Monday, January 10, 2011

January in Maine

It hasn't been a very snowy winter so far. Yes there is white stuff on the ground, but it isn't covering roads and sidewalks, and like the kid in the grocery store said "It isn't getting me out of school!"

When I lived in Baltimore we had late openings, early dismissals and snow days quite often and for much less snow than this. So being a teacher in Maine in winter means a bit of excitement when flakes fly, but don't get your hopes up for time off... that rarely happens here.

I still enjoy winter here. It's very lovely, not super cold and fun to have soups for meals on chilly days and evenings. Long underwear solves lots of problems and hunkering down under blankets and comforters can be very pleasant.

And always, there are thoughts of spring just around the corner.

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