidity Of Plans

So ... what season is it anyway?  The calendar says it's Winter but the weather is saying Spring.  Monday the high in our back yard was 70°F (21°C) ... in January ... a record ... incredible.  The first few days of February ... 50s and 60s.

Now it's hard to complain that we're having spring-like conditions in the middle of winter but I miss the snow.  It hasn't snowed - real measurable snow that lasts more than a day or two on the ground - since mid December.  Everything is brown and dreary looking.  It's seriously interfering with our plans.

Our plans.  We were going to go dog sledding in Minnesota with the Matron of Honor (MoH) and Best Man.  No, or little, snow means no dog sledding.  I'm majorly bummed about this.  Hopefully we'll do it next year.

The other activity is Winterfest at lake Cornelia this weekend at the in-law's lake house.  We're hoping that there is more some snow there for the festivities.  Hopefully there will be enough ice so the wife and MoH can go ice fishing.  Hopefully there will be enough snow for me to go snowshoeing.  There is a 2 mile (3.2 km) walking trail around the lake and if there is enough snow, and my knee is willing, I'll try to do a loop around the lake.  I'm not that optimistic (I'm trying to be positive, I really am, but ...).

Now I'm not too worried.  If there isn't enough snow or ice there will still be lots of good food.  The Wife's family always feeds everyone well.

There is one potential fly in the ointment though.  Ironically the weather forecast is predicting rain followed by snow Friday into Saturday.  This should make me happy but I can see it coming already:  Snow over ice ... and we won't be going anywhere.  The weather is being a real pain.

I'll let you know how it goes.

6 comments:

  1. Bummer isn't it.....maybe the ice will hold off until you get to the in-laws and be decent when you have to come home. We have enjoyed the weather so much that when it snows we get a little edgy.

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    1. We've already canceled our trip. Actually it's been postponed for a couple weeks.

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  2. Snow over ice isn't too bad. I mean, all that snow can be a buffer against the ice. Until it starts melting. Then you have 3 inches of ice on your car. whups.

    I hope YOU get snow so you can do fun things. I hope I continue to have sunshine :)

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    1. Miss McC: That's true when walking but when driving it can be slick. We'll see ifg I can do fun things ... with a snow blower :-D

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  3. oohhh excellent point. I don't typically drive in bad weather. Did you end up getting any snow? It's crazy warm here this weekend. :O

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    1. Miss McC: We got 8 inches of slushy snow. It's pretty but a little messy.

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