Okay, so I wanted to make my blog focus on my hometown of Syracuse and all the great things there are to do around here. I have a whole list of them that I will be featuring on my blog in the coming weeks and months. That way, anyone who stumbles across it will be able to use it to get to know the area. There are a lot of places that I never visit even though I live here, and I'm sure other people feel the same way. People who already live here will be able to use it to get ideas of new places to go, and people who don't live here can use it to see if it is a place they might like or not.
But I am distracted from my purpose today, and here's why:
Yep, that's snow you're seeing. Snow. In Syracuse. Today. Please allow me to draw your attention to the fact that today is April 16th. It's not the middle of February or some undeniably winter month like that. Many of my bulbs have already come up, and now they are covered with snow! I feel so bad for them. I actually hope they don't all die because I really look forward to them coming up each Spring, but I think the chances of them doing very well right now are slim to none.
The news is not all bad, though. The weather channel says that things are bound to look up for us towards the end of the week. I sure hope they are right! A lot of the local news today has also been about how the schools have used all their snow days. The former teacher in me knows what a bummer that is because it means they are going to lose a vacation day at some point in the remainder of the school year.
By the way, I do know that this storm was a huge Nor'Easter and that we are certainly not the only area affected by it. I just feel like I have extra complaining rights because we get so much lake effect anyway, we really don't need the help. I mean, seriously. We could do without it. We'd live happily with our couple months of summer and feel good about the whole deal. Seriously.
I would like to add, entirely off the subject, that I send my deepest regrets to those people who lost a loved one in the terrible occurrence at Virginia Tech today. Some day, we will figure out how to secure our students and loved ones against attacks like this. I just hope it's soon.