I am British born, so I will always be British but I only spent 9 weeks there. From England I spent some time in Germany, but for most of my life I have lived in Minnesota and I am truly living the Minnesota life. Now, honestly, I was a bit worried about becoming Minnesotan as the whole country likes to make fun of us and our state but if you have been here long enough you just give up and accept that it is odd but fun here.
This year we are going for all kinds of winter records, with the most recent being a big snowstorm on April 11. Sure April can be chilly and we might get a snow shower but this year is extreme. Last week we finally saw our lawn for the first time in months and most of our snow was gone…this week we are buried under snow again and it is cold! What can a dog do? They say if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em, so that is where I am at. The people here are nuts, doing things like wearing shorts even though it is 35 degrees and snowing, maybe it is some kind of protest, not sure but it is odd. Did you know that we even grill out on the deck in the winter? Yep, my crazy mom does it 1-2 times a year! She digs that grill out and grills her dinner but she is not alone, it seems like everyone does that.
Yesterday we got dumped on again with snow, I guess with the totals from Wednesday and Thursday we have 6-8 inches of the real heavy wet snow. Yay, the forecast is for even more light snow today and later in the weekend…will winter ever end? Mom got her camera out and we decided to show the world how spring activities look in our great state of Minnesota.
So, there you have it! A little taste of the crazy life I lead here in Minnesota. Seriously, once you have lived here for a while it all seems so “normal”. Maybe we are brain damaged from all the sub-zero weather we have in January and February. One other scary fact is that we often have colder days than many places in Alaska…maybe we should move to Alaska to warm up? Hope all my readers are enjoying a lovely spring as much as we are at my house! This has been Emma’s Minnesota Spring Report…see you again on my next post.