I just started my Christmas-New Year break. I’m having whoooole 2 weeks off! It’s crazy! The classes start again on the 7 January 2013. I say it’s crazy because when I was at school (now I’m in college - or at a university - not sure if there’s any change in meaning) and the organization of the school year applied, we would come back to school on the 2nd or 3rd of January. I guess in the academic year they simply allow a couple of days for the legal post-New-Year’s-Eve hangover or something… Legal, because we all can legally drink now - we’re all at least 19 aaaand in this country you can drink when you turn 18. At school we were supposed not to party hard, so they assumed that 1 day is more than enough to recover from a crazy karaoke & orange juice night… Of course the expectation-reality clash was sometimes spectacular… But it’s an individual thing. I personally could never develop a hangover from a glass of champagne… Or a bottle of vodka… Nah, just kidding. I’m a good girl.
So. I’m overwhelmed by the immense amount of time off that awaits me… I have so many things to do that I don’t know where to start. Therefore I’ll start from writing some shit nobody will read. Well… maybe someone will. In the end, it’s all about the attitude, right? That’s what they say. Autosuggestion. If you keep disbelieving in yourself, you will subconsciously keep failing. So maybe I should be like, “all right, my dear followers, I know you can’t wait to find out what’s next, and you must know that what you’re going to read next will blow your mind, because I’m just such a genius!”.
I actually like the real frosty Polish winter. I much rather prefer it to the rainy, windy, grey and muddy Polish late autumn. However, there’s is this phrase “golden Polish autumn” and it’s also very true - the early Polish autumn is very beautiful. The leaves turn gold and fall to the ground creating a truly luxurious carpet, in which kids look for chestnuts and acorn which they will later join together with matches to make little humans, horses and dogs. The sun is shining, birds are singing, it’s warm and you can finally hang out in the sunshine without having to think about getting a funny tan or sunburn. Alas, nothing that’s good can last forever. This lasts only for about a month - from September to early October.
Later comes the embittered wicked witch Late Autumn - hunching, with warts all over her body and a mole on the top of her deformed nose. Her heart is rotten. Suffering of people makes her happy, so she covers the sky with clouds so it gets cold and dark. Cackling, she pours buckets of freezing water over the heads of poor mortals. She’s delighted when they have to wade in the dirty watery mud of November. She blows at passers-by with her sick breath so they catch illnesses like flu or at least a cold. It’s a truly hopeless season - you can’t even shelter yourself from the freezing rain, because the wind makes sure you still get it right in your face. It’s warmer than winter, but far less pleasant.
Then the temperature drops to 0 degrees Celsius and the snow falls. Children are delighted, as well as adults, at least until they realize they have to drive in this. But meanwhile, everybody is enjoying the first snowflakes, because they are just so cute. Snow slowly covering the moist ground at night is a very romantic scenery, believe me.
There’s still no sun during the day. The sky has the color of dirty milk. Have you ever seen dirty milk? Neither have I. But imagine that you pour a drop of black ink and some dust into a glass of milk - that’s how the sky looks all the time. It’s a very sad and actually annoying view. Everybody is irritated - because there’s the snow, it’s cold, you have to clean your windshield before driving, some dirty snow-mud lays on the pavements, it gets dark so fast… It’s often said that late autumn and winter are especially awful because you wake up at night and get home at night. But then it gets even colder - like -10 degrees Celsius (14 Fahrenheit) - and the dirty milk disappears (gets sucked?…), revealing blue sky, some happy clouds and, finally, the sun. When the temperature drops to some -15 degrees Celsius (5 F), there aren’t even any clouds - just the light blue sky and the white light bulb above. It gets bright as the snow deflects the sunshine. It sparkles. The frost bites your cheeks heartily, but everybody is so happy all of a sudden - there’s the crunching snow everywhere, but it’s not falling anymore; there’s no mud, it’s finally brighter and just nicer in general. Even the trees don’t look like they are dying slowly and waiting for the bad times to pass - now they look like they’re happily resting under the white duvet of snow, gaining strength to sprout again in spring.
That’s why I like it. It aggravates me when people complain about this weather. I mean, do you really enjoy this cold rain lashing against your face in November? Or dying of heat in July? You complain about everything anyway and that’s not good! There must be something that you like! Your life would be so much better if you started to appreciate things… At least some of them.
and it’s been snowing like crazy since 7 am.
Theoretically it’s still summer.
Practically it’s 8 degrees Celsius outside and I’m wearing a t-shirt and 2 sweaters to finally feel warm under the blanket.
No, I’m not sitting outside. I’m in my room. No, I don’t have fever or anything. It’s just so fucking cold…
WHAT A SLUT!
I got up today at 7 am, looked out of my window and exclaimed, “WHAAAAT?!”. I took another look and whispered again, “What the HELL?”. As you can see, everything was covered with snow. On April 2nd. Snow. Even my mom can’t remember snowy Easter!
Also it turned out that yesterday I really had to go to church with a palm through the snow. I mean it was snowing, but the snow would melt as soon as it reached the ground because it was too warm. But still… what the fuck, weather? D:
I joke that Wet Monday in Poland will be indeed extremely wet… because snow is in fact frozen water, isn’t it?
It’s snowing D: and it was so warm just a couple of days ago… Wtf spring? I can’t imagine going to church on Palm Sunday through the snow!
Today I put on my warmest jacket. This tells us that it has begun… winter has come. Without snow yet - it will fall right after Christmas, because we can never have what we want, and what we always want is white Christmas, but the climate change makes the snow fall in a very weird way.
I remember many years when the snow fell in the beginning of December and then, when everybody was happy that they would finally have snow-covered Christmas, a few days before it melted. And it fell again just after Christmas.
Snow is trolling us!
And the air is amazing now. It’s the air you get when it’s 0 degrees Celsius and below. It’s so clean, fresh, brisk and just… well, amazing.
I hope the weather will be alright and I will be able to go out, because I WANT TO RIDE MY BICYCLE, I WANT TO RIDE MY BIIIIKE~ :D The weather has been nasty lately, but in yesterday’s forecast they said it would be nice today, so I really hope they will be right this time, because this never-ending rains and storms are driving me crazy.
Last night I had a weird dream, thank God I don’t remember everything, because there were some… squirrels in it… How creepy.