Waiting for Spring

DSC05128.jpgMinnesota cold – the thermometer is stuck and will not rise above 10

Testing season for our ELL students – four tests for each student – o my gosh!

Piles of snow turned grey and black with the exhaust of cars


Restless and squirrelly students stuck inside building due to wind chills way below zero

Packed snow creating ice skids on sidewalks and street corners making walking scary

Seed catalogs stacking up on my desk with no time to review, enjoy or order

Knowing I should be eating fresh salads and veggies but carving rich, hot fatty foods to ward off the cold

Dry skin, achy joints and chapped lips – skin was not meant to be in cold for so many months

We know spring is out there some where but it feels a long ways away right now!

It is February in Minnesota!






About Joanne Toft

I am a retired Minneapolis Public School teacher. I walk, garden, care for my Grandson and write. Life is good!
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8 Responses to Waiting for Spring

  1. terierrol says:

    Your Minneapolis winter sounds just like my northern NH winter! So true about only craving rich comfort food. Stay strong, Spring is coming.

  2. arjeha says:

    Here in central PA we have not been hit as hard. We have had a cold spell but now we are in a February thaw. That is fine by me. The older I get the less I enjoy winter.

  3. Alice Nine says:

    Winter and Spring are chasing each other here. It’s been sunny and into the 50’s … now it’s turning colder (not as cold as you thought) with snow predicted for the weekend. I have bulbs up and buds bursting out… I hope they make it through the cold if it comes.

  4. Transplanted Midwesterner but even here in Massachusetts I mirror your mood.

  5. Ramona says:

    Oh, I hope you get some relief soon! I’m not sure I could survive (much less thrive) your winter.

  6. I love reading telegrams from the edge of another world. Brrrrrrr!

  7. vicki s says:

    “Piles of snow turned grey and black with the exhaust of cars” this is indeed what I dread about big snowstorms. It seems to hang around for a very long time.

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