Watch What You Wish For

You might end up with it.  It’s something my mom has always told us kids.
Guess what?!  It’s true!!
I’ve been sick and tired of the cold weather for a while now and have told people that it wouldn’t be so bad if we could have a little snow to go along with it.  At least it wouldn’t be so dreary and gray. 
We got the snow.  Lots of it.  About 6 or 7 inches of the pretty fluffy stuff that looks almost fake.  Then the temperatures dropped to zero. With the freezing fog, the trees were beautiful against the backdrop of the newly fallen snow.  Colder than you-know-what, but really pretty.
Then another storm front came in and we got another couple of inches of snow.  And then the snow turned to ice and freezing rain.  So the pretty fluffy snow is all crusty and hard.  Now we have to worry about the weight of the ice on top of the snow and the possibility of the power lines coming down.  And the slick roads.  And falling off the steps on the back deck. 
I’m not complaining about the cold weather and I’m not complaining about the snow.  I am complaining about the ice.  Especially when the ice covered snow slides off the pine tree in the back yard and lands on top of me when I’m putting stuff in the recycle bin.  
Go ahead and laugh.  I did because it was really funny. 


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4 responses to “Watch What You Wish For

  1. Jim

    We are enjoying a balmy 32 degrees right now.  not yet cold enough to snow though.  i wish it was.  be nice to have a little excitement from the weather machine.

  2. Beth

    I\’m not laughing.  We have had that kind of miserable weather since the first week in December.  I am really tired of it.  We got 6 new inches of snow today.

  3. Susan

    I hate ice.  The \’storms\’that came through this past week went north of us.  All we got was a little very little ice.  Nothing that caused our schools to be closed.  Therefore, it couldn\’t have been too much.  This morning I got up to a little snow.  Very little.  By nine it was almost gone.  But it was wierdly refreshing.  You have to watch out for falling icicles, too.  They can put your eye out.  (From Christmas Story)
    Hugs to you!

  4. Big Dog Mom

    @Susan – There were some icicles hanging from the roof when I got home from work and my first thought was "We have to be careful around those things.  They\’ll take somebody\’s eye out."  A Christmas Story is my all time favorite movie . . . I never get tired of watching it.  The sun came out today and is trying to melt everything but it\’s just water on top of ice.  Nasty slick slush that\’s dangerous to drive on or walk through.  Which means Luci is having the time of her life in the back yard!

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