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this weather

I live in the Midwest.  We get all 4 seasons and I've lived here my WHOLE life.  Winter weather isn't foreign to me, but for some reason, every year that it comes... it's like it has never been here before.  It's never the same, it's unpredictable and for whatever reason the meteorologist try to forecast the weather for upcoming days without much luck.

This year has been WICKED.

Within the last 24 hours or more, we've had this dump of ice, rain, ice pellets, snow and wind.  It's been so strange but it's just another dose of winter for us and we have to just roll with it.

Last night was really weird.  We sleep with white noise going on because it's just more soothing for my husband.  Little did I know that last night, without the white noise, we would've heard noises that would've made us think that our house was falling down or being attacked.  I let the dog out about 4am and it was really freaky and I didn't want to wake up my husband to let him hear the noise because then he would've been up the rest of the morning...

Anyway, this weather is just something else.  Schools are closing, people are wrecking their cars, driving in on the freeways is really slow and our houses are just taking a beating.  Not to mention all of the people that lost power yesterday and today because of the ice... Wow... something else.

I'm really hoping that since the groundhog didn't see his shadow that this whole "spring will come early" thing is for real.

Oh and just for fun, here's a picture of my bump today...

That flash doesn't make it really easy to see... but you get the idea.

Be safe and stay warm.


Amber said…
I am a lifelong Alaskan and consider myself pretty darn tough, but I would NOT want to have the winter that most of the lower 48 has had this year!! I'll take my -40F any day before all these huge blizzards and ice storms. Yuck! I hope this is the last wave for you guys.

And, you are looking wonderful!!
Sassytimes said…
Cute bump, Jill!!!
Moore Family said…
ahhh you are totally starting to get a bump! LOVE IT!! we got quite the beating here too! crazy weather for sure!!
I miss the four seasons so much...


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