Friday, February 26, 2010

Whoever wrote Let It Snow Let it Snow Let it Snow probably lived in Florida

So here's how the week has looked from where I sit....

Monday morning-a couple of inches are all that remain of the 8 or so inches of snow that fell last week. It's sunny and bright and things are beginning to melt.

Tuesday evening-snow begins to fall. It's lovely. A very heavy wet snow which causes the trees to droop and sag but lovely nonetheless. It's heavy enough to take out the satellite signal halfway thru girls night on American Idol and it stays out so we miss the women's figure skating short program but, oh well. What are you gonna do? Can't control the weather, right?

Wednesday morning-The township plows passed thru our street several times throughout the night and we wake to clear pavement. Yes!
Our snow plow guy has buzzed the driveway overnite as well so hubs is off to work and I hit the grocery store in anticipation of a weekend dinner party. The weather reports say more snow is on the way for Thursday so I don't want to have to get out in it to shop.

Like I could get out.

Thursday morning-we wake to SNOW. Husband's office is closing early but he can't get out of the neighborhood anyway so he decides to work from home. Too bad his laptop refused to connect. Hmmm...he'll just watch some news. Too bad the satellite is out once again.
It's gonna be a long, long, long day.
And he's definitely going to need a hobby when he retires.

Thursday-WHITEOUT. Drowning in snow here. The normally efficient township plows cannot keep up. Our plow guy is nowhere to be seen. Perhaps he's absconded to the sunny warm Caribbean on the money he's made plowing driveways this winter.

Husband periodically runs the snow blower and moans about how we need the super deluxe jumbo model if we're going to live here. I take pictures and pray husband doesn't have a heart attack shoveling snow.

If it could talk it would say, 'I quit'.

Dog is beside herself....wheretopeewheretopeewheretopee?

Thursday evening. STILL SNOWING. Miraculously the satellite reappears and we are able to watch American Idol results and the women's free skate. Were they awesome or what? Way past our bedtime too but we bundle up and clear the drive and walkway one more time. Kinda fun to be out in the snow at nearly midnite but also thinking time for this nonsense to end.

Snow plow comes overnite. Yay!
Piles snow in front of garage containing my car. Boo!
Not that I'll be going anywhere because hello, two feet of snow,
maybe more depending where you measure.

Friday morning-STILL SNOWING. You've got to be kidding me. Husband races out of bed when he hears plow to beg/plead/bribe them into moving snow from in front of garage. Hubs has them laughing when I come out. Snowplow guys have been up all night. We give them coffee, apples and granola bars. They move snow as best they can from in front of garage but are pretty limited when it comes to options of where to put it.

Satellite is out. Big surprise.
For the record everyone tells me the cable does the same thing up here.
Husband's office is closed.
Hmmm..gonna have to come up with a project for him today.
Besides moving snow.
Co-workers call him from UK.
They are in his favorite curry lunch spot.
Husband wishes he were in Oxford having chicken biryani instead
of in NJ moving snow by the truckload.
Without a truck.

Husband hoists snowplow onto deck. For the 37th time.

Dinner party guests email...are we on for tomorrow?
Yes. Definitely.
Snow has to end sometime right?
Come by dog sled if you must.

Read some blogs.
See people in California with sunny bright blue skies and convertible tops open.
Hear about people spending weekends at the beach.
Sigh a little.

But recognize too the beauty that is all around.

'Tis a season.

'He has made everything beautiful in its time...' Ecclesiastes 3:11


  1. Great snow pictures, Joyce. I just can't imagine... We are already fighting off a few mosquitoes around here. Booo. Your pups dilemma made me giggle. I bet she's thankful for those boots now. ;)

  2. Well, at least you're getting some scrapbooking done, right?



  3. The pictures are so pretty. It sounds like you're making the best of it.

    That makes me chuckle about your puppy, I swear our pup tip toes when it snows here! Haha

  4. Your pictures are beautiful. Hope it stops for you soon. We hear we may get another inch tonight, but hopefully no more. A lot of ours if finally melting. I hope we're done.

