Thursday, April 10, 2008

One down...

If you are a contestant in Ice Out 2008, you may be happy to know that your competition has been reduced by one. While Mike does win the award for Most Optimistic Player, his prediction of a total thaw by April 10, sadly, did not come to pass.

The good news is that it has been warmish here, and I believe we even hit sixty degrees today. A patch of earth has emerged in the backyard:


But the front yard... well, you can see for yourself (and do note the pavement in full bloom in the foreground):

This, of course, does not bode well for FXSMom, Daisy, or any of our other April optimists. It could happen, I suppose, but really, I don't think they have a snowball's chance in - well, you know.

15 comments:

VTBudFan said...

Hmm. That is a lot of snow. I may have to show up with a hairdryer and an extension cord on April 17th.

:)

Kaethe said...

Now I picture your yard being invaded by would-be winners with snow blowers.

Good luck with Spring.

Bad mommy said...

Pavement -- is that more of a bulb, or a corm?

Happy early spring! Hope that you thaw quickly (and no, that is not just because I have mid May in the pool!)

FXSmom said...

I'm with vtbudfan. If you see a bunch of psychos outside your house with hairdryers don't call the cops K. There could still be a massive heat wave this weekend. It could happen. Maybe

gretchen said...

The pessimist with the latest date will be right behind you with my Snoopy Snowcone machine.

rebecca said...

Oh, my stubborn optimism is still intact - My April date is late enough that I still have hope...

Daisy said...

I took pix of my backyard and posted them yesterday -- swampland. Today? We have snow. I hope your weather-luck is better than mine this weekend.

Stimey said...

I'll be there too with my space heater. I may have to plug it in inside your house.

FXSmom said...

I didn't get plane tickets in time :(. I'm guessing you still have snow huh ;-)

Does it count that we have no snow...lol

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

I'm telling you... May 16th! I WILL WIN! hahahah

MOM-NOS said...

Sorry, FXSMom. You are officially out of the running. You can blame Gretchen and her evil snowcone machine...

David said...

Looks like the pavement will be yielding a nice crop this year! I am pretty convinced now that it's spring for real. So many signs are present now. I shoulda taken a date in your Ice Out game. Oh well, maybe next year.

Melissa Fay Greene said...

I'm researching a magazine article about DIR/Floortime schools for children with ASD. I love what I've read of your blog and wonder if I could correspond with you privately, off-blog, about your impressions of DIR/Floortime -- if, indeed, it's something you're aware of and have either considered or ruled out for your son.
There may be a simpler way to email you but I can't seem to find one.
Thanks for your time,
Melissa Fay Greene
Atlanta
mfgreene1@aol.com

Melissa said...

I'll leave my website, too, in case you want to know more about me before replying.
www.ThereIsNoMeWithoutYou.com

VTBudFan said...

Well? It's the 18th....

:) VTBudFan

(also a MOM-NOSfan)