Monday, November 20, 2006

First snow

We are having snow… The first snow of the season… The kind that looks like it hasn’t quite made up its mind on whether it should be rain or snow. For all intents and purposes it feels like rain, and is wet like rain, but the grass is getting whiter, and the cars are developing skinny whitish coats… Which will all be gone in the morning… And had I been sleeping now, like all the normal people in our neighborhood, I’d probably miss it altogether.

But I didn’t.

And I feel happyish. Cause the holidays seem that much closer now. And the global warming is not quite winning yet. And we still have a chance at normalcy…

Which is nice.

I know that I’ll get sick of it soon, when driving becomes a nightmare and front porch becomes inaccessible.

But for now I like it. Cause I still remember the kid in me that used to look outside the window at the snow and get all excited because of all the games we were going to play, all the casteless we were going to build, and all the snow-wars that were going to start…

When I was about ten, my parents bought amazing new curtains for the kids’ room. I remember the excitement of hanging them up, and how they had this cool system where you could pull on the string and they would move apart, and pull another string, and they would close. So technologically advanced! And the day we hang them up, just as we were enjoying the view, it started snowing. First snow that year. That picture is still so fresh in my mind like it was yesterday.

And it is haunting me tonight. I feel like I’m ten again. Like snow is a beautiful start to an exciting season, and life is great and everything is as it should be.

Which is good.

Posted by vasilisa @ 12:36 AM

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Awwww, such a nice story! Enjoy the snow!

Posted by Blogger Anali @ 1:10 AM #

I know what you mean about the nostalgia of the first snow of the season. *sigh*

I remember my first year here in Virginia (my first year in college) when I saw it snow for the first time. It was like magic...I had never seen anything so beautiful.

I still have yet to go sledding. This year, I will make it a point to do it!

Posted by Blogger Kelley @ 9:38 AM #

There's nothing like snow when you're a kid. Lovely post.

Posted by Anonymous Leslie @ 11:44 AM #

Oh, I hope some of the holiday & wonderment feeling rubs off on me. I need some to pull me out of my funk!

Posted by Blogger PunditMom @ 2:09 PM #

I love snow. We still have it in California. Some real, other man made for skiing, but what it conjures up is a sense of wonder that none of us should ever lose.

Posted by Blogger Alexys Fairfield @ 7:50 PM #

It only snowed once last year and it melted in less than an hour, but my son still talks about it. He can't wait until it snows again.

Posted by Anonymous Daddy Forever @ 3:10 AM #
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I'm a 29 year old mom of two! A toddler (kiddo one) and a new baby (kiddo junior). I am also the most horrible (as in I barely ever do it) cook that I have met in my life. This blog is a diary of my attempts to feed my hungry growing family

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