10 March 2012

Weekend Plans

It's 7:15 in the blessed a.m., 9 degrees, and there's another inch or so of fresh snow this morning, although none was forecast. The first cup of coffee went down smoothly, and I'm debating whether to have another. Oh, who am I kidding? Of course I'll have another cup. D'uh!

The girls are all going shopping today, and Older Daughter will be driving. She's this close to being ready for the road test for her license, and just needs a few more hours behind the wheel. Learning to drive in an Alaskan winter is tougher than we had it, back in the Midwest. F'rinstance, each session spent behind the wheel here is preceded by the time-honored ritual of "digging out the car".

Meanwhile, I'm also debating whether to drag myself down to the Wet Bunny Range. This late-winter lassitude is tough - really tough - and everyone I know is suffering from it. There's a distinct urge to curl up in a ball and go back to sleep. But for today, I shall resist. I think.

It's also nice that the sky has been getting light before 7:00, but that will go away tomorrow. We have one advantage over most of y'all, though: we're also gaining almost six minutes a day of daylight. In another 10 days, we'll have another hour of light, so the earlier daylight shall return soon.

Ah, my second cup of coffee has arrived. Thanks for stopping by!

2 comments:

joated said...

"This late-winter lassitude is tough - really tough - and everyone I know is suffering from it. There's a distinct urge to curl up in a ball and go back to sleep."

Not just an Alaskan malady either. At least we will see a switch, not only in our clocks but in the season as SPRING will come roaring in here over the next week. 50-60 degree days will be sure to bring about a change in lassitude.

Old NFO said...

Enjoy the day, whatever you decide to do!