As Father's Day approaches my thoughts turn to my dad. He passed away more than a decade ago at the age of 89. Dad was born in a village in Poland, the son of poor peasants who made their living peddling household goods.
Places unaccustomed to cold and snow have encountered both this year. More than enough for their tastes, I'm sure. It crossed my mind that potentially two-thirds of the country has cabin fever. Wait -- is that cabin fever or spring fever?
Yes, this winter has been a really long one for you and for me. But for our kids, this will likely be the winter that settles right into that sacred spot of their hearts reserved for only the most special of times.
Once in a while though, there is the confused student who makes the unforgivable mistake of uttering those unspeakable words, "I'm sick of snow days." If that sounds like it could be you, don't worry! You will get through this with my help, and a few easy suggestions.
I've come up with a playlist of tunes that if they don't turn that frown upside down, will at least warm your heart against the chilly winter storm aftermath in preparation for what I hope will be an early spring.
The more I'm talking to my neighbors, the more I realize why nobody talks to their neighbors! It's because they either have nothing to say, or way too much. There is no happy medium. You'd love it if you could keep your interactions short and sweet.
Apparently, people are taking their frustration over all that snow out on those piling it up on the side of the road (after having just spent considerable time and energy clearing it out of their own driveways).