Jan 27, 2011

It's SNOW Good!

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I love snow. I really do. Growing up, we lived in Southern Missouri where snow wasn't a huge thing, but Tornados and violent thunderstorms were. I also lived in Iowa as a very young child, which meant crazy snow and being bundled up in snow suites. And then? Nebraska. Talk about frozen tundra. The thing about Nebraska and winter is that it's completely flat and mostly tree-less, so covers from snow drifts and wind are nonexistent. I learned to love snow, to drive in snow, to really rejoice in the still and beauty of a slow snowfall. And now? Living in New Jersey, and with the most recent perpetual snowfall (19 inches in Central Park?!), I continue to love snow. It's a pain to drive in, especially with my little Toyota Yaris with its tiny wheels, but it's a trooper and it gets the job done. I love walking in the falling snow, schlepping through the piles, dreaming of snow ice cream, flying through stand-still snow falling on the highway, and relishing over a hot cup of coffee while it falls still outside. Call me nuts, but snow is part of what makes me most happy. Most get stressed about it, but I don't. (Okay, except when Tuvia is forced to drive to work and spins out on the highway and ... grrr ... )

So here's to snow, beautiful, fluffy, everywhere-all-the-time snow! (Which, I might add, we schlepped around in around midnight tonight on our way back home hanging out with the awesome Modestly Fashioned and Mr. Modestly Fashioned. We were blown away by how much snow was out there ... )


Aidel Knaidel said...

After reading your sparkly, happy snow revelations, I won't share my feelings about snow... Where in southern Missouri? Near Joplin?

Aidel Knaidel said...

PS--my mechanic recently told me to switch out my tires, and I can't believe how much better my car handles in the snow now!

Chaviva Gordon-Bennett said...

Actually, I lived IN Joplin :) E. 33rd Street for 10 years!

Anonymous said...

Funny, you don't look Joplinese

Cantor Neff said...

I thought I was the only one! I'm glad to know there's another from these parts who still looks at the weather reports with excited anticipation, rather than dread!

Batya said...

In Shiloh we get snow every couple of years 3/5, like Jerusalem.

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