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This has been quite the winter so far, for the area I live that is…Southern Maryland dosn’t get much in the way of snow during the winter months. Truth be told we have not had a measurable snow in…oh…about 5 yrs. So when that “Big” snow storm swept in on December 21, 2009 we were all excited, they were calling for upwards of 15″ for us! The grocery were a buzz with shoppers…getting milk, bread and…”toilet paper”? Yea, toilet paper, that is a hot commidty here in SOMD when the weather guys are predicting snow. Anyhoo, we ended up with 18″ of the fluffy white stuff. Now fast foreward to February…I could’nt believe my ears when I heard the weather guys predicting another substantial snow storm. They are saying we are in the snowstorm bullseye 30+ inches, HOLY-SHIT, I think I can speak for the entire tri-county area. People were in a frenzy, the grocery stores were mobbed, it was a maylay at the check outs and the parking lots were a tangled mess of vehicles. It was like veryone had lost their minds! Well that storm came and went, that was Feb 5-6. Then enter the weather guys…well people brace yourselves for round 2…WHAT, what do you mean by that mr. weatherguy?? yes, Yes it was true, another storm was making it way to our area thie time it was packing winds of 50+ mph (gusts) and sustained at 30 mph. We woke up Saturday Feb…hell, I can’t remember what the “date” was, I haven’t been to work in almost a week and a half and I’m not sure today is…LOL OK,OK…we woke up on that saturday and we thought we’d dodged the bullett, there was only about 5″ on the ground. Freezing rain was falling, but we thought all was “ok”, yea…well that was not the case. At 9:00 the rain change to snow, big white fluffy flakes (it was really pretty) then we had 10+ inches in the ground in no time, on top of the 18 we’d gotten just days earlier…Am I painting the picture here? Do you have a visual on whats going on… My wood pile looked like a huge igloo, all the vehicles looked like they would not be moving until spring…(if it ever comes)  The electric went out about mid morning, Well that was kinda “ok”. My Mi-Fi (verizon) was charged as was my laptop, both digital cameras were sporting freshly charged batteries and my Droid was charged 100%. Hubby had the generator in tip-top running shape and we did have the foresight to bring a shit load of wood up to the covered area of the deck, the fridge was so full I could’nt have wedged another “food item” in there if my life depended on it, and that goes double for the pantry. I am thankful to SMECo, Southern Maryland Electric Co

op. They had the juice back on in a meer 3 hrs. However there were neighborhoods that went without electric for several days. My parents lost elec. and it was almost 30 hrs. before it was back on. Now its Feb. 14, “Happy Valentines Day” the roads are clear, the parking lots have mountain ranges of snow piled up in them, all of the cars got shovled out and in a few hours I am going back out to tackel the wood pile/igloo that is sitting in the yard. Mother Nature…please,please…no more snow for southern Maryland…..PLEASE

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Good Lord its cold outside tonight! Last week we were blessed with a big beautiful moon. I’d wake up everynight around 2 am and the moon-light was so bright. Its errie illumination was hipnotic…I’d peer out my bedroom window into the woods that surround the driveway and imagine that I saw our garden nomes walking about. Those cute little statues that protect mummies flower gardens would come to life on nights with a full moon….creepy!! Well, since the onslaught of cold air filtering in from upper Canada I’ve been feeding our fine feathered friends. I have sunflower seeds and a songbird mixture for the little darlings. Those squirels are loving the tidbits too. they actually get pizzed if the seeds runs out…they try to claw their way into the house by way of the back door. I did’nt fill the “regular” feeder this morning. I did however fill the other bird feeder that the squirels have’nt become aware of…yet. So according to darling hubby the squirels arrived only to find an empty feeder…the began attacking the dam thing! Yup, the were climbing the deck pole and then kicking the feeder with their hing legs. We’re not sure if they were trying to knock it down or just trying to rattle the bird feeder with the hopes that some trapped seed may get knocked loose then be theirs for the taking….they ceertainly are funny little creatures to watch.

Snow bird

The longest night of the year is just a few days away, then we will begin our slow descent back towards days of sun,sun and more sunshine. When the clocks get turned back…or is it ahead…in the fall (Hell I Don’t Know) but I do know this…it really messes me up! I am very sensetive to sunlight and all things related, my epilepsy and the medications I have to take play a big role in…how the sunlight, or lack of sunlight affects me. I’m not refering to that depression some people get from lack of sunlight. Its just hard to put down into words….

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