Snow Isn't For Wimps

A week or so ago, my blog started to snow.   I simply had to smile at all the people that were charmed by it, and wanted to know how they could get snow for their blogs too.  Now, I would love to be able to share my wonderful secret to bloggy snow,  but I have to confess that I had nothing to do with it… (I will take credit for changing the template to it’s current  garish template.  I’d even add glitter to it if I could! Christmas is a wonderful excuse for all things gaudy and tacky.) 

This is much like the snow that started floating down from the sky above our home last night.   I had nothing to do with it and could only hope that it wouldn’t stay for long. (Yes, I realize I’m pretty much the only one around here that feels that way.)

I’ve mentioned a time or two about what a Weather Wimp I am.  I can’t help it, I grew up in Sunny San Diego where you have to drive a long, long, long way to find snow.   I have, however, tried (at least a little bit) to hide it from the kids so as not to pass my wimpiness on to them.  

For the most part I have succeeded in this endeavor.  Actually, I’ve probably succeeded just a little too well.  The girls take great delight in laughing at my wimpy, whining ways as they bundle up and head out to play in the frozen snow. 

There does seem to be one member of our family that I have corrupted though.  That would be our little dog, Penny.  (Technically she’s not really little, she just a bit smaller than our big dog)   When we let Penny outside to do her business, she came back inside in record time.   About half an hour later she was crying to go back outside again.  So, muttering bad words at her, I let her out again.  I had barely moved away from the door when she was scratching to come back in.  Puzzled at her behavior, I let her back in, muttering the entire time.

Shortly after that, Penny was once again crying to go outside.  I tried my best to ignore her and get her to settle down, but she wouldn’t.  It finally occurred to me that she was scared of the snow.  Half-jokingly, I asked KT to take the dog outside and stay with her to let her know that she was safe.  KT just laughed at me, then good-heartedly but on her boots and heavy jacket and took Penny outside.  All she needed was a guardian out in that nasty snow.

According to all the weather forecasts ,we are in for some of the coldest weather in nearly twenty years.  Penny and I are not happy about that.  In fact, we’ve decided that we are going to move to Tahiti where it never snows.  It wouldn’t even occur to the Tahitians that we were Weather Wimps.

All we have to do is figure out how to travel the sheet of ice in front of my house to get to the airport….

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24 Responses to Snow Isn't For Wimps

  1. Nora Bee says:

    I do enjoy the snow, reminds me of childhood etc, but the bitter cold gets to me after a bit. (And I also love your blog snow!)

  2. I stayed in San Diego because I KNOW I’m too wimpy for snow.

  3. lynne says:

    You can move here to New Jersey. We don’t have any snow. Just rain.

  4. Kathy says:

    1. I LOVE San Diego and would move there in a second, but I’d be going alone…
    2. In ANY inclement weather (wind, drizzle, flurries) we had to carry our cocker spaniel, Buster, outside. He was a true weather wimp!

  5. Jay says:

    I definitely prefer the snow over the ice we have this morning. And the sleet and freezing rain they say we’re going to get tonight. And tomorrow. And tomorrow night.

  6. Susan says:

    Nora Bee~My childhood memories seem to involve sandy beaches… 😛 I *do* think my blog snow is pretty cool though…

    Jenn~When we left, I signed up for rain and drizzle (which, amazingly, I really like) This snow stuff….

    Lynne~Really? Got any bridges to sell me too???? (brat!)

    Kathy~That’s too funny! Although we’d really have our arms full if we had to pick this big ol’ lab up.


  7. Lisa's Chaos says:

    Can I go to Tahiti with you? I woke up to -4 and it’s supposed to approach -30 windchill today. 🙁 Brrrr!

  8. amanda d says:

    I must admit that I love the snow, but the snow here with the 30 mph winds isn’t my favorite. I’m thinking that a trip to Tahiti sounds nice!

  9. Becky says:

    Poor you! I’m so used to this lovely booger-freezing weather, but I can see how someone who hadn’t grown up out here would hate it. Some days, I still wonder why the hell I haven’t moved.

  10. Linda says:

    Fellow weather wimp here! (raising my hand) We’re in for some very low temps this week too. Maybe a tad bit o’ snow if it all lines up right. They always say that and it never happens. I think I can count on one hand all the times it’s snowed here in the valley in my lifetime. The kids would be thrilled though. I don’t mind, because I know it’s minimal. I cannot imagine living somewhere that gets snowed in. Like where you have to shovel and wear long underwear … shudder at the thought.

  11. Lisa says:

    Pick me up on your way to Tahiti please. I only need a one-way ticket!

  12. Renate says:

    I moved from Wisconsin to get away from this kind of crap. I hate, hate, hate it. Let’s move to St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands!

  13. Suzanne says:

    At least in Seattle, the white stuff and ice don’t stay around until March or April, like it does here in PA. Even when I lived in Maryland… it didn’t stay around too long. We’ve got whipping winds here today! Brrrr… and even tho we’re having a heat wave of 50+ degrees… it won’t be long before the arctic chill with snow and ice arrive here!
    Stay warm!

  14. Heather G. says:

    I love snow. But I like the kind that sticks around.

  15. Christine says:

    I like the way we get snow here…every couple of years and it only sticks around for a few days. Hang in there, Susan. It won’t be this way for long. Soon the rain will return. Sigh.

  16. Cheryl says:

    I remember your snowy blog from last year. Loved it then, and now. Love the holiday colors. And you know me and glitter!

    Stay warm.

  17. It was 7 degrees this morning, and I forgot to check the temperature before we went outside. Smokey was not happy to be out there without his sweater (even though he really doesn’t like the sweater). He kept lifting his paws and looking at me like, “Mom, it hurts out here.”

    Some weather, you can’t help but be a wimp.

  18. Ann says:

    I LOVE the snow!!! Not outside, though. Just on your blog. It’s FREEEEEZING out there. We will need a bloggy retreat to Hawaii and soon if this crap keeps up. I’m a weenie.

  19. john says:

    my dear daughter if you will recall you lured me up here telling me that I would not encounter any of this white stuff and the accoming cold. shame on you

  20. Pamela says:

    And I’ve decided to try to shoot thru the mountains in the morning and try to get home.

    The 2nd storm is supposed to zero in on wednesday.

    I’ve been blessed to have had dogs who loved the snow — but it sure made for nasty snowmen — when you rolled up some of their doo doo.

  21. Lisa's Chaos says:

    Sorry to be a pain but with the computer crash I need to (please) get your mailing address again for the altered book swap thingie. 🙂

  22. tommie says:

    Totally agreeing with you …. I don’t mind cold. I don’t mind snow. BUt bundling the kids up today was a chore. We had a snow day and they were going to make the most of it.

  23. Michelle says:

    It’s snowing on your blog because under “Appearance”, there’s “Extras” and in that little area there’s a check box that somehow got ticked that gives you snow. I’m using the same template and the same snow. So cute!

    And I hate snow in real life. Horrible stuff.

  24. Hilary says:

    The snow and cold exist to make you really appreciate the other three seasons.. at least that’s what I keep telling myself. That, and it can look good on camera. 😉

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