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... because I didn't grow up in it?

What better way to start the day than to walk through FIVE INCHES of pristine freshly fallen (and still falling!) snow?
> Walking through said snow to get to the snow-covered car, and clearing said car of said snow.
> At 5 am.

Kosh is always amazed that I would get up and out of the apartment to "process the car" at ungodly hours of the morning, in cold weather, for him. Apart form the whole lovey-dovey thing, another explanation is that because I didn't grow up with winter, I don't mind putting up with some of the duties/necessities that come with this season, that can get old really fast. Like having to brave the elements to clean off the car in order to have a relatively functional vehicle to do even more battle with the elements, road conditions and, of course, idiot drivers! My drive to and from the hospital went without incident, but the bottom of my jeans up to my lower shins were crusted with snow just from the walk back.

I think I'm staying indoors today :-)

... I'll reminisce more about snow and winter in another post, if the weather continues...


  1. I had to get up early to get the snow off of my car... I wish my husband would do it... actually, I wish he didn't have two cars and I could park in the garage too! ;)

    Isn't this weather crazy?

  2. Micah has lovely ideas about snow, i.e. can build snowman and make snow angels and go sledding, but he can't even stand an Aussie summer, so it'll all remain a nice idea for him for many years to come. :)

  3. Well, at least you have a winter... It looks like it's going to be relatively cold but snowless here in Switzerland...

  4. hi stumbled into yr blog,
    so what do you do in chicago?
    just curious :)

  5. Kim> can't believe it's in the 40's today, but it's going to snow overnight, grrrr! I just hope temps don't fall *too* much!!

    Moomykin> I suppose it's the lack of humidity compared to Malaysia that makes Aussie summers too much to handle? The cold's a totally different story, of course... do you plan of exposing him to a winter while young, or wait till he's more grown up? (and by "he" I mean both yr kids)

    Mal> I dunno which is better... snow, while wreaking havoc on roads, does make for a nice soothing sight...

    Dr Frap> welcome! so, just how did you stumble thisaway? always curious :-) I'm currently a lady of leisure, procrastinating on writing my first (of hopefully many!) novel :-)


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