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Top Ten Reasons Minnesotans' Want Spring So Very Badly

Updated on April 7, 2011


We Minnesotans' have just about had enough of " Old Man Winter" this March. One day we have warmth and the next day snow. Hail, snow, frost, ice dams, freezing rain, flooding, sleet, warmth, more snow, thunder snow, ice and so it goes.

I had to distract myself from the depressing roller coaster of weather here In Minnesota. Please see my creation and enjoy laughing at us as we endure this torture. You betcha.

10. "Housebound" has a whole new meaning.

9. Me and Me are talking much too often.

8. Hotel California

7. My walls and I are at one with each other.

6. SAD: Seasonal Affective Disorder- It ain't no river in China.

5. Can you say FROSTBITE?

4. You had me at Ice Dam

3. My dry, patchy skin has fallen off

2. The sun?

1. Which do you choose? Arctic or Sub Zero?

I sit here tonight in my warm home in Minnetonka, Minnesota, looking back and remembering. Just two days ago, I was on my deck barbecuing for the first time. OK, so there was some snow around my feet, but I was hopeful that spring had sprung. We got hit again with a snow storm last night into today. Many local schools were shut down, roads were treacherous, but what was worse was the Minnesota defeatist attitudes. We have broken all snow fall records this year in MN. Hopefully, spring will come soon and the ground hog will be right. Spring was to come early for us. Hmmmmmmmmm? I do not know if I am a believer.

© Laura Rogers Arne


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      Boo McCourt 6 years ago from Washington MI

      Yep, sounds about like Michigan...I think winter is here to stay...seriously 70 one day and 6 inches of snow the next...that is just mother nature having a bad day...

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      Ivorwen 6 years ago from Hither and Yonder

      My husband came out as I was watching the video, and said, "Send them some pictures of Alpine -- them whiners!" Let's just say, we can identify with the top ten reasons. :)

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      Laura Arne 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      nybride and Fay Paxton,

      We all want spring. It has been lovely here for two days in a row. Today it got to 70 degrees. Weeeeeeeeeee

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      Fay Paxton 6 years ago

      Those sound like the top ten reasons Chicagoans want Spring.:) Winter has just been tooo looong.

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      Lisa Kroulik 6 years ago from Minnesota

      Well, we are practically neighbors, and I say tomorrow is April 1, BRING ON SPRING ALREADY.

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      dramatis personae 6 years ago

      Thanks for the lovely comments.

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      Kera 6 years ago from USA

      oh my......winter can be long and strong in some places.......I'm hoping a wonderful spring and summer is on its way for you....lovely write.

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      Healing touch 6 years ago


      Thanks for reading my silly hub and being silly back.

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      Laura Arne 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      K9 my dear friend,

      I love your imagery. Must use it for a meditation. Thanks for your always uplifting spirit. You like the braids huh?

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      WillStarr 6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Let's hear it for global warming!

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      India Arnold 6 years ago from Northern, California

      I am wishing for you a stream of warm sunny rays to wash over your life, soothing the chills of your cold long Minnesota winter. A healing soul as yours should be free of cold encounters. Much hub-Love HT! Blessings.

      BTW~ The green hat and braids are a pretty good look for you girls! ;)

      Oh yea, I really like your site!

      ~Always choose love~


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      Healilng touch 6 years ago

      MC- My good friend,

      South Africa is so beautiful. Your so blessed to live there. My boy has been their and loved it on safari. I am glad you do not have to bother with the snow and cold. Have a great weekend. TGIF

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      Martie Coetser 6 years ago from South Africa

      Down here in the lovely, warm and sunny South Africa I feel terribly sorry for you guys up there in the north. I will certainly not survive out there, and you probably not down here. Our winters are as cold as your springs. I am glad spring is in your air. Here autumn is busy to cool us down - it is a lovely, colourful, warm-sometimes-cool season.

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      Healing touch 6 years ago

      Frog Prince

      Heres to keeping the faith my friend.

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      Laura Arne 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      Fossilady, mulberry, & Minnetonka Twin ImChemist


      I love your relating to the Me and Me. Your right, we can hang in there.


