Thursday, December 27, 2012

Walking In A Winter Wonderland

Well, Christmas is over and it’s time for things to get back to some sense of normalcy – whatever that is, lol.    I woke up this morning to a virtual winter wonderland outside my front door. Now some might think this is an “aw” moment – these would be the people who think that snow is a beautiful sight -- but for me it’s more of a “ew” moment.  I could exist without snow, I really could.  I just don’t like it.  And when I woke up and saw that the plow had come down the street and blocked me into my driveway I was not a happy camper!  The only way out was to shovel my way through it.  So off I went, shovel in hand, and started removing that horrible white stuff from my path.  This wouldn’t be such a chore (okay, I’m kidding myself, it’s definitely a chore!) if the 6 other people I saw on my street weren’t happily removing their snow with snow blowers.  To be fair they have every right to do so – I mean, they did pay the $$ to have that privilege, lol, -- BUT it would be nice if, when they had finished their task, they turned to help another … namely ME, lol.   There I was, struggling to get the job done, and not one snow blowing savior came to my rescue.  But a mom’s gotta do what a mom’s gotta do, and, in order to get my daughter to work this morning, I had to finish the job.  And finish it I did … 2 hours later! 

Later on this afternoon, before my husband came home from work, my oldest daughter went out to shovel out a spot on the street for her dad to park in when he came home.  She’s a tiny, little thing – probably weighs about 100 lbs wet -- but she did a great job!  And I’m sure my husband will think so, too!  What a nice surprise for him to come home to!  Here are a few pictures from this oh so lovely (NOT) snowfall.

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The pile of snow in the above picture was twice as high by the time she finished!

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Notice the guy in the background of the above pic who came home while my daughter was shovelling.  See his nice, snow-free driveway and the can of gasoline by the garage door? He was out earlier blowing his snow and I guess he wanted to make sure that he had enough gas for next time so he went out and got some, filled up the snow blower and …. offered to help my daughter? … NO, he finished unloading his van and went in the house, lol.  Sheesh, I would have offered to pay for the gas in exchange for his help, lol.  Ce la vie.

Stay tuned for some pics of my Christmas card bonanza!

1 comment :

txexperiment said...

I agree with your sentiments about snow. We lived in Denver for several years and the last year was the snowiest in many years. Our HOA rules said the sidewalks had to be shoveled within 24 hours of the last flake falling and so that meant lots of shovelling! We moved to TX in 1999 and I have been happy to be able to look forward to very little snow and when it does come, it's gone within a couple of days. Snow is lovely if you can just sit and look at it, but few of us have that luxury!