Spring in Missoula has PMS
I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty sure the weather lately has had pretty bad case of PMS. Spring is Missoula’s time of the month, or should I say year. Don’t believe me? I’ll prove it to you.
According to WebMD the symptoms of PMS are bloating, water retention and weight gain. Yes, spring has that. It rains constantly for three or four days and then warms up for three or four days which causes swelling of the rivers and streams. Yes, spring makes Missoula retain water like a diabetic after eating a jar of sauerkraut.
The next symptom is the changing of sleeping patterns. This should be pretty obvious. The days start to get longer. You wake up earlier and stay up later. No more of that winter hibernation sleep.
Depression and sadness are a few more symptoms. Those gray and gloomy days when the sun never even peaks its head out from behind the wall of clouds that loom over Missoula. You know exactly the days I’m talking about, because they remind you of the winters in Missoula. When the sun is on vacation, probably some place nice, like Fiji.
Mood swings are another symptom of PMS. Just the fact that it is 85 degrees one week and the next week 53 degrees is the high, is a pretty good description of mood swings. The only way spring could have worse mood swings would be if it was bipolar.
So, what do you think? I make a pretty convincing argument don’t I?
Joy Larson is a mother of four boys, graduate of The University of Montana, animal lover and writer.