December 18, 2008 § 10 Comments
While there’s still a possibility of nothing happening, I find myself prepping things for a storm in the same manner we did our daily and weekly routines when we lived in the Upper Peninsula. Checking batteries, checking water supplies, checking toilet paper…all those little things that I think people outside of a heavy snow belt forget to do on a regular basis or until something major happens. We’re prepared and prepared for no power as well, not that that’s happened in a long time during winter. But just in case, we’re prepared and it feels oddly good to say so.
April 13, 2008 § 4 Comments
It’s a good thing I didn’t uncover the plant beds this weekend like I’d originally planned. I’m watching it snow. My bit was already flipped for spring. I wish I could get a picture of this, but it’s melting before it even hits the ground. When I first saw it, my first thought wasn’t “It’s snowing.” My first thought was “Wow is the pollen count that high already? I don’t recognize that tree blossom floating out there.”
April 7, 2008 § 9 Comments
March 19, 2008 § 19 Comments
The day has been overcast and wet and yet I still find myself inspired by the discoveries of the last 24 hours. Senator Obama speaking on race, one of the few speeches I’ve actively sought out about the presidential campaign. The knowledge that my current job contract is, much to my surprise, considered an open-ended contract. And the first tentative tendrils of growth appearing in my garden, proving that even if we have more bouts with the glorious white stuff my land is waking up and the squirrels haven’t won.
I am happy. It is gray and rainy and I am happy.
January 27, 2008 § 2 Comments
Removed snow from 4 cars in driveway (none were mine).
Move said cars in a tetris-like game, all to clear the driveway.
Cleared said driveway of snow. Wet snow. Wet heavy snow. Especially at the end of said driveway. (Grrr. At least we have city snow removal. They just don’t remove it to where I want.)
Cleared the neighbor’s sidewalks too, while I was at it (and happy I did because their gazillion year old grandma came over).
Cleared the porch and salted the steps.
Can I have a cookie now?