Monday, March 31, 2014

MIssing: Spring

Remember my last post? Right, it was about the weather. Guess what? I was right. Spring was not right around the corner because we had a blizzard this past Wednesday and it was even snowing today in between raindrops. Because "blizzard day" was my Birthday, I decided to give all of Cape Cod the day off to enjoy celebrating me. I'm pretty sure that's what everyone did, right? Right? Hello? Anyway, I had a great day off and even took a drive during the stronger part of the blizzard. Guess who was in town to celebrate me, I mean broadcast the storm? Jim Cantore from the Weather Channel. He comes to your town, you know something big is coming. I thought people who do not reside year round on Cape Cod might like to get a better look at what spring is like in our neck of the woods.

A friend of mine for put this on Facebook tonight which is just priceless! Thanks Krissy :)

Monday, March 17, 2014

An Ode to the (Never Ending) Winter

Should I blame the weather guy?
Or maybe the atmosphere or the sky?
This weather really blows
And has since I don't knows.

I love snow, oh yes I do.
I love to ski and sled with a crew.
This year it's been below 20 degrees,
I call uncle on this winter, please.

A 40 degree day with clouds or sun
I am not that picky, I'd feel like I won.
The bone chilling cold is wearing me out
I want to stamp my feet, yell and shout.

3 more days until "spring"
It will surely make the birds sing
But no, it may snow next week
The 10 day forecast looks so bleak.

My cheeks are sallow, my skin pale,
If only for a tan, my body does wail.
I have sat in a driveway in my beach chair,
Blocked by the wind with sun on my face and hair.

I take every bit of warmth I can find
A heater, a fire, sun through a blind.
Fleece and warm fuzzy socks,
3 layer bundled up walks.

My flip flops are crying on the shelf,
Will it ever warm up to put them on myself?
My toes are so ugly right now,
Begging for a pedicure, I mean, wow.

Some day the sun will shine,
The temperature will cooperate and be fine.
Then, too soon, it will get too hot,
Can we ever be happy? Probably not.

It's goes with the territory of living in the northeast,
Less sun/more sun: angry temperaments released.
Oh, to have a dry 70 degree day,
Yes, there is always September or May....

Until then, we wait and we wait,
We busy ourselves with our chilly state.
We find pleasures in small gifts like a sunset,
While we bundle under a blanket and turn up the gas jet.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Throwback Thursday

Saturday at the Chatham Squire, you will be able to find many hairy men. No, not quite like bear week in Provincetown; we are talking facial hair here. The Women of Fishing Families have recreated a fundraiser we threw 5 years ago. Some of the lower Cape's finest have been growing their staches for the past month and will be judged Saturday. Here is an example of the first one (5 years ago).

So if you are around this weekend, stop by the Squire at 6:30 for some fun. You can even enter the contest with a pre-existing stache. All proceeds go to WOFF!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Oh Owl, I Will Find You

The (damn) Cape Cod snowy owl is avoiding me.

I don't know why. I am a very nice person and all I want to do is snap a picture or 2. I don't want to kill it, or eat it, or make it my pet. I just want a few pictures. Yes,  I have been sent and brought attention to other people's photos. Even Bobby's son has taken a picture of the damn thing. I WANT TO SHOOT MY OWN PICTURE!!!

I went looking again  for it today on Forest Beach in Chatham. Want to see what I saw....

Bobby's "drawing of a snowy owl" in snow.

An eff'n seagull that actually might have been the owl in disguise.

A beautiful sky. (I got distracted..)

Some turkeys in a yard.

A turkey yelling at the owl to leave the premises because I wanted to shoot it. Damn turkey misinterpreting my "shooting" for taking a picture.

Let it be known, I will find this owl and "shoot" it! I am a determined woman with spring in the very distant future. What else do I have to do?