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   Posted 4/5/2009 12:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Happy Sunday and I hope the weather is looking more like spring for you...that is unless you're in the southern hemisphere. But fall is my favorite time of year so that could be lovely too.

I love weather! I mean if it's going to storm then I want a really GOOD storm!! smhair You know, power out, trees falling over...just not any loss of life and little, if any, property damage. Just a few power lines knocked out so the power guys can get some overtime j/k But when we go to the beach I love it when there is a great storm down there. I love the first frost of fall and the daffodils poking out in the early spring...sometimes having to push through a surprise layer of snow. Now summer on the other hand is boring...IMHO. If it's too hot I have to stay inside where it's cool. Then there are some creepy crawly things out there some times that I do NOT appreciate at all. But the other 3 seasons are for me!

What about you??? Do you live where there are distinct and dramatic seasons? Prefer sun and warmth all the time? The change of seasons often makes our fibro act up but putting that aside, what are your likes and dislikes on the seasons?

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White Beard
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   Posted 4/5/2009 1:34 AM (GMT -6)   

Well where I live in east central Illinois there is definitely four seasons, I am not a big fan of hot humid weather, as it bothers me and I would rather stay in the air conditioning! I used to love winter but not here, when I lived in Alaska the winters were frigid and snowy but a dry cold! And Very Long! We usually got our first snow in September and our last snow in May or June! I actually liked the winters though,  but I did not like the darkness, up in Fairbanks the sun would rise at 11 Am in the south east and would barely come up over the horizon and then  set at 1PM ( I lived 4 years up there at Eielson AFB) one year we went 6 weeks with the high temp in the day only getting up to 30 below zero with the nights getting down to 55 below ( no wind chill either) one of the test that a bunch of us GI's had was to throw a hot cup of coffee up into the air it would hiss and steam and sizzle and it would all turn to Ice crystals before it would ever hit the ground! It had to be colder than 50 below zero to do that! The children would walk to and from school with flashlights and they would play outside for recess, unless it was colder than 20 below zero then they would have to stay inside! 

But here in Illinois the winter it is a damp wet cold with plenty of ice! I don't like ice, I don't like winters anymore! I want my snow  and winter starting on Thanksgiving Day and ending on New Years Day! Then I want Spring!  and a short mild summer and a nice long crisp Fall! I think Spring and Fall are my favorite seasons with  Fall being the best! I think Fall is a very melancholy time for me, it is sad to see the days get shorter and to see everything die and turn brown, but I do  love all the colors of the trees and the crispness in the air! There is a sad but yet refreshing feeling about Fall I think! I don't know I guess I am just rambling now and should go to bed, I took a pain pill I hope it kicks in soon so  my back will let me be able to sleep!

Good Night

White Beard


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Post Edited (White Beard) : 4/5/2009 12:39:26 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 4/5/2009 12:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I live in Upstate, NY and it sounds like our weather is very similiar to your's Whitebeard. My husbands family moved out to Montana several years ago, a state that I always associated with lots of snow and we tease them that they sent it all to us. They get very cold temperatures, but very little snow, meanwhile we get tons of snow and ice.

Because the snow, ice, & rain affects my pain level quite dramatically, I find it difficult to conjure up any good feelings about wet weather & I've never really liked it hot, so I'd say Spring and Fall are it for me too! A perfect day is a sunny 70 degrees with a nice breeze. I also love seeing everything come back to life after the Winter, and I love all the colors of fall.

We are teetering between Winter & Spring right now, one day it's 65 degrees and the next day it's 30 and snowing, but at least Spring is on the way!


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   Posted 4/5/2009 5:20 PM (GMT -6)   
My weather is a lot like bluejet's, but I am so teed off now. We are under a Winter Storm Watch. It's April for heaven's sake! A little snow, fine. But a winder storm watch???

Bet you can tell what kind of weather I DON'T like! LOL


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   Posted 4/5/2009 5:35 PM (GMT -6)   
The weather is cloudy and cold here in Wisconsin. Went to church with my girls, pain was terrible in back and hard pew, but she talked of hope in the world. Everyday is a new day and maybe there is hope. Where I dont know.

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   Posted 4/5/2009 10:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I love winter in Florida. It goes down into the thirties once in a while and stays cool for a couple of months. I hate the summers in Florida. Way tooooo hot. I have to stay indoors at all times. I try to go outside to watch my granddaughter go into the pool, but that only lasts a short time. To actually go into the pool is rough too, because it is too cold for my fibro. So I am between a rock and a hard place.

Spring is coming and I enjoy things turning green again and the flowers blooming. But it gets really hot in Spring too, so I've already stated how I feel about the heat.

I have been in Florida all my life, it's just that getting older, gaining weight and having the fibro, I find the Florida heat more and more unbearable. The rain also is what affects my fibro the most.

Thanks for letting me share!!

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   Posted 4/5/2009 11:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Maybe we should start some kind of rotational trips. Visits to all the members down south during our "northern" winter, and y'all can come up north in your hot and humid summers!


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   Posted 4/6/2009 11:57 AM (GMT -6)   
PA lady...I was really serious Nope not joking...if you are ever in AZ...I have an extra is on the other side of the house (so kinda private) with a bathroom next to it...winters and springs are quite lovely here... cool

Oh, we only have about 2 seasons and hot...but if you've lived here all your life, there is a 3rd, cold...but that is probably spring like compared to those up in the northern hinterlands.

Lately it has been quite a blustery spring. We had wind gusts into the 60 mph and greater range. But beyond's quite nice...I live for this time of year...
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Ms Kitty
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   Posted 4/6/2009 11:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I love weather but my foot doesn't neither does my stump.  Any change in the barometric pressure sends the pain soaring.  I am very lucky that my mate is a therapuetic massage therapist.  Not always, but sometimes he can work miracles on my foot by working on my leg.
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   Posted 4/6/2009 11:31 PM (GMT -6)   
You're making me an offer that's tough to refuse!!

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