09 December 2012

Not as Much Fun as it Used to Be

In case you couldn't tell, we love the snow. We love watching it fall - whether sideways or straight down - and love watching it shroud everything in thick blankets of soft white.

We love the way the trees get painted with layers of fluffy stuff, and familiar objects lose their identity under that thick, silent blanket.

We love how quiet the world is, right after the storm, when the snow absorbs all sound and leaves the air crisp and fresh.

The snowblower was of some use today, mainly on the deeper piles of wind-blown snow which built up between the cars, but much of the work was with shovel. But I'm finding that I'm not liking the "shoveling" bit so much, anymore. We'll see how it feels by late winter, as I'm about to begin a diet program under the stringent supervision of our family doctor.


So now we're off to a couple of stores this morning, as my lovely wife wishes to find a last something-or-other for Christmas.

Y'all take care out there; thanks for stopping by.

6 comments:

ProudHillbilly said...

I wonder these days if I really hate snow or if I just hate the fact that I still have to deal with its effects.

Rev. Paul said...

PH, I get that. Under the right circumstances (mostly involving a largish parking area) I'd not even bother much with the driveway, as long as Big Green could make its way in & out. With with a shared drive, and having to clear around parked cars, it takes too long & is too painstaking.

Old NFO said...

Brrrr... That gives me the shivers just THINKING about shovelling that...

Rev. Paul said...

I do understand that sentiment, NFO; the snowblower helps ... a LOT. Shoveling just isn't on my "fun" list, these days.

Matt said...

The day I got married, my father-in-law told me he had shovelled the snow from my wife's driveway a few weeks earlier from an unusually big snow.

He told me that was my job now, and I of course, like a fool, agreed.

The very first night in my new home, with my new wife, we received 18 inch of new snow......

It was a long day.

Rev. Paul said...

I feel your pain, Matt. My experience was similar, although not on the first freakin' day. I guess you're just living right. :^)