Friday, February 4, 2011

The Beautiful White Stuff

I've been jealous of my Midwest and New England friends for quite some time now. They get so much beautiful, fluffy snow. I've never really understood their aversion to the white stuff - or, at least, the prolonged stay of snow. I mean, look at it!


It's gorgeous! My friends in the deep south get me. They know that to see it fall is a dream.

We've been snowed in since Tuesday. I've enjoyed our time in the house. My mom came and stayed with us for three days and we had a nice visit. The kids enjoyed playing cards with and talking to grandma. I enjoyed kicking them off the TV so she could sleep in the bonus room. We all rested and relaxed. Aaaaahhh.

Lil' Bro stole my mom yesterday afternoon (four wheel drive, he has). One of the kids' friends arrived shortly after via his uncle. The kids are enjoying their six day weekend. Oh, here's day two of the snow:


Isn't it pretty?

Today is day four. Here's how my winter wonderland looked this morning:


And I now understand this diagram, as well as have a tiny bit of empathy for my northern friends:


Lifted from a friend's FaceCrack photos - no clue of it's origin - maybe she made it

The very best part about all of this? We're supposed to get another inch of snow in a few minutes. More forecast for Sunday. Then Monday. Then Tuesday. Probably Wednesday, too.

Oh! And the Hunny brought home a truckload of firewood on Monday night. See?


Here it is this morning, after just three days:


So. Who wants to teach me to play bridge?

Until I write again ...

Flea

7 comments:

Angie Ellis said...

I feel your pain. I didn't realize how depressing it would be to see it start falling again.

Leenie said...

Bwahahahahaha! Try November to June. That is a fair amount of snow for your part of the world, though. Just be glad there's no mountains to go with it. Then you'd have to spend boo koo bucks for skiing and doctor bills.

In the card game dept...Go Fish. ;0)

Snooty Primadona said...

Whoa! You got a ton of it. We still have snow in West Texas but I had to get out yesterday & go to the store for more supplies, which wasn't fun.

We've gone through almost a whole cord of wood already because I love my fires.

Stay warm!!!

CanadianMama said...

Yeah, snow is disgusting!!

stripeycat said...

i have succesfully moved from snow adversion to downright hatred...

Love the first snowfall... and the last...

it's the ones in between i freakin can't stand.

Mental P Mama said...

File this under "be careful what you wish for".... and you can learn to play bridge online! Great game! If you were here, I'd teach you!

Trisha said...

The white stuff keeping us inside was wonderful for the first couple of days. Now cabin fever has settled in. That and the insane desire to know who moved Texas further north?