On the bright side, snow is an excellent insulatorand will keep your utility bill down,
You know Bebe, I had been considering that yesterday with a bit of wonder really since it was warmer in here than I thought it ought to be and looked up at the bedroom ceiling imagining how much snow was up on the roof and then thought about igloos made of ice.
Perhaps some of you may think I am really silly but when I realized that this storm was coming and was reinforced by Acci’s videos, I suddenly became very excited (actually, maybe you can tell by my posts if you read between the lines!).
I suddenly became a very small child and kept running to the front door or window throwing the shades and curtains wide watching for the first flake that would make it real. Then I waited and waited. Even having to run out to the store to make sure we had ‘stuff’ (even those donuts) just in case was a kind of prelude excitement. It was like it had been when I was very little and saw snow for the first time, or the day before Christmas morning.
The waiting was a long thing, anticipating, watching and I didn’t want to go to bed but finally we had to because it was late and I’d looked one last time but the ground was still bare, and the trees just stood still and it was just another cold night.
But then I climbed out of bed one last time before sleeping and saw the first flakes and a bit of dusting and was so excited telling Erik ‘It’s begun! It’s snowing!’ and then I slept fitfully and rose early to magic and all day long I watched it fall and recorded it here just so it would be real.
It was a day-long thing and it was like a ride, the first one on a roller-coaster and it was beautiful!
When the snow ended finally, and I watched it thin and then stop, I felt deflated and old and sad. It’s beautiful to see now that the sun is shining down on it, but for the life of me I cannot understand my elation in the first place since I’ve had such horrible things happen in snows long now in my personal history.
Still, for whatever reason, this snow was a gift I think, unexpected and now I have to figure out why it made me feel the way it did and does HAHAHAHA!