Monday, December 7, 2009

Winter blows.

Each year, the first few weeks of winter come crashing in with icy winds, below freezing temps, and blustering snow. And every year I think to myself that my body won't survive another winter in Utah--that it will be physically impossible to live through this. But somehow I manage to get through it.

This morning I woke up shivering. I could hear the wind snapping and whipping, wrapping itself around the house, the house wincing and creaking with each gust. I forced my feet to hit the cold floor to assess the situation from a window. Wind. Snow. Ice. Frost. Thank you, no.

I begged my tiny pup Ellie to go outside to use the bathroom. When she cowered at the snow drift coming in the door, I honestly considered training her to use a human toilet or even the corner of the shower... something, anything, to avoid the biting cold. But like me, she's tough. And she ran out and braved the elements.

And I ran back to my bed with an extra quilt. This is where I'll work from today. My bones will eventually have to face the ridiculousness of the season, just not today. If only I had a bottle of Jameson right now, I'd be the happiest girl in Utah.


  1. I know how you feel! People weren't meant to live in weather like this. Every year I say to myself "this is it, this will be the year I freeze to death." I think the soy chai is the only reason Im still kickin' it.

  2. Ok well, here's where I rub something in your face. I can count on one hand the number of times I've seen snow. I can't tell you the last time I've ever thrown a snowball and I've never participated in any snow sports - not sking, not snowboarding, not sliding down a slope in a garbage can lid AND I live about 2 hours away from Tahoe. I once saw (and walked in) the snow in the Alps - the motherfuckingSwissAlps - and my silly touristy ass had on a tshirt and flip flops (yeah, pants too). So, when you talk about snapping winds, I can only imagine. I wore flip flops out was cold, but I guess I don't even know cold. I was supposed to fly to MI on Monday...hell no. I put myself on a snow day and cancelled my trip. I can't handle it - it makes my arthritis act up. :)


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