Sunday, December 21, 2008

Winter Wonderland 2008

I bundled up this morning to take a walk in our snowy neighborhood. I love how the air is still and silent, the only sound is my red rubber boots crunching through a thin layer of ice. I shuffle through thick, powdery mounds. The snow blankets my yard, glazing my gingerbread house with vanilla frosting.
The cars are snow-c0vered hills in the driveway.


First for local news, traffic and weather. If I can dig the car out of the driveway tomorrow morning at 4am.When I was young, I loved snow days. I'd look outside and smile to see my street covered with snow, then I'd turn on the radio, anxious to hear about school closures. My siblings and I would throw on our snow gear, drag the sled onto our quiet street, and make snow cream, a tasty dessert with milk and sugar.



My footprints left gaping holes in the thick snow of my driveway as I trudged out to the street to check out the main road. It's the most effort I've undertaken in three days, and could feel my sick lungs wheezing a little bit.

Then back down to the house, where I don't think we'll be having an outdoor party anytime soon.

I see we did have a little company on our front porch. The only other footprints besides mine.


On these quiet snowy days, all I want to do is drink hot chocolate, or hot-buttered rum, and watch movies in my warm living room. I sometimes wish I had a job where I could call in a "snow day", and not worry about driving. However, this is David's 4th day straight inside, and I think he's getting a little cracked out with cabin fever. He's been upstairs whistling and singing strange harmonies to songs for hours. I guess I am glad I get to go out in the world on a snow day, and report the sights for all the drivers out there. I just wish it didn't have to be at the crack of dawn. Everybody stay safe out there!

4 comments:

Paula said...

Same deal in Portland! The snow is just beautiful but really alters the routine. Tell David to put on some warn clothes and go run a few laps. Believe it or not, my neighbor from Michigan was out doing that yesterday, while I walked through the falling snow to Albertson's, enjoying every minute. I most miss exercising because I can't drive to the gym, won't run in the snow, don't wanna do indoor calisthenics. So - I'm cooking, decorating for Christmas, cleaning my closet, working, hopefully not gaining 100 lbs.

McJumpguez said...

Yeah, we might head out here in just a bit to go enjoy it. Too bad Isaiah wasn't out in it with me last night, it was beautiful. Right now I have a feeling it will just be cracked snow with ice.

Emily said...

I made one of those snow concotions yesterday! It was tasty.

Lisa said...

Oh how beautiful. I love your home. We're all together, but it's on-line right now. I've spent my day sorting bills, cooking, and watching movies. I keep telling myself I'll walk to the PCC for eggs and bread, but just keep sitting here listening to Christmas music on the radio.