I hereby revoke 90% of the American population’s right to talk about cabin fever. What gives me this right you ask? Let’s look at the facts:
- The Twin Cities area saw NEGATIVE fifty, not once, not twice, but at least THREE times this winter.
- Tomorrow is APRIL 4th, and we are expecting a foot of snow.
- Your winter doesn’t count until you get stuck in a blizzard. If you don’t even get blizzards less room for complaining.
- Frost bite is considered an inevitable fashion statement for grocery shopping. (If you can’t meet this one too, no whining for you)
Having said that, this girl is going CRAZY! It’s been such a long winter. Now that it’s actually hitting above freezing, I’ve been getting my happy little (ok not so little) ass outside for some awesome sunshine. You know you’ve got it bad when 33 degrees feels like a heat wave.THIS is what water looks like. Who knew?
My suicide prevention walk is in 2 and a half months, which means I have to be able to hobble at least 16 miles by then. (aka this girl has some work to do) Mr. Crunchy and I decided to head out for a walk and get a little adventurous. My legs haven’t seen hills since God was a boy, so it was time to challenge myself.
Everything started out great. There were a few puddles here and there; some snow and ice on the ground. It decided to get interesting when I figured we should head down a hill side to get to a lower trail. Keep in mind I have NO calf strength in my one leg because of my achilles injury. Couple with the fact this hillside is full of shale rock, mud, and other goodies, I should’ve known it was a journey bound for disaster. It just wasn’t obvious who (or what) was going to be the victim of this trek.
Here I am gingerly heading down this hill, and things are going great. That’s until my over the shoulder purse decides to flip around. It was like a rocket launcher over my head, and of course what is the ONE thing that flies out but my Windows phone. Not only does it fly out of my purse, but it football spikes on the biggest shale rock for what seems to be miles around. (This is totally my luck) There it is laying screen down in the middle of this huge rock, and I totally know it’s done for. (Hope my AT&T rep isn’t reading this)
When I finally got down to the rock where my phone lay, it was truly a miracle of the cell phone gods that the screen was actually NOT cracked. Thank you Nokia Lumia gorilla glass! Needless to say Mr. Crunchy thought this was hysterical. He seems to think that only I have such shenanigans occur. (Ok, at this point I agree he might have a point)Just loved the texture on this old tree. Ok, I know I am weird!
Proof my cell phone didn’t die? Check out some of the cool things we found on our trip. I’m so excited to actually see small buds on the trees and bulbs coming out of the ground (even though I have NO idea what the heck these are). After a winter like this, I deserve to do some dancing to Eye of the Tiger ala Rocky, at minimum we at least deserve a drink or two because this year was BRUTAL, BRUTAL I tell ya.These bulbs were everywhere. Anyone know what they are?