Smiling Sally hosts a Blue Monday in which we can post about anything blue — pretty, ugly, serious or funny — and then link up to other Blue Monday participants.
I didn’t think I had anything for this Blue Monday, until I looked out the front door, and thought the blue skies behind the snowy trees looked so pretty.
Following up from last night’s post, my middle son’s university classes were canceled til 1:00 and an important rehearsal postponed. I found out he does actually have a couple more allowed absences but was wanting to save them in case he actually got sick. 🙂 But he’s not planing on going in — the highway between here and there is cluttered with accidents. And we’re postponing the ladies’ meeting til tomorrow night as well. It’s not actually due to get much warmer, but Thursday, when it’s supposed to get into the 60s, doesn’t work for one of the hostesses. And next week we’re having revival services, so if it doesn’t work out for tomorrow, we’ll have to push it back to the following week.
And I mentioned how odd it was to hear thunder and see lightning during a snowfall: I guess there is such a phenomenon as thundersnow. I’d never heard of it before, but the weather guys were all excited talking about it last night.
I thought it was kind of funny that in our ladies’ booklet for March I included a few quotes about spring, since spring “officially” begins later in the month — and then we have 5 inches of snow! One of the quotes attributed to Mark Twain seemed apropos:
“But [the weather] gets through more business in spring than in any other season. In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours.”
Here are a couple more March quotes for you:
“Springtime is the land awakening.
The March winds are the morning yawn.”
“March is a tomboy with tousled hair, a mischievous smile, mud on her shoes and a laugh in her voice.”
– Hal Borland