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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

a struggle ensued

We're having us a snowday today and, baby, it's COLD outside. Remember that snow on Sunday? It's still here and it invited a bunch of friends to come over too. My thermometer reads a whopping "1". Up from the zero a few minutes ago. Is it a warming trend?

With this snowday, that makes for three snowdays on the school year and two delayed starts. It's only December 8! If this keeps up, they'll still be going to school in July (cool!).

I like snowdays, though... the cozy deprivation they provide.

We must struggle more in a winter storm. It's a struggle to go outside. It's a struggle to drive. My garage door is refusing to fully open. It opens just enough to squeeze the cars underneath, as if it's saying, "not doing any more than I hafta!"

Yesterday was cold too, but not quite as snowy. I struggled a bit with the garage door. Then I struggled to get gas for the car. Then I struggled to get groceries.

It helps that I'm currently reading "The Coldest March" It puts things in perspective. If their struggles are infinity, mine are about a 3.

Later yesterday afternoon, I took China the crazy dog out for her customary walk. Yes, it was cold, but she has fur and looks forward to our walks. We don't go that far. Even so, about halfway through the walk, she turned and looked at me as if to say, "Why are we out here again?"

Maybe I should introduce her to the stories in the book. She's not pulling any supplies, and I don't plan on eating her when she's of no more use to me.

Be glad.
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10 comments:

  1. Coincidentaly, I just finished reading a book called endurance about shackleton's failed voyage to the south pole.

    Those guys are nuts, it is a short quick read if you want it, i'll send it to you.

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  2. That just sounds WAY too cold for December. We usually see weather like that around February. You know, when you'll be outside running in shirtsleeves and capris! :-)

    A snow day sounds kind of nice though. I'd love an excuse to not have to leave the house.

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  3. Oooh, that looks like a good one for me to try to get for our trip to Colorado! Maybe it will help keep me warm(er)!

    Speaking of, warm it up over there for us, okay? That single digit business isn't funny AT ALL.

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  4. The local schoolkids here go to school 3.5 days per week. Not snow. Budget cuts.

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  5. I'll try to mail you some warmer temps, but you know how slow the mail gets.

    China doesn't sound like a snow dog. I would guess that means any plans for the Iditarod are out as well. And why in the world are you reading a book about an Artic adventure now? Why not something like a Carribean adventure (lots of sandy beaches and palm trees)?

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  6. Haha, snow is so exotic to me! I mean, of course we have it down here, but you've really got to go and find it...

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