Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Never Ending Winter

Aberdeen in May.

When we first moved to Aberdeen last May, it was at the start of ‘summer’. We breathed a sigh of relief to escape Houston before the obnoxious 4 month long heat wave started. Though the weather in Scotland at that time was more akin to Spring or Fall, we were fine with it being only somewhat ‘warm’, just as long as it wasn’t obscenely hot. 

Whenever I would start to feel homesick, I would glance at the scorchingly miserable 5 day forecast in the southern US and feel much better about my current geographic location. 
No thank you.
Yes, please.
Flash forward 10 months and I am longingly daydreaming about the chips-and-queso-on-the-patio weather than Louisiana and Texas are enjoying right now. 
Meanwhile, Aberdeen is being blasted with snow 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I wish I was exaggerating...
I was elated when I woke up from my after lunch nap (don’t judge me; I’m still not feeling well) and saw sunny skies outside my window. 
Of course, by the time I suited myself and the dogs up for a walk, it was back to sideways snow. 

Let me remind you that it has been snowing in Aberdeen since October, which was 6 months ago. 
Back in the Fall it was charming, but now it’s just a nuisance. Especially since it’s not cold enough to gather on the ground so it just stays a constant freezing, wet and muddy mess. 
Yes, my patience for Winter time has just about run out. I’m ready for fresh blooming flowers, and trees full of leaves. 
I’m ready for sunshine, or at the very least, temperatures warm enough for me to leave the gloves at home.
I’m ready for days that stretch until 9 pm. I’m ready for evenings nice enough to walk to dinner. I’m not asking for margaritas and patio weather here, Scotland. Is it too much to ask that you just stop with the freezing precipitation for a while?
 Seriously, enough already...


  1. The weather has been crazy hasn't it? It was really cold today. I can endure the cold having lived in Minnesota, but the moisture-sucking radiators are another story. Remember that commercial with the woman who has skin that looks like cracked, dry dirt until she puts on lotion? I feel like that. :o)

  2. I'm so sick of this weather I want to pull my hair out. I can't take my son out for too long in this so we don't get out a lot. I hate it! We hate being cooped up inside. It's awful!!!!

  3. I'm shivering just reading this. Hang in there!!! Praying for sunshine to head your way ASAP