Blizzard 2009!


The four letter word that becomes less and less attractive the older you become. As a kid, snow brings nothing but great things - the cancellation of school, sledding outside for endless hours, building igloos in the snow plow hills, bottomless glasses of hot chocolate...

Then, you grow up.

Reality sets in.

You say to yourself, snow + fabric = cold and wet. When did that happen? You're now too large for the igloos and you simply can't find the "OMG SNOW!" adrenaline to build them anymore - or the stamina. Worst of all, you realize your parents weren't spawn of the "Uncool Gods" - driving in snow really, really sucks.

As I sit in my parents sunroom surrounded by at least 12" of snow and still falling, I appreciate the snow. It's the weekend, I have nowhere to be, and soon I will be able to live vicariously through Autumn's excitement. She doesn't even realize what is going on around her, yet I can't wait to bundle up, wrap her up in as many layers that will fit - all for 30 seconds so we can take a picture outside.

Afterall, it'll be years before she learns the harsh reality of this frosty precipitation.

Until then, sled on.

It started snowing last night around 7 and within just a few hours there were close to 5 inches of snow on the ground.

I came downstairs this morning to find this specticle going on in our cul-de-sac. We're not exactly sure where our neighbor was attempting to go, but he sure was giving it his all. There was at least 10"-12" on the street and we live at the bottom of a hill.

Defeated, our hero retreats back home.

Happy Holidays!

1 comment

  1. Wow - my kids would be so jealous! They sure hyped up the possibility of snow here (and got all of the kids super excited), but as usual, it stayed mostly to the north. We only got a few stray flakes mixed in with rain and sleet. Maybe next time... =)