Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Complain, Complain, Complain

It's all I've done for the past week or so. Continually. At least in my head.

I don't mind winter and mounds of snow, but I hate it during my birthday-week. And I especially hate it covering the exposed buds of tree leaves, tulip heads and daffodil flowers. This year I was more than usually excited about my tulips coming up as I had planted two large boxes bought in Amsterdam. I was going to take pictures so I knew where I could plant more in the fall.

Now I just want to hole up inside with my coffee and my near-finished very long novel and not come out until June.

Boo. Hiss.

16 comments:

Jean said...

Today would be a good day to hole up inside. Watching the snow pile up inch by inch, when we were told we were not going to hardly get any. blah on snow on your birthday week. What were the clouds thinking?!?

Anne said...

They're just jerks, that's what. Jerk clouds.

Hillary said...

HA! Jerk clouds.

I heard about the snow in the Chicago area, and was wondering if you guys got it, too. Boo hissy! See? You need to take a holiday and come to Vancouver! It's nice and warm here! :D

Maybe you could pull a Tim the Toolman Taylor on your blowdryer (more power, argh argh argh) and have the only yard with no snow? No? Not such a good plan?

Ah well, sending you warm thoughts, anyway...

Stacey said...

I wouldn't know how to react to all that snow. We consider ourselves "lucky" to get an inch each winter. The schools close and even the adults scrape the ground for enough snow to throw that one snowball of the year! Ha!

sarah cool said...

Jerk Clouds! Devil Clouds! Birthday-ruining clouds!

What DAY is your birthday?!?!

Anne said...

Hills, I don't know about the hair dryer thing, but my husband's bright idea is to have everyone start a bonfire on the same day...that would solve everything.

Stacey, I don't think we can be friends anymore. :)That or I need to move to TN.

Saturday is my day. And it had BETTER be nice out!!

Shawn said...

I can't believe how much snow ya'll are still getting! Global warming sure is hitting you hard, eh? But, just to rub it in a little, it's sunny and 70 here in Little Rock ;) Oh and I am going out after work today to mow my yard.. for the SECOND time already this spring!

Anne said...

We're not friends anymore either.

Kris said...

We didn't get much snow, but it seems that it got cold enough to zap my daffodils :( no more blooming bulbs this year.

Hillary said...

A huge bonfire??? That solves EVERYTHIGN! Besides, who needs an excuse for multiple heaps of blazing flames? Not me, that's for sure!

Anne said...

Daffodils are definitely out. But I've heard that it's ok on the tulips...I guess we'll see.

Hills....don't encourage him. Please.

:)

Shawn said...

I see how it is.. no love for the Shawnster! Well I won't be able to brag for long when we move to Colorado next year. We will get our fair share of snow then!

Frannie Farmer said...

Urgh. So sorry!
We are done (I think, I hope, I pray) with the snow .. but it is still chilly!
Hope you are feeling better!

Hillary said...

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Here's hoping it's waaa-aarm
Happy birthday tooooo yooouuuuuuuu!

Have a super dee duper day! :D

Shawn said...

Even though we aren't friends anymore I am still going to wish you a happy birthday! Happy Birthday Anne!! Hope it's a good one :)

Carbon said...

Happy Birthday Anne. Hope the sun is shining for you today. If not, boo. hiss. on the weather :)