Morning Meanderings… I AM NOT Dreaming Of A White Halloween!

Good morning.  Minnesota is known for its crazy weather.  It’s actually probably what I like least about where I live.  I do enjoy the warm springs, gorgeous trees, brilliant summers, and bike rides in the fall….

However once we get into the snowy type weather…. I would much rather hibernate until spring is here again.


you can imagine my angst as I went to bed last night and the wind was blowing hard and my beautiful lawn was sprinkled in white.


you can imagine me (if you will) sitting here this morning at 7:20 a.m. and it is still pitch black outside and we can officially say we have had the first snow.


My back deck this morning

I think it is these weather changes that make me tired.  I have been going to bed earlier, and not my usual energy.  I really need to fix that.  😀  Today, I would love to know what weather you are experiencing in your little piece of the world.

My lovely lawn chair that I like to read in

I have big plans for Halloween….  snow, you really need to go away.

55 thoughts on “Morning Meanderings… I AM NOT Dreaming Of A White Halloween!

  1. I’ve enjoyed the cooler weather, which means somewhere in the 60s-70s.

    I think it was supposed to dip to 40 last night. But it doesn’t snow here…well, it did once since I lived here, about thirty years ago! And the snow lasted just a few hours.

    1. I like the 80’s Laurel and I am not just talking about big hair bands 😀

      I like warm and today is chilly – even in my office. GAH! I want to go home with a blanket and a book.

  2. diana mack

    in chicago we are living up to our name the windy city…trees are gorgeous!
    snow in october is just wrong….as is our local pool store which has their christmas trees up already and all the malls are screaming “the lowest prices of the season” season? what season? it’s fall!!!

    1. Yes Diana, I agree! Snow in October is just wrong. Its cold and wet and is making me rethink my plans of going with a friend of mine and her children trick or treating this year. BRRRR!!!!

      I worked retail for 14 years and i remember the push to get the trees up and Christmas decorations out… how annoying! 😀

  3. The Chattanooga (Tennessee) area has had a tornado or two, but the wind and rain have ceased. Even though the day is gray, I left for school just after 7:00 a.m. wearing short sleeves because it’s supposed to be around 75 degrees Fahrenheit today. It’s comfortable weather for me, though most of my students are wearing jackets — or at least long sleeves.

  4. Please keep that snow over there! Chicago is even too close. It is warm here this morning, sunny but very, very windy (50-60 mph gusts). I am wondering if I need to take extra weight along on my walk.

  5. It was really windy and quite chilly in Northern CO last night. I was wondering if we were going to see our first snow as well. It seems that we often get snow on Halloween, so it may still be coming.

  6. Last year we had snow the first weekend of October. No snow here yet, but it is supposed to get below freezing tonight (if so, it’ll be the first time this season) … better pick and cover the tomatoes!

  7. Ohhhh I dread the snow! I’m like you, I would rather hibernate. Wish I could be a snow bird and go to Arizona or Florida during the winter!
    The winter really saps my energy too and I get really depressed. Better stock up on the vit. D! Well have fun in the snow :0)
    Its just cloudy and cold here, no snow yet!

  8. It was snowing at my house this morning too Sheila. The power went out sometime this morning too, but I managed to clean myself up enough to make it into work just to get a cup of coffee!

  9. We have had torrential rain for the past two days and it is freezing. I would rather snow, because England comes to a comple standstill when it snows, so no school or work.

    1. Vivienne – as much as I dislike snow……. I do like snow storms that render us unable to move. That means I have no guilt about getting things done. Instead those days are curl up with movies and books days…. put on the soup and chill…. and nap! 😀

  10. I am so very jealous and it is the only thing I miss about Minnesota. Yesterday we had tornadoes, high winds and I have the A/C on. No snow anywhere in my future. Please enjoy it for me.

  11. I can’t believe you are having snow already!!!

    We had some hellacious storms come through here yesterday… trees and power lines down and all that… we didn’t get too much just torrential rain, thank goodness!

  12. We had the wind here in northeast PA and then last night it rained buckets – buckets and all! 🙂 It’s been warm but now is turning cooler; the beautiful foliage is gone so it looks like winter except for a lack of snow.

    I’m still trying to make friends with a stray cat who lives under our shed. Lord knows what it went through last night, but it hasn’t come out yet. I still can’t get that cat to come to me or let me get within 6′ of it even though I’ve been feeding it every day. Don’t even know if it’s boy or girl. This is getting maddening. Maybe it’s been mistreated?

  13. Jill W

    Wow! I don’t think I could handle that Sheila. I don’t like being cold, especially in October. Come on down to Charlotte, NC, it’s 80 degrees today and the leaves are beautiful!

  14. I love snow! Well, I do, except when it’s a work day… It’s a tretcherous enough drive to work as it is without snow adding to it!

    We’ve just got wind & rain here. I’m hoping it’s going to be a nice end to the week (weather-wise) as I’m off up to the North Wales coast tomorrow for a concert… and it’s windy & cold enough there at this time of year without the driving rain too!

    1. Nikki-ann, snow is only good when as Vivienne said above, it makes everything stand still…. businesses are closed, no work – only hanging out at home and oh look – there’s a book! 😀

  15. Halloween of 6th grade we had snow on the ground in Two Harbors. For some reason I actually had a lot of fun with it. Hopefully for you though it will be melted by Sunday.

  16. Yes, snow and Halloween don’t seem to go together. It’s unseasonably warm (and wet) here in my corner of Virginia, though I expect that won’t last long.

    1. And I don’t like driving in the snow Stephanie… I am not the most cautious driver so not being able to stop as quickly as I like is well…. not too safe.

  17. So you had snow, and we’re stuck still in the 90s here in TX. On Halloween, it’s actually going to be only 80 degrees when we’re trick-or-treating! (can you hear the sarcasm?) I think we need a mix of our two weathers!

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