Friday, December 6, 2013

Holy cow, it's snowing!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Whoohoo!!  We do not get snow here very often at all, and when we do, it's usually what I like to call "white rain".  You know, wet, heavy, soppy grossness that's worse than rain.  But this is real snow.  Beautiful, white and powdery, dry snow.  It's so pretty!!

I drove 25-30 mph all the way to work this morning.  It was quite slick, but because I was driving slowly and cautiously, I had no trouble at all.  I'm no expert, but I remember what my daddy taught me, years and years ago about driving in inclement, icy weather conditions.

I can still hear daddy's voice in my head telling me to, "drive slowly, just roll over the ice, no quick steering or jerking of the wheel, and no heavy braking, ever".  He always said if you need to use your breaks, do it very, very gently.  And you know what?  He was a truck driver for most of his life, so he knew what he was talking about.  *sigh*  Oh God, how I miss my dad...I don't think the pain of losing him will ever go away.  It is easier than it used to be, because like that old saying of "time heals all wounds", it is true.  But the pain never, ever goes away.  It's just easier to remember him with less pain.  I can smile without crying now, at least some of the time.  :)  I can hardly believe that he's been gone from my life for almost 19 long years.  How can that be!?  I feel cheated.  I wanted him for a lot longer than that.

Anyway, it's kind of a fun day.  The local school is having a "snow day" and I'm sure that thrills the kids to no end.  It appears that our mild Autumn is quickly fading away, only to be replaced with the cold, icy grip of old man winter.  Technically, according to the calendar, we still have 2 weeks before the winter solstice.  But, I'm not buyin' it.  Baby, it's COLD outside!!!

What's it doing in your neck of the woods??  Do is something I enjoy immensely.  Maybe I should have been a weatherman; er, I mean weatherwoman.  Is that a word?

Yippy skippy, it's Friday!!  That's always a good reason to smile in my book!!  I have no idea what, or if anything, is in store for this weekend, but I'm looking forward to being home, instead of at work for a couple of days.

Stay warm and cozy my friends!!
Lorie and the gang @ Cingspots

This is Ruby's rough life... 

Good grief, poor dog. 

 Sunrise day before yesterday

 Part of the neighbor's pony herd

 Harley in his coat this morning

 Sweet Harley  :)

 Miss Kadie sporting her warm coat
When you have nothing left to pictures!!!


Carolynn Anctil said...

I'm glad to hear you're enjoying your dusting of white stuff. It IS pretty - the first time. *grin*

We're in the midst of a cold snap. -33° Celsius this morning, with a windchill factor of -40°. (That's -27°F and -40°F) Not pleasant.

C-ingspots said...

Oh wow...I guess our weather is no biggie then. Are your pipes made out of rubber to withstand such cold temps?

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

Oh it definitely looks like winter there. Your dog has the right idea! We finally have some rain, although it won't last long this morning. I'm sure the donkey boys are tucked under their shelter because they don't like getting wet at all.

Grey Horse Matters said...

Glad you're enjoying your snow! We may get some tonight but not enough to worry about. We will most liely turn to rain by Monday so it will be sloshy out there. Love the pictures of Ruby. She's got the right idea! Poor mistreated dog.

What do your horses think of the snow? Ours love to run and roll when it first hits.

aurora said...

Your dad was a wise man, that is exactly the way to drive in ice & snow = slow, and think ahead.

It's cold in WI today. It was 10 F when we drove home from riding in the indoor arena. We were at the barn all afternoon helping, I'm still thawing out. Winter is really beautiful, I love the way the trees look! I can't wait to play in the snow, hopefully we get some soon.

What a rough life your animals have, lucky dog!!

Lea and her Mustangs said...

We have had just a dusting of snow but it is colder than a cucumber in the Artic. Right now my computer says 4 degrees. It was minus 3 when I left for church this morning. Stay warm and remember your dads words. Blessings. Love