      Does it ever snow in Indiana?

      Minnetonka Twin,

      I am glad you enjoyed it.


      Thanks for voting this up.

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      The Frog Prince 6 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Now I'll tell you Healing Touch, SC is a long way from Minnesota but this past winter made me feel those same feelings.

      I HATE the friggin cold and I don't do too much hating.

      Good post and keep the faith. Spring is springing.

      Up and awesome.

      The Frog Prince

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      Kathi 6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      I can relate to "Me and Me talking to much...tee hee...hang in there, I know we have another cold streak, but it's nothing compared to what we've already endured!

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      mulberry1 6 years ago

      I'm with you on this and I'm way down south in Indiana, lol!

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      Linda Rogers 6 years ago from Minnesota

      This had me giggling pretty good sis. At least it's March, so even when it snows, it goes pretty fast. You have a great sense of humour.

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      ImChemist 6 years ago

      Thanks for this great hub that i voted and rated useful.

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      Healing touch 6 years ago


      Thanks so much for the thumbs up. Can't wait to see green.

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      Christina Lornemark 6 years ago from Sweden

      You have written this with great humour and that is the only way to endure! But I do not want to think about a setback like the one you describe! I can feel your frustration.

      Well, I know we are not on the safe side here either since there can be can be very varied weather in April! I hold my thumbs for you, spring will come and I look forward to read a hub from you about it when it does! Voted up. Tina

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      Healing touch 6 years ago


      Yes, snow comes way too often in April even. Thanks for coming by.

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      Tamarajo 6 years ago

      I have ceased to delude myself into thinking that March or a few warm days in it is spring anymore. I have taken a more realistic anticipation and decided I wont expect until June although I did once see it snow in june. didn't need to shovel or anything but it was in fact snow.

      cute article : )

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      lilyfly 6 years ago

      I love the fact that you understand my plea. Wow, your in Alaska. You don't see the sun much and How can I complain. I am glad I made you laugh

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      Lillian K. Staats 6 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska

      Oh, I love stuff like this, and don't feel alone, up here in Alaska, it just goes ON and ON! haha! Oh, my goodness! Thank you for the laugh... voted up...lily

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      Healing touch 6 years ago

      Thanks Becky,

      Glad it made you chuckle. Have a great day my friend.

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      Becky 6 years ago from Oklahoma

      This is a fun read, thanks for the chuckle. Hope Spring-sprangs there soon :) Great Hub!

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      Healing touch 6 years ago


      I got a good chuckle out of your funny response. Thanks so much for coming by. I hope Iowa gets green soon too.

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      Laura Arne 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN


      Thanks so much for stopping. I can't wait to see the grass. I will hub like crazy about the beauty when it gets here.

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      Poohgranma 6 years ago from On the edge

      Iowa is no picnic either, but you guys did get hit hard this last time - seemingly out of no where!

      Great write - I laughed and I cried ... well I sympathized

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      Laura Arne 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN


      I can't wait till baseball. My son plays baseball too and I love going to the games and smelling the sweet aroma of grass.

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      Thomas Silvia 6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Healing Touch, thanks for this great hub it was a fun read ! Yep I'm real tired of that white stuff falling from the sky, we just had light snow this morning......

      Awesome and vote up !!!

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      justom 6 years ago from 41042

      Hilarious! We're all sick of it but you guys need relief! It'll get better, baseball starts in 7 days :-P Peace!! Tom

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      Laura Arne 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      Poor conservative1

      Thanks for the feedback. Have a great day.

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      Laura Arne 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN


      Hello my friend. I am glad you enjoyed the hub. Blessings.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Another great from you. Very well written and I really enjoy reading this hub. Well done, my friend. God bless you!

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      Laura Arne 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN


      Thanks so much for the comments. Hope your warm over in Wales.

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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      A very unique hub and thank you for sharing this great read.

      Take care


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      poorconservative1 6 years ago

      I love the list of TOP TEN REASONS WHY MINNESOTANS' WANT SPRING SO VERY BADLY. Especially # 9. That's funny.