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Monday, March 14, 2011

Winter--Back Again?

Old Man Winter arrived during the night for what (I hope) is his last hurrah. We got 2-3 inches of wet heavy snow...the kind that comes down in flakes the size of quarters that plop to cover all surfaces below. The whole event also took the weatherman by surprise, given that only flurries were predicted. The resulting morning traffic tie-ups gave me plenty of time to contemplate things.

It's hard to believe we're only a few days from the official start of spring. Even harder to believe we could go to over 70 degrees on Thursday. For those who love variety in atmospheric conditions, consider a move to Missouri. It's the place you can safely bet that if you don't like the weather, all you need to do is just wait a minute.

Meanwhile, Bogey is up to his usual feline activities. Scratching whatever he can get his paws on, jumping on the keyboard, knocking over moveable objects and crawling into any empty box, no matter the size. For some reason, this shot kind of reminds me of the last time I tried on a swim suit.
















But there's been no thoughts of swimsuits lately. I seem to have developed a terrible case of sluggishness. I can't move easily from one point to another. Even wearing my most comfortable robe, I'm so slow that nothing at all is getting accomplished. It's as though some sort of an anchor is holding me down, preventing me from making any progress. What in the world could be holding me back?




















Oh, yeah. Now I remember.

18 comments:

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

I hope you've seen the last of winter, too! Maybe Iny thinks he's pulling you forward!

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

I am hoping your weather isn't headed our way!

Living in Michigan we are NEVER in the clear from snow until April 15th......we have more coming I am sure!

Linda O'Connell said...

Dave Murray said to expect another snow at the end of the month. Ugh! No wownder we're sluggish. But I imagine we may go straight from winter to summer at the rate we're going. Your babies are so doggone cute!

Mr. Pip said...

Say it isn't so - no more snow!

Your pal, Pip

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Great post, Pat. Your kitty is like our kitten, Luna. ALWAYS into something!

Our weather is fickle, also, yesterday it was 75, tomorrow back down to 60. Yikes.

Benny and Lily said...

you guys are having a lot of fun
Benny & Lily

BECKY said...

Hilarious about your sluggishness and the robe!! And of course, your darling kitty in the box! I heard on one of the TV channels last night that we could get from a dusting of snow, to 2 inches, so I wasn't really surprised to see it this morning....I kept wondering what people were talking about that this storm caught everyone by surprise....I think I heard it from Chris Higgins on Channel 2!

RMKK said...

I sure can identify with this post. It was warm and beautiful yesterday...cold with an occasional snowflake today. Oh well, so it goes for springtime in the Rockies and Missouri. :)

~Marlene

Anonymous said...

Cats will sit/lay on/in almost anything, huh? I have a picture of our cat laying in a skillet I was throwing away.

You got 2-3 inches of snow but 20miles west we got 5+ inches.
The birds are really scarfing up the seeds from the feeder. All of the spilled seeds on the ground are deep under the snow. "Eats like a bird" doesn't mean a "light-eater" around here!

Peg and me

Trixie, Lily, and Sammy-Joe said...

We live in Chicago, so we know what you mean about just waiting a minute for the weather to change! It keeps us on our toes! But we are REALLY hoping spring will be here to stay soon.

P.S. Today is the last day to enter and pick your prizes for our raffle to raise money for Apollo!

RYKER said...

Oh Indy, too funny. Don't slow mom down... she might be on the way to fixing your breakfast!

Lynn said...

What cute little stinkers! Stinkers by the way is my nickname for animals that I just want to give a hug to. Ahh yes, sluggish - I understand!

Julia Williams said...

So cute! Sounds like everyone is eager for spring. I know I sure am!

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Hey Pat - I left a comment the other day and forget to mention there is an award waiting for you at my blog. I'm getting ready to post for Book Blurb Friday, so you'll have to scroll down to Tuesday's post to claim your award. :)

Rudy - The dog with a blog said...

We sure hope Winter is leaving, I know I'm looking forward to the wonderful Spring weather :)

Rudy

Tammy said...

Too, too cute! Your pets have loads of personality. Thanks for sharing them.

Pup Fan said...

I just love that last photo!

browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all,

It is spring here and I'm getting my first chance of catch up. My Human has been under the pollen. Anyway, the pic of the furry mustache on the bottom of your robe gave everyone here hysterics!

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog