Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Snow ... and more snow

We are having an over-excess of snow all of a sudden!! Since last night it has not stopped. Like everything in life, moderation is key to sanity and I am ready to walk outside in my snowboots, tassle topped hat, and down-filled puffy coat and yell, "Enough already!"

I worked from home today, so that meant around 1PM I went to shovel. We don't have a snow blower, we do it the old fashioned way. And sometimes, we don't even do that. But we learned our cold hard lesson when my derriere got introduced to a block of ice -- if you don't shovel when it's soft, then it freezes, and turns into mountains of ice. Ouch. When snow is soft, it looks easy, shoveling. But it's all a facade. There's a reason I'm surrounded by snowblowers. I was out there for about 1/2 an hour and when I came in, I was sweating profusely underneath the puffy coat and I thought I was having a heart attack.

The worst part was that the snow hasn't stopped so my poor walkway looks like this (can you tell that I shoveled?).

But I love living in a place that actually has 4 seasons (despite being a tad bit jealous looking at garden blogs who can actually blog about plants in February). I mean, what's more awesome than knowing that this...

will turn into this ...

Just 3 more months!