Friday, February 17, 2006

BRRRRRRR!! It has been super, super cold here. We just had a blizzard that the local weathermen named Christine. It was the first bad storm since 1997 here in Northeast Wisconsin. I took off of work and I am glad that I did. We got about 10 inches of snow and I was not driving an hour to work if I didn’t have to. Later on, the weather people said that if you don’t have to drive, DON’T! I stayed home and listened to the 50 MPH winds howl and watch the snow cut through the air. I opened the front door one time and there was a HUGE drift in my yard. I think it came up past my knees. I didn’t know how I was going to get out of that because I don’t have a sno-blower and no one was even out blowing the roads till this morning. Then my brother came down and was snowmobiling through my yard. He tried leveling the drift down, it didn’t work and he almost hit my house. It was fun watching him. You would not catch me on a snomobile. I fell off one once when I was 5 and they lost me in the snow bank, so I refuse to go on one ever again. Today we have Wind Chill Warnings. So I am glad that the storm is over. I like the season, it’s so pretty, but I HATE the cold weather and driving in the nasty conditions. Oh, and the salt on the roads! My car looks aweful and I have to get a carwash at least 2 times a week!!! So I will be glad when Spring comes around the corner and Summer follows. I would rather be planting flowers and biking and swimming, then shoveling and sledding. I don’t like wearing 15 layers of clothes. Believe me, if I had the money I would move to Florida during the winter months, just like my grandparents did when they were alive.

Well, I must get ready for work, brave the cold, and get my camera after work!!! I am so excited. I will finally have a digi camera. I am moving up in the world and I will be getting a new cell phone next week! THANK YOU TAXES!!!!!


Ahoy! Thanks for stopping by. Sometimes life should be an open book and here you will find that true. My mind is always on full speed and I will be heading over many waves. I hope this journey is as much of an adventure for you as it is for me~ ~Mindy