Friday, February 26, 2010

Oh, What a Relief!

A snowstorm is not just a snowstorm. So far this winter has been mild, and almost snowstorm free. In general I'm glad for that, but there is something about a good old-fashioned snowstorm like we are having now. Living in Upstate, NY, I've seen them my whole life. Having one is a sign of normalcy, familiarity. It's the order of things around here. Snowstorms bring memories of childhood - sledding, angles in the snow, snow men, with hot cocoa and cookies after. I've been so preoccupied with the possibility of a looming disease that a snowstorm is a nice reminder of normalcy, and pleasant childhood days. So I look out the window and smile as the fluffy, clean, flakes, floating down. Then wrapped up in my warm flannel nightgown, I eat hot soup in my comfortable lazy-boy chair. Later I will have traditional hot cocoa. All is well. Normal. At lest for today. It's a temporary respite from my worried mind... Of course it dosn't hurt that I don't need to drive in this mess! ;)


Lady Banana said...

Snow is magical and beautiful to watch! And here in London it's a rare treat :)

meleah rebeccah said...

And NOW after reading this post I am happy it snowed. Just because it made YOU remember happy times. xoxoxoxo

Greeneyezz said...

Oh yes You've seen a lot of snow.
And remember when, as kids, we would play out in that stuff till our hands and face were tingling because of the cold?

Snowforts (with lots of snowballs) were a given in my neighborhood! :)

I hope all is well with you AIR! :)


Speedcat Hollydale said...

Riding my chopper around here in this blog .....


Awake In Rochester said...

Hi LB, I'm sending you some snow. ;)

Hi meleah, Thanks! That's sweet.

Hi Greeneyezz, I would feel like a frozen popsicke. ;)

Speedykins, vrrroooommm. There he goes!