Friday, January 22, 2016

Okay, I didn't actually get run over by a snow plow, but I'm thinking if I put that into a text message to my granddaughter she might actually think I am cool and brave. (or probably that I am just another idiotic old person, as she rolls her eyes)

It was kind of a close call. It was just me and the snow plow driver. No one else was idiotic enough I mean in touch with nature enough to be out in a howling blizzard. 

It started this morning when I woke up to hear someone knocking at my door. Who is it I shouted from the warmth of my bed. 

Its only me. Old Man Winter. 

Are you kidding me. GO AWAY!!

All I heard in response was maniacal laughing (it could have been the howling of the wind, but I wouldn't bet on it)

Our city is shut down today. Of course there are a few idiots brave souls trying to make their way around the unplowed streets. I like to sit here and see just how many of them get stuck. 

I love how the man across the street confidently drug his trash receptacle out to the curb, as if any trash men will be around here anytime soon. He'll be lucky if anyone can find it after this snow is over. 

I called my mom and asked her if I could come over and throw snowballs at her. She declined. She told me her soap opera was coming on. What happened to her? I can remember when she was the life of the party.

I actually have a lot of work to do today. I spent most of the week buying things at estate auctions. 

I was able to get some photos taken yesterday and today I will be sorting, pricing items for my booth, and listing on Etsy. 

I remember when snow days meant a day of fun. Hmmmm!!!

Guess I will grab a second cup of tea and get busy.

Have a great day.


  1. Not too many snow days here, but the weather is very icky so I'm staying in and warm. Still trying to kick this cold! Funny, throwing snowballs at your Mom!

    1. Hope you feel better. That cold of yours is really hanging on.

  2. Oh, Laura ... this made me smile. I'm not a snow person and that's a good thing, since I live where we may get snow once a decade or so, but I do enjoy the colder months, as we have such stifling summers. I don't envy you, however ... gosh, all that snow! It's beautiful, though, that's for sure.

    Enjoy your tea and stay warm and cozy!

  3. Wow! That is a lot of snow. I've been watching the news and seeing all of the devestation up north due to the blizzard. I don't understand why there were so many people stuck on the highways though when there was plenty of advance warning about this coming. We were lucky and only got a light dusting so we are not stuck inside. However, the wind is strong and very cold so I'm not planning on braving the cold. At least our roads are clear and businesses are open. Stay safe!

  4. So much now looks surreal ro me. Stay warm and safe!

  5. I too, can remember when we just prayed as kids at night for it to snow, And now, I cringe at the thought of it. We didn't get anything but a dusting so I really can't complain.


  6. You be careful out in that snow. Here today it was sunny, but cold.

  7. It is so beautiful, Laura! I love snow, but I suppose that is because we rarely even get a snowflake.
    Be safe and stay warm.

  8. Ha! I tried shoveling, but the snow was much too heavy, so I just watched my husband and our neighbors snow plow. Now I'm glued to my computer and sitting in front of the fire! We have another day off from school tomorrow, too. Stay safe and warm!

  9. I yiyi-- That looks like A LOT of snow to shovel. I've been watching the snow storm reports on the tv news and was happy I don't live back East anymore. I think I've probably shoveled a few thousand tons of snow in my lifetime.
    Hang in there and stay warm!


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