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Dumped on again

Sunday, March 24, 2013


We woke to yet another snow dump this morning. I'm trying to be more positive about things beyond my control so decided to focus on how pretty everywhere looks in the snow, rather than how cold it is and what a hassle it is to drive in! Here in Belgium, the bike lanes have all been gritted but not the roads ....... shows where their priorities lie, haha! We had a quick walk round the park, before having to dig our car out of a snowdrift before we could drive home again.










Apparently, the last time it snowed this late in March was 1952, and this is the coldest March since records began in 1833!

I have been to the gym this morning and renewed my membership. I let it lapse when it ran out at the end of Jauary - I had visions of jogging along canal paths in my shorts and Tshirt by now, hohum. I ran yesterday, first time in 2 weeks due to an achilles injury, but my ankle still doesn't feel right so I have decided to leave the running for now and use the gym to build up general fitness.
Membership includes use of a very nice pool with sauna/steam room so I plan to make good use of that and rest the ankle for a while.

One last photo to remind me that spring will come eventually. Taken at the Keukenhof tulip festival last April emoticon

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1BEACHWALKER 3/26/2013 1:25AM

    Good for you on the gym membership! Sounds like it will do your ankle good to stop with the running for now.
Love that boat pic! Snow can be pretty in pics! Sure has been wacky weather everywhere! I hope you get a break soon!
I love tulips!!! emoticon

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UNSWEETMAMA 3/25/2013 11:58AM

    The pool with sauna/steam room sounds great - and warm
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CATHEMARIE 3/24/2013 10:52PM

    Wow, you are there for a historic event!!

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MADZI88 3/24/2013 3:50PM

    God never sends the winter without the promise of spring. It'll be here before you know it!

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MELMOMOF4 3/24/2013 1:32PM

    yeah we got snow lastnight and going to be getting more. I am so ready for spring

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WILSONWR 3/24/2013 1:19PM

    That is crazy weather! Hope it warms up soon!

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LIS193 3/24/2013 11:06AM

    The weather in Europe is crazy! I spoke to my mum on Terschelling yesterday and she said it didn't get above freezing all day.


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ELLENIRENE 3/24/2013 10:37AM

    and here in SD, we are so dry, we would even welcome a big snowfall--anything for moisture

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JACKIE542 3/24/2013 10:11AM

    Good for you for being positive, the pictures are beautiful. So since this is the coldest March since 1833, maybe you will never have to experience this again.
I would be in the sauna at the gym all the time, lo.
Tulips are beautiful, I have a few. Take care Dawn. Hope you continue to make this a great day.. emoticon emoticon

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HOLLYM48 3/24/2013 10:02AM

    Great pictures of the snow, even though we are all very sick of it!
Wonderful picture of the tulips at the end too. Love them.
Good job in renewing your gym membership and making the best of the snow situation, Spring will come and hopefully soon. Here in Minnesota there is still a lot of snow on the ground too so I feel your pain!
Have a great Sunday.


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ONEKIDSMOM 3/24/2013 9:42AM

    Good job coming up with an alternative plan when the running bits need recovery time. Spark on! Spring... hurry up... for all of us in the Northern hemisphere (got snow in Nebraska, center of USA, too).

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DR1939 3/24/2013 9:39AM

    When we were in Bruges several years ago we were amazed at the number of bike riders.

Americans' perception of Belgium is snowy and cold due to the weather during the Battle of the Bulge during WWII. Of course that was at Christmas but memories do get separated from their backstory.

We are expecting a small amount of snow today and tomorrow, 2 to 4", but that is not unusual for southern Minnesota. We usually have flurries until early April and our last freeze usually is just before Mother's Day in May. I'm with you, I hate it so late in the season. It's time for spring!

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PUDLECRAZY 3/24/2013 9:37AM

    I'm with you, Dawn. We are in charge of how we feel. We are due for the snow tonight, so I have decided to enjoy the beauty. Our last snow was the prettiest we have had for years; stunning actually. And if it is going to be this darn cold anyway, I prefer the beauty of snow to the bleakness of March.

Thank you for the great photos. Oh boy, am I ever looking forward to tulips!

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