Monday, November 28, 2005

Let it Snow

The only thing I like about Oregon winters is that it doesn't take half an hour to bundle up children to go outside like it used to in Ontario.

Otherwise, I think winter here is wet, sloppy, drippy, gray, damp, rainy, chilly, and depressing. And cold. I have been colder in Oregon at 30 above than I used to be in Ontario at 30 below. It's a merciless penetrating cold that gets you right down to the bone.

And I miss snow. It just doesn't seem right to have green grass for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I grew up in Minnesota, after all, and will always associate snow with the holidays.

Sadly, the worst snow and ice storm in this area for the last 20 years happened while we were in Kenya.

But, hope dawns. Paul just called and said he saw a few snowflakes hit the windshield. Wouldn't that be awesome to wake up to snow tomorrow morning?

Quote of the Day:
"It's basically a precision strike."
--Matt, on how he plans to shop on the day after Thanksgiving, and why he doesn't want to take Emily along

17 comments:

  1. Amen, Matt! I woke up at 3:30 AM and was back by 7:30.

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  2. No I'm afraid snow wouldn't make me happy!!Sorry our weather is so depressing but I found being house bound by snow,ice,and below 0 weather very depressing for me!! It takes all to make the world go around!!

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  3. Do you Oregon folks mow your lawns in the winter? We've had couple snows come and go already here in the Maryland mountains. I looked out this morning and saw the grass has grown so much it looks like it should be mowed! Who ever heard of moving grass in November!!!!
    the other Sharon

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  4. Sounds like VA weather.....

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  5. Dorcas, maybe you and I should just go somewhere where there's lots of snow for Christmas this year! Although my family will not be enthused....how about yours? Pauline

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  6. I sure could handle some snow!!! I was so cold today in the wet, damp weather..

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  7. Yes, anonymous, we mow our yards in the winter. Not as often as in June of course but ours ought to be mowed even as we speak.
    Pauline--we want to go to Minnesota for Christmas and are of course hoping for lots of snow...after we get there, not en route.
    Arlene, I just read your blog. Great minds think alike, eh?

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  8. I agree, Dorcas. Weather that dances around the freezing point is worse than weather that just gets cold and stays there... even if you have to bundle up and stoke fires in the middle of the night.

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  9. I'm NOT interested in snow here in DE. It's too slickery.

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  10. Writing from Sioux Lookout,Ont., and yes we have snow and I'm loving it!!! Got lots of it through the night - Bill was up early plowing. At breakfast prayers I thanked God for a tractor to plow the snow with. Bill thought I should've been thankful for the man that ran the tractor, but I was thinking of what it would be like if he had to shovel it all by hand!

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  11. I agree I too would like some snow for a change. Not just a little inch or two but enough to build a snowman have a snow ball fight (yes I no I am a kid at heart) and then sit in front of the fireplace with some good hot chocolate!!!

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  12. oh please don't let it snow. it makes oregon entirely too handicapt.

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  13. I'll take snow any day over Portlands freezing rain. At least you can drive on snow. That freezing rain we get just locks the city up tight!

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  14. Well Dorcas ... ever had Costa Rica as one of those "been there" places? You could come visit - renew old friendships and warm up come January ... Arlene

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  15. If you would like some snow, we'd be happy to ship you some from here (Bradford, PA). We don't have snow right this minute, but I'm told we get about the most snow of anywhere in the U.S., outside of Alaska, I think.

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  16. Come visit us. We have nearly a foot of snow and more predicted.
    Mary

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  17. Jewel Miller12/02/2005 3:02 PM

    Here in Mississippi snow is an event. It automatically calls for a vacation.I remember snow beginnign to fall when I was in the sixth grade or so and the school buses were called in and we were shipped home and by the time we got there the sun was shining and we ran barefoot that afternoon.

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