Monday, May 3, 2010

My World Tuesday - my "week" really ...

Following on from last week's weather report, I'd like to report that not much has happened at all - this week feels much the same! I am like a shampoo commercial - just rinse and repeat!

So - from melting blankets of snow, to green grass and sunshine - Spring was poking it's little nose out to check all was clear. Blue skies returned. All was well with the world.

But this is April in Alberta afterall. We've given "April Showers" a miss this year - and just gone full steam ahead into "bleuggghhh season".

Too calm to last? Of course it was. Last Wednesday evening, another snow storm blew in, and a biggun' too. Coming in sideways, it was.

By Thursday, the schools were closed, three sets of sirens were heard going up the hill behind my house (after which, funnily enough, the RCMP closed the road), and I couldn't get out to work anyway - so myself and Daughter Number One had a snow day at home, with hot chocolates all round. A chance to catch up on some laundry (I sure know how to live it up, don't I?) and some emails. Oh, and a chance to try and bury the dogs. They were hilarious actually. The snow was a deep as them and they were like bouncing gazelles trying to run across the park.

By late afternoon, the storm had blown off in a southerly direction to bug someone else and the blue skies returned. Snowmen began to sprout up everywhere. This must be a new Spring species - do they grow in your area?

Having bunked off work on Thursday, I couldn't get away with any more hours off, and these were the driving conditions on my way into the office on Friday morning. All good fun, eh?

And by Friday afternoon, the white stuff had virtually disappeared again. It's like a 24-hour flu.

By the way, if you want to lose weight quickly and re-gain your hourglass figure - I'm sure I've still got one under here somewhere - take a tip from the snowman (snow woman? snow person) here and just stand out in a mild Spring sunshine for one day and one night, and you too could be slim and lovely in no time. The pounds literally melt away. Far more satisfying than exercise (pah, dirty word) or counting your calories, don't you think? (Though by Saturday morning, I must admit, he/she was looking rather anorexic so maybe this weightloss program is a little drastic - and by Saturday afternoon they'd disappeared altogether - maybe it was something I said).

Hey - guess what - another week, another snow storm. I am really sounding repetitive now.

This one was blowing in about two hours ago.

The mountains do their disappearing act again, as the clouds force their way across the foothills one more time.

I promise not to post more weather reports again - unless, of course, it gets interesting or my camera starts twitching again.

So for My World Tuesday this week,
who knows what the morning will bring?!


  1. great series...great sky! and dogs in the snow - one of the cutest things, i love watching them play!

  2. Just no quit in the snow this year. Can't wait to see what June brings (it's our wet month)!

  3. Oh boy. I'm going to stop complaining about our weather now. We've been getting snow too, but it doesn't settle. Just grey and cold here for the time being.
    Some of your pics are just breathtaking though!!

  4. Hey, an interesting week all round and your weather is more interesting than grey and rainy or sunny and bright. Those snowy drives to work get the adrenaline pumping for sure!

  5. I´m not jealous on your snowstorms, I´m so happy the grass and the trees are turning green and spring is here. Although it´s raining today and temperature is about 8,(Celsius). Like your photos! :)


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