Wednesday, 17 February 2010

forecast: shouty and snowy

It's COLD and it SNOWED and I feel like being sort of SHOUTY about that today.

I got used to our bitterly cold winter - with snow slowly but surely GOING AWAY in the brief periods of not-freezing weather - (not-freezing here being defined as an entire balmy one or two degrees above freezing) and the winter sun weakly playing off everything and the crunchiness of the ice-covered paths

but now it's SNOWED. UGH.

Disclaimer: I complain (loudly) while knowing others have had a much harder winter than I.

So the Narnia DVD is playing and I can just hear Lucy's anguished crying about Edmund's betrayal over the chorus of hacks and wheezes that have besieged the entire family and it's shaping up to be another flem-y cough-fest of a day. Whee!

Tea all around, I think, and doctor's appointments for tomorrow for everyone.

There's something bitterly ironic in having the entire family come down with the yick - even more so during a snow day, when by all rights they should be outside running around and shouting. It's much harder to work up enthusiasm about school closing when you're sick already.

Last night I called Mom's best friend and told her - it wasn't an easy conversation, but she managed to make me laugh at some recollections she had and  put me at ease with her calm and sweetness.

Perhaps an apple cake today? I'd love to make chili, but I'm not sure I can convince B that a trip to the store is a great idea.

You know, with the NOT-PLOWED ROADS and the SNOW and all. Ouch, getting shouty again!

I have been surrounded by a blanket of concern and caring. Thank you, my friends. Thank you so much.


Anonymous said...

I love your header with the duck footprints in the snow!

daysgoby said...

Thank you! I love that picture...I had a GREAT phrase all thought up (More fun than being corralled by ducks!) but couldn't figure out how to put it on the picture without totally overshadowing the 'This is not my beautiful house'

But thanks! It makes me smile.

Magpie said...

i'd mail you some chili, but... how about i just raise a glass of tea to you. it'll be spring one day.

daysgoby said...

I hate to say this, but this last storm has TOTALLY destroyed my faith in that, so ARE YOU SURE????

Isabelle said...

Oh, I've just read your last post. So, so sorry.

kyooty said...

I'm so very behind but you know uh this year? my part of NB is much less snowy so I think it's only fair that you take one for the Team :p
This time last year I had snow up to my clothes line (hanging off my deck)

kyooty said...

oh and YAY! for you making the Canadian Blogging list!!

Stomper Girl said...

I think having a good shout every now and then is quite good for you. Better out than in, dear Jess.