Thursday, January 14, 2010

Our Winter

We are in South Carolina.

This is what we get. This is about all we get.

When I was working at Jennie G's, the frost on my windshield always made me late for work. Sometimes sweet Jordan would scrape my windshield along with his when he left for work, but by the time I left (an hour later) it was frequently frosty again. One time when I was running really late I quickly scraped a small window for myself and thought I'd be okay to drive. When I pulled out of our subdivision and turned right, oh crap! The sun hit the crystals and blinded me. I am lucky no one was coming (and that a cop didn't see me). I pulled over and waited for more of it to melt. Nowadays I thoroughly enjoy waving goodbye to Jordan and going back into our warm little house with my hot cup of coffee, rather than going out in the frosty cold every day.

But anyway, no snow here, with the exception of maybe one day a year, if we hope and pray and wear our pajamas inside out. I remember days when I was little and the weatherman promised snow, and I'd jump out of bed at 6:00 to peek out the window and see... plain old gray grass. Heartbreaking. I actually used to think it was the weatherman's fault, like he was holding out on us. Of course, the mountains right above us get snow, and snow is predicted several times a year for us but it usually evaporates before it gets here. At least we aren't shoveling our driveways every day, but come on. We Southerners like to go sledding and build snowmen sometimes, too!

This post is part of the "Your Winter" themed You Capture Challenge over at I Should be Folding Laundry. You should participate!


Baby Mama said...

LOL@ "hope and pray and turn our pajamas inside out" !!! Great post :)

Colleen said...

That last picture of the frost is beautiful.

Cheryl Lage said...

Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

I'm in the Pacific Northwest, and we get a little more snow probably but not much. I have to say that I am grateful for the lack of snow, though. I don't enjoy being snowed in, and I doubly hate driving in the stuff. I might complain about the rain, but it beats the alternative for me. So, should any snow threaten here, I will happily send it your way.

Melissa said...

Hoping you guys stay warm in this crazy cold weather! Enjoyed reading up on your blog. Those two sweet girls keep getting bigger! Hope the start of your new year is great!

Angela @ Breastfeeding 1-2-3 said...

No snow here in California but I do occasionally appreciate my heated seats and steering wheel (which came in handy when I lived in Michigan). Loved the "if we hope and pray and wear our pajamas inside out" remark! :)