Thursday, January 18, 2007

Winter Anyone?

Today, something exciting happened in our region, folks. It snowed. Yes, we got our first snowfall of the season. Want to know how much? I’d say about one half inch or so. A quarter inch might be more like it. Well, I have to say, I was happy to see it, as it was an assurance that it is winter after all. This isn’t true of other areas in the country, but around here it’s been so mild that at times we go out and forget our coats. After needing one for about six to seven years, I finally got a new dress coat and haven’t felt like wearing it. It just hasn’t been cold enough on Sundays in my estimation.

The really funny thing is my husband. Last year, he bought a snow blower. It’s a beautiful one and he was pretty excited when he got it in November of 2005. This may not be totally accurate, but I think he’s used it once. The sad thing is that when we had that one huge snowstorm last winter, my poor hubby had some kind of physical ailment and some neighbors were kind enough to do the shoveling for us. So he missed his big opportunity! You know how our men folk are when they get a “new toy” of some sort. I get so amused when I see that almost spanking new blower sitting unused in the garage. I got so “tickled” today when I got this funny little picture in my mind of the poor man out there blowing the half inch of snow in a desperate attempt to make use of his investment. (This didn’t really happen. At least not yet.)

I guess everybody can figure it out that I have too much idle time on my hands tonight. The picture above is in honor of winter. The one we haven’t been having so far. Well, January isn’t over yet and there’s still February.


chrisd said...

We need a new snowblower but the old one (and I mean old) works just fine. We'll wait until there's 3 feet, ours breaks down and then we have to buy one quick.

Hope you're doing well-Chris from Yahoo!

Mrs. S said...

Hee Hee. There's still March too. I was so excited about the miniscule amount of snow that I got up twice last night to look out the window!

Beka said...

I must say I was quite excited about the dusting of snow too! When I got home from the Bible Study yesterday I made myself a cup of tea and just sat on the couch gazing out the window!
I'm still hoping for one big blizzard this winter... as long as I don't have to drive in it!

Phoebe said...

Our kids are enjoying the snowfall, too. Now, where to hang the wet snowpants, gloves, hats, & coats?!? This kind of weather is in the forcast for a while now. Thanks for all your prayer & encouragement!