Be back soon: Gone winter crazy

My first winter in Minnesota and it’s awful. Honestly, do you people know California exists? I now understand why people thought I was nuts for moving here.  Love does make you do crazy things.

I mean what the hell, Minnesota? Getting to the grocery store is a freaking chore. I’m not used to having my movements so restricted. I used to be annoyed by the rain.  What a fool I was.

The thought of going out to dinner exhausts me. Do you know how much effort that will take?

I’m tired of having to wear 5 layers of clothing just to ensure one of my extremities doesn’t fall off while getting out of the car. I’m tired of worrying that the oil in my car might be too frozen for it to turn on after a day of work. I’m tired of seeing the Wind Chill Advisory and a temperature well below zero as the high…THE HIGH!

When I was getting ready to move out here, I was worried about road conditions. Someone made a flippant comment about it not being the 1800s and not driving a wagon.

Um, dude. You have NO idea.

Snow blowing across the road makes me cringe. Ice on the road is frightening. I know now just how stupid people are in their cars.

My poor car has taken one hell of a beating….Not from the snow, but from the horrible potholes riddled throughout the streets of Saint Paul and even Minneapolis.  Sorry, dude, but my Beetle won’t roll over the 4 inch pothole as quickly as your SUV. Deal with it or tell your council member to get off his/her ass and fix the roads.

Speaking of…there are roads that don’t get plowed. I’m dead serious. They are side streets and have a giant layer of snowy ice lining them. How the people who live on them deal with that crap is beyond me.  I’d be the crazy lady dragging a giant bag of salt up and down the road, cussing the government the whole time.

How many more days until spring?  I keep day dreaming about it and summer, which is a clear sign I’ve lost my mind because I usually hate summer. Now I understand why it’s so much better.  You don’t have to be holed up in your house shaking your fist at the weather person. You can actually leave whenever you want or need. Ahhhhhh, the freedom.

All venting aside, I wouldn’t leave this place without Paul. Being able to laugh with him, snuggle with him and generally enjoy life with him does make all this crap worth it.  Besides, it won’t be winter forever, right?

11 thoughts on “Be back soon: Gone winter crazy

  1. All Talk Entertainment

    This post was hilarious. I lived in CA so know exactly what you mean. I’m from the East Coast and will take rain over snow anyway. Thanks for visiting my blog. I’m gonna peek around here. I love your sense of humor. #following.

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  2. Kristi

    I completely agree! I have visited Minnesota and North Dakota several times, and I totally wondered why people actually lived there. At least in the summers it’s beautiful!

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  3. Allison B

    I’m getting my first taste of winter this year in Raleigh and it is making me want to scream! I’m so sick of snow and school closings. Worse, I’m sick of people in California and Florida saying “but the snow is so pretty, you should enjoy it not complain about it.” Yeah, screw you! You come de-ice my car and then tell me how pretty it is.

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    1. Amy Ruiz Post author

      LOL! I feel your pain. Not so much the school thing, but the shock of trying to adjust to this freaking climate. Snow is pretty if you don’t have to go anywhere, but I can’t stay home from work every day! Plus, I’m becoming a hoarder because when I do get to the store, I feel like I might be able to come back for weeks.

      I so hate feeling trapped by the weather. Our problem isn’t so much the snow as it is the insanely low temps. They’ve canceled schools here at least 4 times due to awful cold and windchill.

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