We Have Snow!

Yes, I know it’s January, and I’m in South Central Oregon, and snow is normal. But, other than a not-so-nice storm at Thanksgiving – one that prevented by family from being together — it’s been a mild winter with more rain than snow. I was enjoying that. Snow belongs in the mountains, which was where it had been falling.

But now – we’ve had snow for the past 3 or 4 days. Some days have dropped more of it than others, but it’s been white. Yesterday it got more serious, and this morning I woke up to this:

All I could think was “I should have gone out every few hours yesterday and shoveled”. But I hadn’t, because. Because. I didn’t want to, is probably the real because. So today I shoveled, at least paths on the deck and back porch.

And now we’ve gotten at least another inch or so. I need to go shovel again. Where is that young man who feels sorry for the old lady and comes to shovel her out? Oh yeah – there are no young people in my neighborhood. Sorry, neighbors, but it’s true.

And I’m feeling sorry for the birds. I haven’t been feeding them, and today they’re obviously looking for food. I’m guilty. But maybe, when I go shovel again, I’ll see if there are some dribs and drabs still in the can out there. When I bring in the wine too, because I’m absolutely certain I’m going to want it this evening.

For you winter aficionados, I’d be happy for you to take all this snow – I wouldn’t miss it these days. A bit ruefully, I remember when I lived in Southern California and I missed snow in winter. Yeah. If I had known then what I know now. . .

The good news is this cat, who races to escape when a door is opened, is now quite content to spend her time in front of my little electric stove, where it’s nice and warm.

Because this cat is not stupid.

Okay, so can spring come now? Please? I’m ready.

About Carol

I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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12 Responses to We Have Snow!

  1. Oh. My. Blessed. WORD! You guys got NAILED!

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  2. leendadll says:

    My fav music artist, Gary Numan, is vacationing somewhere in OR and posted pics of snow half way up the windows and even sneaking in through the cracks.
    Better all of you than me (in SoCal) but you have my sincere sympathy!@

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  3. Jim says:

    I’m ready for it too!


  4. Because is a perfect excuse. I use it a lot! Hope things have improved by now?

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    • Carol says:

      It appears we’ll have a brief respite today, but then there’s another winter weather advisory starting this afternoon through tomorrow. It might hit hardest a bit north of us though.

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  5. Ally Bean says:

    We are living with spring temps here and it’s downright weird. We should be seeing some snow, but none so far. Cats are not stupid animals, as your little friend proves.

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  6. Lisa says:

    Yes, you definitely have snow!! Feeling sorry for the birds is usually enough to get me outside to fill the feeders in bad weather. And, you absolutely will need wine….many bottles from the looks of things! Take care and stay warm. xoxoxo

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  7. Oh no! That’s a lot of snow. Perhaps a young person will move into your neighbourhood very soon and help with it. 🙂

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  8. Laura says:

    My goodness, your dog looks like that’s a whole lot of snow! We haven’t had a single flake here so far this winter. On the contrary, we’ve had more than our fair share of days in the 60s and 70s. It’s weird!

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