I cannot count the number of times I have heard the words, "I hate winter!" Come out of my mouth this year.
I do, I HATE winter. But this winter has been especially bad. This whole year actually. Our spring was dry and hot, our summer was scorching, our fall was still hot, and then BAM! 3 feet of snow and temperatures in the teens and low twenties for WEEKS on end!! As if that doesn't suck enough on its own, we have the sickly inversion casting depression and sadness everywhere you go. The sun is an enigma. And to top off the whole, horrible recipe, we have illnesses like never before. Ok, like we've had before, but it seems worse. Everyone is sick and no one can get better because there's no way to! We're stuck indoors with nothing to do but pass germs back and forth. IT IS MISERABLE!!
But wait, there's more! In just one night, Mother Nature will throw in a freezing rain storm! That's right folks, today there was FREEZING RAIN! It is the weirdest thing I've ever seen. It seems if it's below freezing that the rain would turn to snow. No, no, instead it falls as rain and instantly freezes onto everything it touches. The roads, sidewalks, and driveways are just like an ice rink. The snow we've already had is now encased in a frozen shell like it's made out of rock. It would almost be cool except it's incredibly dangerous, like some luring concubine; "Look at my beauty and come touch my silky smooth surface. No one will get hurt!" HA! I've never walked on anything so slippery.
I'm about another day of this crap away from just ditching this joint. I usually love living in Utah. I've always hated this time of year but it's been tolerable up until this year because the other months are so nice. But this January has been abusive. Kennedy is currently sick AGAIN! She had a temperature of 102 this morning and is now coughing and her nose is running. The cough that's going around usually turns into croup and lasts for weeks. I really, really hope it isn't that. My heart is already depressed because of the weather and no sunlight, I seriously can't take watching her be miserable. It's killing me. What's a mommy to do?
I know I am not the only one who feels this way either. I think just about every resident from Logan to Payson would be willing to move at the drop of a hat. We are done with this nonsense!! Haven't we been punished long enough? Can't we go back to being healthy, being allowed to go outside, not having skin that flakes off at the slightest touch, and seeing the center of our solar system - the whole source of sustainable life - in person and not just in picture books? Can't we be happy?!
Never in my life have I ever wanted a vacation so badly. I would give almost anything to pack up and leave until the trees start budding. But since I can't, I'll just start coming up with new ideas to try and stay happy and pray that there's a light at the end of the tunnel. Because right now the tunnel looks long and full of depression and weight gain. Anyone wanna trade states for a while?