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Ready or Not :-P

 What I woke up to this morning:



And it hasn't stopped.  There's now about 3 inches of slushy, wet snow out there. 

I am *not* ready for this.  ::whinge::  So I guess it's a good thing it's not sticking around.   It's not really all that cold out now (mid-30sF, about 3C) - just enough to make it really slippery to drive.  I had to take Miss M to dance class this morning (I do that a lot  >.<).  And as not fun to drive in as it is, it sure made the trees look like something on a Christmas card.   Mr. L took his camera out and got some pics while we were gone.



That's the oak tree you can see from the first picture.



And this crab apple is right by the entrance to our barn, and for the past couple of days has been full of robins and cedar waxwings eating the fruit.

Coming home in this was a bit scary.  I think I'm going to have to get a new car.  My beloved 10 1/2 year old silver Honda Accord has about 186,000 miles on it, and while it's running good now, it needs new tires and is overdue for regular maintenance (and, with this many miles on it, there's always something that needs repaired).  I'm not sure I want to take it through another winter, but I'm not real keen on car shopping.  Bleh.

But, if the weather is going to pretend it's winter already, I guess it's time to get out my woolens, put the osso bucco on the stove to braise, a loaf of soda bread in the oven and build a fire in the living room fireplace.  Just don't anyone start with the Christmas carols yet, and I'll be fine.  ::g:: 

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albalark
Nov. 7th, 2010 03:47 am (UTC)
I'll send you some anytime we've got it this winter. ::g:: I've never lived someplace where it doesn't snow, so I'd probably miss it, too (though, if the U of Hawaii decided it really needed someone with my expertise, I'm sure I could learn to endure). ::puts best noble look on face::
atdelphi
Nov. 7th, 2010 04:03 am (UTC)
Last year was my first without snow, as there's only about a single 60-square-mile area in Canada where one can hope for a green (or rather, grey) winter. I'm not saying I miss -40, but it certainly looks pretty out your way.