Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it... Okay, it can stop now...

I just came in from shoveling the steps and sidewalk in front of our house. We must have gotten about 10 cm of snow. I can't complain about the shoveling since I'm always saying how I want to get more exercise and clearing snow that deep is definitely a work out.

Last week we were enjoying mild weather and dry ground. Now the ground and street are completely covered in deep snow. No chance of this amount melting. The snow is here to stay this time.

Although it was basically storming this morning I ventured out. But why? you may ask. What could be so important that you would head out in bad weather? Pictures. Today was the day our family pictures were ready and I wanted to get them. Was it worth it? Of course.

To be honest driving in this kind of weather doesn't really bother me. I mean, don't get me wrong, I wouldn't be venturing out on the highway for a long trip or anything. I just don't think that driving around in the city is SO bad. My ECHO does pretty well in the slush. I seemed to be doing better than some of the vehicles out there. I actually find it fun. It's kind of like going tobogganing in a car. Again, don't get me wrong, I'm not sliding all over the road endangering my life and the life of my child just for kicks. It's just that feeling of cutting through the snow and coasting slowly around corners that feels graceful and reminds me of tobogganing.

Miss A was bundled in her snowsuit from Value Village. She was so cute while I carried her to and from the car. Her little tongue kept poking out of her mouth to catch snowflakes. Although it was snowing profusely it was actually not really cold. It was nice to be out in the fresh air. The weather didn't bother her a bit.

I'm looking forward to finally getting some use out of her birthday present from her grandparents. This sled.

Sometimes weather like this gets me down, but I don't know. I'm pretty cheery. Feeling all Christmas-y and stuff. I'm going to ride this wave as long as it lasts.


bon said...

Yeah... we got some white stuff around here too, but no sled as cool as THAT!

Wow... all that and not a single family portrait examplr to show for it!

TweedleDea said...

Sigh, I'm Canadian but I live in California and there's no snow here. I kinda miss it. Although I know I would be in it 10 minutes and hate it, but those first 10 minutes of snow are great! I get you on the car sliding, when I was working in a small town I would e-brake around corners all the time, the roads were empty and why not? But you can't do it in a city, the roads are never empty. Anyhow enjoy your snow and I shall live vicariusly through you.

tracy said...

i was just telling em stories about snow and how when i was a babe my mom would use a sled instead of a stroller to haul me around town! she didn't believe me. i'll show her your post when i get home!! xo

Valarie said...

I shoveled snow today, too. Ours will probably mostly melt, but our secondhand toddler sled is nowhere near as cool though.

Jenn said...

I love the sled too. I was actually thinking about your fancy shmancy sled today when I was pulling Lex in our not so fancy one and he was gulping from the wind. Maybe he'll find one of those under the Christmas tree!

plantain said...

That looks so cool (no pun intended)
I've completely missed out on winter this year (not that there was much of a winter in LA).
But I've forgotten how dang hot it gets in Australia it was 34c yesterday... Your house is way cute BTW.

Kelli in the Mirror said...

that is a kick-butt sled, I must say. :)

Show us the family pictures!!