Thursday, February 19, 2009

Snow, Snow, and More Snow!!!

Each night, I watch the weather report on TV with great anticipation! I like the weatherman best when his report includes a "gangbuster" of a snow storm! Then I wake up early the next day with the excitement of a child on Christmas morning. I quickly look out the window while whispering under my breath, "Please, please, please ...." followed by "Yes, yes, yes!!!" I love snow! I am wickedly happy with the amount of snow we've gotten here recently! I put on my warm robe and big furry slippers, made myself a big cup of hot cocoa, and sat at my front window long enough to be respectful. When I could stand it no longer, I put on my jeans and sweatshirt, found my mittens and boots, and I was OUTTA THERE!!! I grabbed the snow shovel and got busy doing what I love to do after a big snowfall! I can shovel and shovel and shovel until my old body tells me "All right -- enough already!" And, oh yes, I touched up my big old snowman I built last week -- patting here and smoothing there -- until he was perfect once again! (This picture was taken after I measured 20" of new snow on our driveway Tuesday morning. I only shoveled HALF the driveway because I couldn't throw the snow any higher. I left the rest for Randy to finish when he got home from work!) OK, he doesn't love the snow as much as I do, but we are enjoying it together nonetheless! Bring it on Mr. Weatherman -- make my day!! (again ...)