This has been an odd winter. We have the occasional cold snap, a bit of frost, a frozen puddle, and everyone says "Oh, here it comes!"
And then it warms up again!
I am guessing this is because most of our winds have been coming from the South, which means they are going to be warmer than the dreaded northeasterlies, which come down from the Arctic.
So we are into another cold snap. We even had a flurry of snow last week. Number One Son, who is at Uni further to the north, now has snow on the ground, and I am sitting here wishing I had put the bottom half of my thermals on today too. Will this last? Will we now get proper Winter weather for a while?
It is supposed to last for most of this week, at least.
But we don't want snow here, not this week. Not the snow that causes the roads to close. This because our daughter finally started her job today, so we don't want anything to mess up her settling in time, don't want her getting stranded in the city with no way of getting home. Of course, we do work very close to each other, so at least we would be together if it came to it and we could work something out together. We could hike back if necessary (it has happened before). It is not as though we will be wading through feet of snow, it only takes about 2 inches of snow to close everything over here...
My determination to finish my book this winter seems to be staying with me. I am almost at the end of the first complete draft, only a few more scenes (some of them very big, I must admit) to go before I can go back to the beginning and start editing, espanding and polishing. I am getting quite excited about it all now, and enjoying seeing things unfold and develop, it seems to have a life of its own now, which is great.