When the last tree is cut, the last fish is caught, and the last river is polluted; when to breathe the air is sickening, you will realize, too late, that wealth is not in bank accounts and that you can’t eat money.
-Alanis Obomsawin (Abenaki tribe)
So last winter was quite warm, and this spring has been cold and wet and WEIRD. Last weekend, Friday thru Sunday, we got 6 & a half inches of RAIN. That’s a LOT of rain!
Yup. You do. You deserve a real, actual post – not just something thrown together just ‘cos I can’t sleep and I’m upset and feeling that I’ve neglected all y’all. But – you already know what’s up, doncha?
Rather dramatic WEATHER! Or haven’t you heard…? It was the Force of Nature’s 13th birthday, and she was NOT happy! A rather inauspicious beginning, but we’ve tried to make up for it.
Anyway, we sustained no damage and no injuries but some extended power outages, so we de-camped to my parents’ place in southwestern Virginia; even the doggies came with us! They were so good riding in the van for soooo long – the children weren’t NEARLY so good….
Anyway, we’re back, school is open again, the power is on and we are grateful. Now, here are some links for you:
Again. I lost the last pair of mittens I made – now I’ve really gotta cast on for more – I keep borrowing a pair of Studmuffin’s gloves. Too ridiculous. The usual average daily high temperature in February is 55 degrees. It’s about 25 degrees, but the weatherfella says it FEELS like 18. I always wanna ask, “To whom?”
Phew! Just about 2 weeks away from home sweet home and what happened? How’d you guys make it SO COLD? Oy! It feels like I never left New England. It’s not supposed to get ABOVE 36 degrees F this week. Brrrrr! I just don’t like cold weather…at ALL.
Anyway, back to the daily grind and a quick update on the Klimt-y Babette for Mom” I am making progress – I’ve spent many. many, many hours on this beast – but this thing is huge! She might get it by spring… I’m ready to cast on a very badic hat because I need a small project to regain my equilibrium or something.
Happy new year to all and stay warm! Now I’m gonna go have some hot tea……