I knew it was coming, but it seemed to be taking its time this year, and for that I was truly grateful. You would think I’d be used to it by now, living where I do, but every year I dread it even more! I know some people love it and get excited when it arrives, but not me. My neighbours’ kids came to the door the other night to tell us about its sudden appearance because they were so excited, but I just screamed and ran back upstairs to huddle even further under my blanket. What am I referring to? Why, the first snow of the year of course!
I know it can certainly look beautiful at times, especially when it is fresh and sparkling in the sunshine after a storm, but it’s a known fact that Winter and I just don’t get along. I would much rather be sitting on my deck in the hot sunshine reading a good book than shivering in a cold winter wonderland. But worst of all, I hate driving in it. If I could just stay home all winter and not venture out in the car, I would probably not hate it quite so much, but it’s a little too far to walk to work.
It’s hard to believe that a few days ago I was wearing a light jacket and thinking how much it actually felt like Spring, and then yesterday I had to scrape 3 inches of snow off of my car. I definitely have a long way to go to adjust to winter this year. Take last night for example. My husband and I stepped out of the movie theatre, and even though I was wearing a winter coat, I started to shiver uncontrollably, so Mike bought me a hot chocolate at Tim Horton’s. Usually I complain that the cup is too hot to hold, but tonight as the heat burned my palms I spoke to my hot chocolate saying, “I love you just the way you are, even though you’re not double-cupped”. All that consoles me is that the weatherman says the temperature is going to rise to non-shivering levels for the rest of the weekend. After that I guess I will just have to live in that happy place in my mind where the sun is shining all the time, and I can feel the warmth seeping into my bones. Ahhhhhh, feels good!
Anyway, after that very random post, here is a picture of our first snow of the year in Dundalk, Ontario.