Tuesday, November 15, 2005


Just so you know, it is snowing, right now, right here, flakes the size of small snowballs. I estimate about 1/2 - 1" has accumulated in the 5 minutes it has been doing so.

For all who are jealous, "neener, neener, neener!"

For all who are not, at least a little bit, well, you can "neener" me in March when I am completely sick of the stuff.

And in April.

And possibly in May.



Blogger listmaker said...

We're due for our first snow later this week. Maybe it's your snow that's on it's way here. As I can no longer be in denial that winter is fast approaching, I dug out my snowbrush and put it in the car, the lawnmower has been pushed to the back of the garage and the snowblower is headed out and the shovels are in readiness. Now, if I can just find RebelliousTeenager's coat, we'll be all ready.

10:25 PM  
Blogger Teri said...

GAH! You get beautiful white snow and we get icy cold, driving rain.

It's so cold and damp here we finally caved in and turned the heat on.

11:19 PM  
Blogger CarpeDM said...

Oh, shut up (not really. This is in the friendly "Aren't we such good friends now that I can tell you to shut up in a joking manner" way).

We got the stupid driving rain as well. Keem does not like driving in the rain, by the way. It makes her cranky and less inclined to indulge me in such games as:

DM: That house is for sale.
Keem: Yes, it is.
DM: We could buy it.
Keem: No, we cannot. We can't afford it.
DM: You never let me do anything fun.

And then it snowed. I am less than pleased.

You will be, speaking of being pleased, pleased to know that I made some progress on my room. And I even (gasp) made my bed.

1:23 AM  
Blogger The Lioness said...

[Yes, resurfaced, sort of. Will take me forever to catch up though! I have been reading, I simply can't comment every time bcs I'm always running, stupid vet school, who knew.]

Well, I for one pity you enormously. If all goes the according to plan, the last time I saw snow will be the LAST TIME I SAW SNOW INDEED. Oh annoying little buggery thing, it's cold! And slippery! And COLD, SO VERY COLD! We no likey. You maddey lady.

Now, Dana, why am *I* NOT being given reports on room tidiness? Nu? Blah.

5:56 AM  
Blogger Diana said...

Listmaker- If you are east of Wisconsin, it probably is our snow headed your way. Our mower is still "out" and our hoses as well. I need to cover the roses and really wanted to till in some lovely horse manure I found in the stable, and, and, and....

Oh well. Always next spring.

Teri- So sorry. That stuff really is cold. Gets in your bones and aches. The lovely snow then melted. Then froze. Then was covered by the small dry snow that blew all over the black ice on the drive in this morning. Really glad we kept the shameful SUV for such a morning.

Dana- Really?!? You made progress? And made your bed? I am thrilled. Take a bow. And a picture. And don't stop, missy. Doesn't it feel good? So cathartic. Poor Keem. She does put up with a lot, doesn't she.

Johnny- You poor, poor hot house flower. I do remember reading your encounters with the cold and snow. Guess you won't be buying a farm up next to us. Poor Emma is not able to enjoy it as she is in the throes of a really horrible intestinal thing. The diarrhea is unbelievable, but thanks to her lovely vet, she looks a bit better this morning and is now eating a bit and drinking. God, I hate it when my kids or dog are sick. Here's hoping she can frolic in the snow by this weekend. Don't worry about commenting, we are just happy you are reading and are here in spirit.

9:47 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

I like the way snow looks, and I like what it represents to me (childhood memories, holidays, etc.). But maybe you can just take a picture of it for me and I can look at it from here. ;-)

9:56 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Hi Diana

Thanks for the plug in your previous post. :)

We had a light dusting of snow one morning last week when it was still too early for the rain to be water, but that had changed by the end of the day.

The weather up here in Ontario has finally turned toward a true November cold and we're supposed to get flurries later in the week.

Oh well, it was nice while it lasted. Shame it couldn't have waited til monday - I've been hoping to have a dye day outside. I have a stinky vat of woad, and another of elm bark, fermenting their way to usefulness.


10:21 AM  
Anonymous Kate W. said...

I am SO jealous! The girls snow boots came from Lands.end yesterday. Ellie has not taken hers off. I don't have the heart to tell her she will maybe only get a chance to wear them in actual snow here about 2 times...