    But you're right it is absolutely gorgeous, but now I'd really like to see the gorgeous sun for a while!!!

    Have a great weekend.

  5. South Georgia says Let It snow too. lol We got three inches Valentine's weekend. First time to have that much in twenty years. So we don't get tired of it. Two feet I'm sure that would be a horse of a different color.

  6. Holy Smoke....You are knee deep! WOW!! Hope you have a great day and stay warm.
    Blessings, andrea

  7. Wow, amazing the amount of snow you have! It's good to be able to still see the beauty that surrounds you. Spring WILL come... in His perfect time.
    Have a cozy weekend.

  8. I know it must be incredibly frustrating and wearing, but your pictures are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing, and if I could I'd take a foot or so and spread it around here.

  9. I am one of those Cali people overheating today because I chose to wear a long sleeve shirt. HOWEVER, I miss those snowy days of my youth in Iowa. Notice I said days not weeks...ha ha.

    Beautiful pictures

  10. WOW! That's a LOT of dadgum snow! Thanks to global warming, it could have been worse. lol. Enjoy the beauty. I'm praying for spring! Have a great weekend. Blessings, SusanD

  11. Wow, Joyce! I just stopped by to tell you thanks for commenting/following re: the spring give-away. Good Luck with that on Sunday. The lamb is sooo cute! Home Goods if you don't win. ;)

    I feel your pain re: the snow and am hoping that DC doesn't get any more wallops. This too shall melt!

    The pictures and commentary were beautiful/fun.

  12. Unbelievable amount of snow! It's really pretty, though. Hope you have a good DVD collection!
    Thanks for sharing!

  13. Showed your pics to my kiddos and they wished they were there! My 10 year old says you could make a lot of snow cream HA! Your pictures are beautiful, I have always loved snow and how it makes everyone slow down from the busy normal everyday life! We have had more snow this year in KY, but nothing to compare to up North! Enjoy!!

  14. Wow, thanks for sharing what it is really like living with snow...being from the south--we have no idea! I think I'm glad that we only get snow every 20 years...Think spring, think spring...Kathy

  15. Snow can be beautiful and being snowed in can be fun as long as everyone is safe at home. Our local news showed a sign at a church that said "whoever is praying for snow, please stop!"

  16. Looks gorgeous! I know it must be a pain, but I would love to have that kind of snowfall!

  17. Now that's some snow accumulation, Joyce! Wow! At least you all are staying on top of it. I mean, you're keeping it cleared as best you can. Love the pictures and hope you can find something to keep the hubs entertained and occupied with! :-) Mine keeps going from window to window. :-) Gotta love 'em!

  18. Joyce,

    I would have to say that I am jealous in some ways but see your point after reading your email. I guess it looks pretty but to have so much of it you never really look at it til you've lived in it like you are.

    Trying to command our stubborn sun to head your way and thaw you all out.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  19. Wow, That is a lot of snow! Bless your hearts! It was 59 degrees here today with the sun shining. This is crazy... Be safe!

    until next time... nel

  20. Joyce, I think you guys got all the snow that we usually get! (We currently have none, which is very unusual for this time of year.) Hope it melts soon!

  21. It's beautiful, by my goodness!! That's a lot of snow.

  22. Joyce, the snow is beautiful in your pictures. If it makes you feel any better... I did have a wonderful time at the beach, but it was COLD!!! No warm conditions there, either. Oh well, it was fun to get away. Hope you got to have your dinner party on Saturday. Love & blessings from NC!

  23. I loved your pictures... and loved your title!! As much as I love winter and snow, Spring would be GREAT!!

    Be blessed!

  24. Wow! What a journal all about snow, snow... and more snow. I love the pictures and the way your chronicled the snow, the satellite, and the snow plow guys. It does grate on your last nerve after awhile.

    I hope you are just about dug out by today.

    I should chronicle our family flu experience since last Wednesday. The problem is I'm the one who has it now, and should get away from my computer and onto my couch.