Anyone living in Toronto will be forgiven for thinking this is basically the worst spring ever. Easter was quite chilly, though at least dry, for our street-wide Easter egg hunt. I've only managed to bike a few times between the cold and the rain.
The weekend has been a complete wipe out with freezing rain, accumulating a couple of inches everywhere. I did force myself to go outside yesterday to go see a play at Soulpepper* and I picked up dry cleaning on the way home. It was really not nice out with mini-hail everywhere.
This morning it was still coming down with the freezing rain, though it had lightened up a bit, so I went and bought groceries. However, a few things were not in stock, so I guess I will force myself to go over the bridge to the mall. I might as well go to the gym while I am there. But the wind has really picked up, so I am going to wait an hour or so to see if it dies down before heading out again.** I actually had free tickets to a show, but it is all the way across town, and I am just not willing to travel that far. Too bad, as it will probably be very hard for them to attract much of an audience today. (Not that I don't have plenty to do at home.)
I suspect all the flowers that were starting to come up in the yard will die off now. I am just so sick of this. While it will warm up towards evening, we have two more days of rain, before maybe catching a break on Wed. So unpleasant.
* It was actually George Brown students putting on The Provoked Wife by John Vanbrugh. I think only 20 or so people turned up, almost all of them with children or grandchildren in the show. It was pretty good, though too long (~3 hours).
** If anything it actually got worse, especially on the way back from the mall. I almost fell twice on the bridge. Then shoveling this stuff was almost heart-attack inducing, it was so heavy and dense. I can't imagine it will all be melted by the morning, so it looks like it will be boots yet again.