10:53 AM  
Blogger Diana said...

Jamie- Now that I finally have connected with Flickr, I can pretty much promise snow pictures in the future, when we have enough to actually photograph.

Karen- Charles was born in Ontario and has memories of it as a small child. Probably why he loves winter so much, it's in his blood. Those vats definitely sound like they need to be done outside. I wish you luck!

Kate- Adorable! Sara prefers my and Colin's boots to hers. For some reason, I pictured you up north. Twice a year sounds more like what we had in Portland, on a good year.

1:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Snow!!! And all Milwaukie has is sun and blue sky. I remember our second winter in Misawa, Japan, with 8 feet in the month of January and 12 feet for the year. We may have snow here in Oregon either this year or next; who knows.

The Ole RF-er

1:17 PM  
Blogger Rozanne said...

I am so *through* with snow after decades of living in the Midwest. I am not in the least bit envious. If I need some snow (like for snowshoeing) I'll head for Mt. Hood, but otherwise...Let it rain. Let it rain, rain, rain!

4:09 PM  
Anonymous Colleen said...

You say "neener", we say "nah nah-nah nah nah". I guess that's just one of the differences between WI and MI (and OH where I grew up). I think snow, especially the first one of the season, is very beautiful, but I definitely would say I am not jealous at this point. I just hate driving in it--talk about white knuckles--EEKS! We supposedly had some flurries today, but I didn't see them.

5:05 PM  
Blogger moegirl said...

snow. I am filled with envy! I love snowy weather, I wish we had more of it here and that people knew how to drive in it. My favorite post-snow frolicking treat is hot chocolate with cinnamon sugar toast.

5:12 PM  
Anonymous Kate W. said...

Colleen just doesn't want to crash the Wiggles car... But she's right about the "neener" vs "nah nah-nah"
thing. I used to have a cat named Neener growing up and I thought the same thing when I read it! Cincinnati is just south enough to make it cold but not get much snow. When it does snow, the entire city shuts down. Scaredy cats!

11:08 PM  
Anonymous Gerah said...

Just switched from ice-rain yesterday pelting me in the side of the face to snow in the evening here in MI. I woke up this morning to quite a few inches of the white, fluffy stuff...

8:04 AM  
Blogger Diana said...

Dad- Yup. Makes me want to throw Christmas lights all over everything. I will restrain myself until after Thanksgiving dinner is eaten, though.

Rozanne- Had I grown up out here, I would probably feel the same. Growing up in Portland, where it was such a kid treat, makes me love it, which my grown-up friends out here mostly don't understand.

Colleen- I actually mostly grew up in Portland, OR. We also usually said "nah" rather than "neener". Neener is just more obnoxious to me.

Stacy- I knew you'd understand. Sadly, there are many out here who seem to forget how to drive in the stuff the first time it really falls each year.

Kate- Really? I always pictured Cincinnati as having plenty of snow. Chalk me up another misconcieved notion. Portland always shut down at the first flake, making any snow a guaranteed day off of school. Portland doesn't salt the roads and is so hilly the busses just can't make it, even in an inch of the stuff. Plus, there is usually a layer of ice below the snow, having started as rain and then frozen.

Gerah- Ooooh. Now I'm jealous. Ours is only an inch, all totalled. It melted after the first fall, then snowed some more, but light, small flakes. Still, the ground is white and Sara and I will get to go stomp around in it in our boots today, after it warms up past the current 9 degrees F.

8:45 AM  
Blogger Cagey said...

We had big fluffy flakes here in Kansas City on Monday, but they didn't stick!

Faker Flakes. GRRRR.

10:15 AM  
Blogger Diana said...

Cagey- Cruel. Too, too cruel. The lovely big, wet fluffy ones never do seem to live up to their potential, do they?

3:01 PM  
Blogger brooksba said...

I'm with you on the snow. I love it! We got just a little here, but it made me happy all over! The night it snowed, I was going to lunch with a co-worker. The flakes were nestling in his hair and I remembered another reason I adore the snow. This has nothing to do with the co-worker, but it reminded me of all the times I've seen snowflakes resting on the eyelashes of a cute guy. And the fun to play in the snow. It warmed up here and the snow melted away, but I would love a snowy winter and hope the below 0 temps stay away.

3:53 PM  

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