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Friday, December 17, 2010

How I Hate Going Out in the Storm!

Let it Snow!

The Fourth Day of Christmas

One of my favorite parts of winter is sitting in my nice warm house during a snowstorm, looking out the window and watching the snow peacefully fall under the street lamp.  I love how that makes me feel.  (Also, it is very difficult to take a picture of this, and so I hope you enjoy the one I managed to get which involved leaving my nice warm house during tonight's snowstorm.)

However, lovely as it is, I really do hate to go out in the storm.  Unfortunately for me, I now live in a place where I can say it is pretty much always snowing.  It's like background noise...so omnipresent that you stop noticing it's even there. So far (and please remember that winter doesn't even officially start for a couple more days), our town has received 51.5 inches this season, even though the big storm that hit the Midwest last weekend missed us.  And that's A LOT, even accounting for the fact that I grew up in Utah, which has a lot of snow of its own.

Last year, my first winter here, I was scared half out of my mind to leave the house and have to actually drive in the snow, but this year I'm practically a snow-driving pro.  Practically.  Except when I forget and try to go up the hill instead of down.  But, besides that, I am driving in this crazy snow like it's nothing.

Because, when it comes right down to it, I have to finish my Christmas shopping somehow.  And we also have to have groceries and send our children to school.  And it all involves going out into the storm.

I might even stop hating it by next year.

How do you feel about the snow?

12 comments :

  1. I lived in the desert my entire life, so now that we live in the snow, I love it. Of course, we don't get as much as you do, so I might not love it so much if I had already had over 51 inches. We usually get around that much for the entire year. I do love the way it looks, but I also hate to drive in it, especially in the morning when it is so slick.

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  2. 51 inches, seriously? It doesn't seem like that much, but it sounds pretty impressive. I'll have to casually mention it to my wimpy family just to get their reaction! How do I feel about snow? I love snow, hate the cold. But it seems relatively 'warmer' here, so I might be in luck. I managed to get out skiing the other day on the trail, and it was just lovely! Completely quiet and tranquil, and snow falling all around me. We should go snowshoeing sometime!

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  3. I actually like it, but here no one is prepared for it so it's like a hurricane is coming if we get a half inch of snow. Plus anyone driving immediately freaks out and does what you should NEVER do while driving in the snow. So maybe it's just as well that they close everything.

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  4. I've lived in Logan, Utah for nearly 12 years now... I really like the snow. I'm glad for the change of seasons, but the snow is just SO beautiful and peaceful and magical. Driving in it can be a bit crazy, especially around campus.

    That being said however, I do NOT like the COLD. oh well... opposition in all things, right?

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  5. FYI: Hancock is ranked #3 in a list of the top ten snowiest cities in the US according to this article: http://www.weather.com/outlook/weather-news/news/articles/snowiest-cities-top-10_2010-12-07?from=sb_tools_face

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  6. I love it! Skiing, snowshoeing are great in it! Of course, removing from the driveway is not much fun....

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  7. You know I am an Arizona girl, and I am no fan of snow. I'm at the point of wanting to hit people who talk about White Chrismas....blah.

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  8. We have a love hate thing going on. I love how it makes my kids feel. they want to run out and play in it, But I hate how I have to clean everything up and try to keep everything dry, So Love it and Hate it.

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  9. All of these Christmas photos are amazing. And with their cute little sayings... Love it.

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  10. I grew up on the west coast 20 minute drive from the beach and now I live in a beach city. Not a fan of the snow. I don't like the cold weather.

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  11. I love everything about the snow! Driving, watching, skiing (when I was younger), playing in it (sometimes), and especially watching my kids play in it..

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  12. Normally, I hate the snow but this year...something's different. It just feels fragile and lovely and enchanting. I'm really enjoying winter. Which weirds me out a little bit.

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