Friday, December 7, 2007

Snow is Another Four Letter Word......

This morning as I was plucking my chin hairs, I decided that if your mood depends upon your state of mind, then I'm changing my state of mind. It may be cold and icy and snowy in my neighbor's yards, but in mine its balmy, the palm trees slowly swaying in the breeze as the fragrance of night blooming jasmine lulls my senses into a peaceful sense of well-being.

AHA.......what have I been smoking you say? Why nothing. I'm just tired of the cold ALREADY. I need a warmer climate. I need to move. To think that we have at least 4 more full months of this crap gives me heart palpitations. I read about people who crave snow........who would give anything to have it. Well, let me tell you, they certainly would have a BIG change of heart if they knew just what it was all about. Slippin' and slidin' everywhere you go. Shoveling the walks, only to have to do it again a few hours later. Shoveling your driveway and then having the county snow plow go past your house and make a berm of snow across the entire width of your drive that will ensure you getting stuck when you pull in or out. It's a mess, I tell you......and every person who lives in snow country knows I speak the truth.

There is no getting the mail without putting on snow boots and a heavy coat. Usually the snow will go over the tops of the boots anyway and manage to get your feet wet. With me being so short, its common for the snow to be knee deep for me. I keep asking myself this same question every single year.......why do I stay here? Roots. A simple one-word answer......roots.

Sigh ~ why didn't grand-daddy decide to settle in the South.......or maybe Hawaii? You know we always want what we don't have. I imagine if I never saw snow I would be complaining about THAT.

Anyway........God Bless the UPS packages are coming in every day.

Tomorrow night is family night......both my kids plus the grandkids will be here.......we are making a huge pot of chili, chips and dip on the side......then settling in to watch not one, but TWO movies. Number one is TRANSFORMERS and the other one is SHREK III. I'll let you know my opinion of them in a future post. Oh yeah.......and I'll let you know what I think of the movies too. LOL


Native Minnow said...

I've lived in Vegas a little more than five years, and I miss the snow. I used to live in it, so I know what it's all about, but Christmas just never seems like Christmas without it.

SOUL: said...

you know how i feel about snow--- so i shall skip that part...
as for the last couple lines---very funny. you sound like me.! :))

i liked shrek 3...did you?
i haven't seen transformers---no desire.
did you like it?
and i already know-you loved the family being there---right?
c ya charlotte!

mapiprincesa! said...

I'm tired of feeling cold, on oh so many levels, too. And I'm not *really* in "snow country", although we still have a few inches sticking around from Wednesday's little blast.

That being said, there is something strange about standing in Jackson Square in New Orleans in shorts, singing Christmas Carols around the city's Christmas Tree. To me, Christmas and cold need to equate. It just doesn't seem right any other way...what a northern-hemispheric-centric point of view, huh?

Have a wonderful weekend, and enjoy your party, you party animals!

simonsays said...

I often wonder why I am in Iowa, too. I hate the winters, I hate the summers. And yet, this is where my family is....

Velvet Sacks said...

Here in Louisiana it's been in the low 80s this week, humid enough that it makes my hair limp in no time at all. Maybe we need to set up some giant fans at the Mason-Dixon line, some that would pull the cool air from the North in this direction and some that would blow some of our hot air up to you.