The sun'll come out
Bet your bottom dollar that
There'll be sun!
It seems a fitting song to reflect my attitude thus far over the course of this winter. This nasty, bitterly cold, endlessly persistent winter marked by extreme temperatures and more snow than I've seen in my life. I haven't let it defeat me. I haven't let it stop us from acting on any of the plans we've made; I haven't let it challenge my optimism. My attitude has been far more like this:
When I'm stuck with a day
I just stick out my chin
Yesterday morning, when I checked for the day's weather forecast, I did so with anticipation because on Monday the weather network suggested that today would be the day where the mercury began to climb again.
But of course, the news was the opposite: Extreme temperature alerts; extreme wind alerts; blowing snow alerts; dangerous driving conditions. Really, how many times do we have to be named the coldest place on earth before finally just succumbing to the elements...
...and staying home.
I'm convinced that those seven-day Environment Canada weather forecasts are deliberately misleading - always providing hope for two or three days from now, only to find out on then that the good weather is actually now another two or three days out.
So you gotta hang on
Come what may
I'm usually not much of a weather whiner, though heaven knows we who live here have a right to be. The kids still play outside (just a little more bundled); we still do everything we plan to do (yesterday being the notable exception); and we just get on with life. It's kinda like all of those years we lived in Vancouver - people were always bitching and complaining throughout the rainy months, but my perspective always was that you can't let a little rain stop you from engaging in life. In all of the years we were in Vancouver, I didn't even own an umbrella - it seemed an encumbrance for just getting on with life.
Anyway, I made a new decision yesterday: Sometimes it's ok to just give up on a day's possibilities and create different ones.
After all, there's always...
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