Friday, December 05, 2008

Ugh....It's a Freakin' Winter Wonderland


Yesterday we woke up to the stinkin' white stuff. I know, I know. It is cool to live where it snows but I have my issues with it. In NC it was always great to see snow. It meant that everything would shut down and everyone would stay home to enjoy it. I loved snow days back then. I would sit around drinking hot chocolate and possibly scrapbooking. Well now that has all changed. When we get snow here in CO it means that life stays the same with the exception of having to deal with the difficulty of driving around in it. I HATE that. My 4-Runner isn't four-wheel drive and that has alot to do with it. I slide on the packed ice and my anti-lock brakes like to come on everytime I need to stop. The anti-lock brake system is really touchy and will come on even if I am only going 5 miles per hour before lightly tapping the brakes. I am so afraid of running right through an intersection because of that. One day I will get a new 4-Runner or perhaps a Sequoia and I will make sure to get four-wheel drive when I do. Until then I will keep on driving Suzy until she dies (which I don't think she ever will because Toyotas ROCK-take that Big 3!!).

Do you Southern gals hate having to put your kiddos in all that snow gear before they go outside to play in the snow? You know, it takes you like 20 min. just to get them bundled up before they decide that they need to pee before they head out? Imagine having to do all that crap everyday before school. It sucks. I really hate making my kids get all that garb on just for the 10-15 seconds it takes to walk from my car to the front doors of their schools. Ugh. They have to put on snow boots just to walk that short walk and then they have to change into tennis shoes shortly after entering the building. After the school day ends, they have to switch back into the snow boots just to get back into the car. It is such a hassle I tell ya. Bring back the summer weather!!! I am definitely looking forward to it.

Hayden making snow angels in the backyard
Posted by Picasa

5 comments:

Joanna Bolick said...

Dude, WHY do you think I moved to NC from Minnesota? Hello, frozen hair while waiting for the school bus...memories.

Sandy and Sage said...

Snow is beautiful and fun if you're visiting. I keep telling you to move to Florida. The only snow we see is the stuff created by Disney for Christmas in Hollywood Studios. We now have awesome 75 degree weather during the day. I'm loving it!

Adventures Abroad said...

Send a little our way. It must be better then all the rain!?

Priyanka said...

It hasn't started snowing yet(!!) but its getting crazy windy and NYC is not a place for cars...go figure!!

Pri

Renae Burt said...

love all the posts...I love it when people have tons of new pics/info!
The aprons/cookies stuff was a steal at $5..wow!!

Ps. Got your Christmas card..thanks! Yours is not too far behind :)