Posted by: bree1972 | March 4, 2012

Am I Dreaming? 3/5/2012

I finally figured it out.

I obviously slept through February and March and woke up in April!

That has to be it.  We have three inches of yellow pine tree pollen on every surface in our yard – the deck, the cars, the fence, the outdoor furniture, the boathouse and the water.

We’re having April weather. Very warm (80’s), muggy days that translated into horrible storms and tornadoes in the South this weekend and killed 38 people and injured many more.  Homes destroyed, businesses crushed.  This kind of thing happens in April – not the first week in March!

We have azalea blooms (usually showing off at Easter) competing with our camellias.

Practically everyone we know at the lake is struggling with allergy-related sinus infections.  Bear told me just the other day, “Shouldn’t we be packing for Mackinac?  Don’t we do that when it starts to get hot?”

I’ve heard at least five people say this exact sentence in the last two weeks:  “If it’s like this in February, what in the world does summer have in store for us?”

Ok, ok, ok.  I know it’s not April, and after the bad weather went through on Saturday, winter arrived once more – at least for a couple of days.  Now we’re under a freeze warning for this evening.  Weird.  Weird.  Weird.

I just had to get that off my chest.  Now . . .

The big event of the weekend was our trip about 45 miles north to watch “Sex Please, We’re Sixty”, presented by the Perry Players.  Our friends Sally and Ed went with us, and we spent two hours laughing at the craziness of several over sixty visitors staying at a bed and breakfast run by our friend Jane Winston, playing Mrs. Stancliffe.  If you ever get a chance to see this production in your local little theatre, please don’t miss it.

Here are a few photos from the play:

Jane plays the very strait-laced and stoic proprietor of the Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast . . .

. . . but by the end of the play, she has blossomed into a beautiful, chic and charming lady with a new fiancée!

Cast and crew of "Sex Please, We're Sixty". What a great group!

Sally, Ted and I - after the play.

We drove a few miles further north to Warner Robins and ate an early dinner at Buffalo Wild Wings, before heading home.  What a fun afternoon!

We’re on our way again on Friday to Ormond Beach to see Julie, Matt and the grandkids.  Julie’s got a full weekend planned for us, but more on that Friday.

Random Pics

Turkeys in Marianne's backyard this week at the ri'vah.

"That's all, folks!"

Have a wonderful week, and I’ll see you back here on Friday.  If you’re a Mackinac blog reader, tune in to that blog on Wednesday for some snow photos you have to see to believe.  14″ of the white stuff fell this weekend, turning the Island into a fantasy of white.  You will love it.

God bless.



  1. I’ve seen several pictures of Mackinac from the webcam and from people on facebook and all I can say is WOW!!! absolutely beautiful…like a winter wonderland. I would love to see it in person some day. This winter has been really strange and I feel for all the people in the storm areas. The play and dinner sounds like you had a fun time. Glad you got to enjoy it with some good friends. 🙂

  2. Brenda,

    Yes, the weather has been really crazy this winter. I am so thankful we didn’t have any of those terrible storms, but many of Faye’s relatives were right in the middle of them in the West Liberty and Salyersville, Kentucky areas. Fortunately, only one family of them sustained damage to their house. They live a few miles west of West Liberty and saw the tornado coming. They hid under a stairway (they had no basement) and because the tornado didn’t make a direct hit, they were safe with only a small amount of damage to their house.

    Do you have any idea what a 14″ wet snowfall is? It would bring the world of automobiles to a standstill in most parts of the country. However, I know that for Mackinac Island it was a real blessing. I’m sure the year around residents are quite thankful. I don’t know how long all that snow will last, but it is supposed to be colder for a few days.

  3. The snow up on the Island may very well be gone before your weds post!

    We had snow on the ground sun morning, not much, maybe an inch or two. It flurried through out the day as well. As it flurried..the snow on the ground melted! It was the stranges thing! Watch the snow on the ground melt, while it snowed!

    • Weird weather, Nancy – everywhere.

  4. Community Theaters are always so enjoyable. The play sounds hilarious! Maddie’s picture is adorable! Can’t wait for the Mackinac update!

  5. We have been having such weird weather here in Northern Indiana too. This week again we are going to have temps in the high 50’s but we had snow/ice this past weekend. The play sounds like it was a fun one to watch! Maddie looks so cute cuddling on her pillow. Happy Tuesday!!

  6. Love the pic of Mattie catching some rays. How sweet! Go Maddie!!

  7. I’m with you Bree. I’m in Indiana and we’ve had the strangest, weirdest, much too warm winter this year. I’m not sure if Indy is your half way point to Mackinac Island, but if we are…I can tell you it’s an early spring here too. The way I see it, spring’s gonna creep up across those waters before long!

    As a spring and fall allergy sufferer, I am dreading what this early spring has to bring. The yellow haze you’re dealing with is my living nightmare. It hasn’t started here yet, but crocuses are blooming, tulips and daffodils are ready to pop. My itchy, sneezy season is knocking on my front door and I’m pretending not to be home! 🙂

    I’m stock piling allergy meds and coupons for allergy meds! hahaha!!!

    Since we are having spring in week 1 of March, and spring is my favorite season of all, ol man winter better NOT come along and ruin all my beautiful spring blooms.

    That wicked sting of storms struck my poor State too. God bless and keep those who have been affected.


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