March 03, 2015

Shake It Off


“SHAKE IT OFF!” I hear a dad in the crowd calling out to his son on the soccer field after he was pushed to the ground. Then, after the game ends, as our team exits the field, heads hanging low after a tough loss I hear a different parent telling his son to “shake it off, you played good game”. Soooo…what do I say to my son?

 “I didn’t think that game would ever end, now let’s hurry up, we need to get out of here before it starts snowing again.”

And we book it outta there. I know, maybe I shoulda said something in regards to the game and how well he played, keep his chin up, and all that stuff, but really, it’s supposed to snow/sleet again. 

I am so DONE with this crappy weather. WHERE IS SPRING?

The countdown has begun, I hear them on the news saying, 18 more days ‘til Spring.
Ugh, and more snow is on the way? Really? I know that every year about this time, I cry “uncle” to old man winter as I am ready for spring to roll in. Yes, I know she will kick that old man to the curb when she gets here and bring with her warmer temps, later sunsets and yes, pollen. It all sounds so good right now, even the pollen. (And just so you know, I WILL complain about the pollen.)

So I guess what I really need is my dad to tell me, “Kim, shake it off, spring WILL be here before you know it!”

I hate winter, really I do…the haters gonna hate, I know!

Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
'Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play
And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate
Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off

Winter, not the most colorful season.


As I type this I am listening to the sleet hit the window, reminding me that those 18 days can seem like a lifetime.

Joining in on Song-ography with Kathy


  1. I think many people are agreeing with you! March is my uncle point, too because it is just so close to spring. However, we get so many steps forward only to fall right back again into winter's blah.

  2. I want Boston to break the record, then it can stop!!

  3. We're all shakin' off a little more snow this morning. At least it's getting less and less each time. Maybe we need to be shakin' it off with some Zumba or Belly Dance classes. Interesting tree photo.

  4. I can't imagine how frustrating it must be for you coping with such a crappy winter. We had a lot of snow for the south east of England back in 2012. It was only a week and half of snow on the ground at most, but my goodness! I even considered eating my own children at some point, not because we were running out of food, just for the peace and quiet as school was out.

  5. I am not a natural "shake it offer" kinda gal. I WISH I was...I think life would be so much easier and less stressful that way. But then again...I just wouldn't be me! haha. And I'm with ya on the whole winter thang, OVER IT! My son use to play baseball at Penn State, which is in the Big10 conference. Let's just say baseball, in March, in the northern states?!!??!!! "Let's get to the car its snowing again" was uttered MANY a time :) Thanks for joining in at Song-ography!