Friday, February 21, 2014

And as Lola slowly disappears into the snow drift...

We did get smacked with a bit of the white stuff last night.  And today!  Wow, I am impressed.  We have some crazy big snow piles and drifts.  I miss the kids being here - the would have been out there building forts and and tunneling into the snow plow piles and making little trails.  We haven't had continuous big snow cover like this in many many years.

I had to snow shoe out to Jacpot this morning, as the trail has not only filled in, there is now a gigantic snow pile right by the corner of the driveway to  traverse over now.  Up until this point our awesome snow plow dude has left a little opening for me to walk through, but he ran out of room to move snow. I tell you, I am so tired of picking my way across the path to the barn and suddenly plunge down to  above my knees if I veer off by an inch or two.

I thought for sure we would have to go into school this morning, but fortunately found out before I actually DROVE IN that indeed the inservice had been cancelled.  That really is a good thing, as so many of our staff members live a long way away from here.  Even Glidden is quite  hike in 30 mph winds and blowing snow and nasty roads, not to mention Minocqua and Highbridge and Mercer and Phillips!  Since I had no actual voice yesterday it was good for me to rest it.  I didn't speak basically at all all day long, other than to myself and the cats and the horse, and when the MA got home I lost it in about 10 minutes.  sigh.  Glad I have a few more days to rest it.

Anyway, back to winter.  Even if it I am tired of the snow cover and I am sick of the super cold weather, it really isn't bumming me out.  I keep saying- it is ONLY February and I really believe it.  I still think it is beautiful and I wish that I could get out and walk in the cold winter air more- but the snow or the wind or the temperature is not being cooperative.  So I am going to trudge out on snowshoes tomorrow and see how far I can go.  I'll have to stick to the woods trail, I think the former path around the field is a lost cause.

So I did all sorts of things today.  I played around doing some fun little things that are a secret right now, plus a little laundry, a little cleaning, did some sorting upstairs, did a touch of cooking and a bit of photo taking. One thing that kept me amused is taking pix of my Lola every couple hours. I took a pic this morning early with the phone and then noticed that she was getting more and more buried, so I kept occasionally taking a shot.  Poor Lola is up to her elbows now.  I played around with a collage site online and put one together just for kicks and giggles.

So it appears that we don't have any more big snows in the future, just some nasty cold weather.  After those few warmish days that found our temps above freezing for the first time since November it is sort of upsetting to know that the below zero song is being replayed.


  1. What is it about the smell of baby hair? LOL I thought I might be the only one!

  2. 20 years ago those snow formations wouldn't have lasted 20 minutes.