Life, Michigan

Is Michigan like Antarctica? Scary!

I fell asleep before the official start of the New Year.  When I woke up, it was only 19°F and dreary.

Does this look like Antarctica?
Does this look like Antarctica?  Nope.  Just my front yard!

I feel like it’s groundhog’s day, only I’m the groundhog and spring is nowhere in site!  Of course it’s only officially been winter for a dozen days, so I better get used to this.  LOL  Last year, we hardly had a winter.  We’re more than overdue.

OK.  This isn't Antarctica either.  They just haven't been quick with the snow plows and salt trucks on the side streets in my neighborhood.
OK. This isn’t Antarctica either. They just haven’t been quick with the snow plows and salt trucks on the side streets in my neighborhood.

I don’t mind the snow, but the long nights of darkness are rough.  We don’t see a lot of sunshine around here as it is.  Not looking forward to the cold, either.  I work with a guy who spent some time in Antarctica.  When I said something about the cold, his reply was something along the lines of, “I’ve lived most of my life in Michigan, so it wasn’t that hard to get used to living in Antarctica.”  That left me almost speechless.  I really don’t want to think that Antarctica and Michigan have similar climates.  If I thought about it too much, I’d probably find myself rocking in a corner, babbling to myself.  Wow!

Have a good day, and see if you can find some sunshine for me.  That would be great…


4 thoughts on “Is Michigan like Antarctica? Scary!”


    we had a bit of snow the other day but it’s long, long gone 😉 On one hand it’s nice because it means we’re not like Antarctica, but on the other hand it makes it hard to photograph because you have to do it *now* or you never get the chance.

    BTW, the Michigan = Antarctica comparison? Scary.


    1. Yeah…I’m not sure which is worse, Michigan vs Antarctica or being told that Michigan summer’s are worse than being in the rain forest…by a man who used to LIVE in South America, next to a rain forest. He claimed that the rain brought down the humidity in South America, not so much in Michigan.

      I would try harder to disagree with Antarctica vs Michigan, but yesterday I was outside, taking out trash, in my short sleeves, no coat…it was 19°F out. I’m not saying that was the smartest thing to do, but as long as I kept moving, it didn’t FEEL all that bad outside even though my brain knows better. I must have been out there at least 10 minutes. Dumb! Yes. But my coat was on the other side of the building…


  2. We usually don’t get much snow, if any. Two years ago was the first white Christmas we’d had since the 1960’s. So I envy you the snow…but not necessarily the cold. We did actually have a blizzard in 1993, but that was kind of a fluke. That just doesn’t happen in the Southeast!


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