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I woke up on Monday morning (yesterday) feeling very disoriented. Why?
Take a look at the photo below that I posted as my header back in January.

Except, this photo isn’t the one from January. I took the same photo the day before yesterday, on Sunday, April 14! After it snowed all day, and I went to bed that night, I woke up on Monday having forgotten about it. I thought I was waking up to April spring sunshine, but instead, the bright, white reflection pierced my eyeballs.

Seriously, the scene out my window felt wrong and really did disorient me. For a moment, I went through the belief bias effect.

Sorry to jump around, but back to Sunday, the snow day. The forecast was for a dusting of snow. I don’t know about you, but to me, in the picture below, it doesn’t look like a dusting.

At first I was mad. How dare they lie to me. I mean, I recalled snow in April before, but never this much. It usually really is a dusting.

This was my ugly feet wearing sandals on Monday and Tuesday last week. How could I have to switch from bare skinned toes to fuzzy boots . . . in April? I posted my disgust on facebook, and what did I get? Someone going political on me and blaming global warming. As if I’m guilty of this atrocity and should conjure up some magic spell to stop this from happening. Sorry, not adding a guilt-trip to my already aggravated nerves.

So, as it continued to snow all . . . day . . . long, without letting up, I grew more shocked than angry. Was this a nuclear meltdown? How could it keep coming and coming . . . in spring? I already packed away my snow boots, but I needed to lug them out to go outside with the dog. Boy, how I dreaded it.

Max was even shocked when he first stepped out there. What the . . . ?

But then, his shock turned to exuberance. Yay, time to play.

So, I gave in and decided to go with the flow. If I can’t beat it, I might as well enjoy it with my truest friend in the world. His birthday was Sunday on that day of the snow. He turned eleven years old. Why not celebrate with my old boy? They aren’t with us long enough as it is.

My dogs have been my inspiration to enjoy life, no matter the challenges we face. He and I both have pretty significant arthritis pain, but who cared. We had fun.

P.S. Snow has already melted. It’s springtime again and a gorgeous day. Back to sandals, but should I pack away my boots?


18 thoughts on “Disoriented”

    1. Wow. No snow. We’ve been warm since I posted this, and now they’re saying snow tomorrow! Crazy.

      Have a great weekend, Abbi.


    1. Thanks, Andrea. It’s crazy here. On Sunday (Easter and one week later), it’s supposed to be close to 80f, 26c.

      Have a wonderful weekend. πŸ™‚

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  1. I’m glad you recorded that day, Lori. Wasn’t it weird??? I couldn’t believe my eyes! And the poor day lilies were just buried in snow. Thankfully they survived!

    Love your photos!

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    1. It really was weird. I couldn’t get over how it kept coming down all day long . . . and heavily. Glad the day lilies survived. We had no flowers here until a couple of days ago. Just a few (I don’t know the names of most flowers, but wish I did).

      Yucky couple of rainy days now, but looks like some nice days ahead.


    1. Right? And what a change. Snow is all gone today, and now, at 4:30pm est, my air conditioning is going on!

      Hope all is well by you, Jill.


  2. There used to be a time when talking about the weather was pretty safe. Not anymore. Yup – I run into that too. If you say, my, April has been really unpredictable, someone pipes up with “Global Warming!” I agree, it’s like I’m being blamed for it. Alas, I don’t have that much power. πŸ˜‰
    Glad to hear you were able to turn it into a fun snow day with your poochie. πŸ™‚

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    1. Boy, isn’t that the truth, Lynette? It used to be we should avoid talking religion & politics. Now we have to avoid talk of the weather, too. Must everything be controversial these days?

      Yes, Max prefers the colder weather and I enjoyed it with him. Today it got so warm it triggered my air conditioning to go on! A huge change in under 48 hours. Of course, the snow is gone.

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    1. Haha. Yes, and I’d have to say to Max while scratching my head, “I wish I could explain it, buddy.” πŸ˜€

      So, all the snow is gone and the temperature went so high today that it triggered my air conditioning to go on! Sheesh. What a change in under 48 hours.

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  3. Lori, keep the sandals out! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ These snow blips seem to happen and then high temperatures soon after. Not surprised you were disoriented (great post title!) Glad you and Max had some fun in the β€˜dusting’ of snow but a pity about the heavy-handed response on FB. Wishing you a lovely Spring week … and may those sandals get an outing! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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    1. You aren’t kidding about that snow being a blip. Today all the snow is gone, and the temperature went high enough in my house to trigger the air conditioning! What a change!

      Thanks for the nice comment, Annika. Hope spring has sprung by you. πŸ™‚

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