Posts Tagged: snow

Weekly Winners {The Snow-My-Gosh Edition}

A New Meaning: Cold Feet

“And so The Snow Queen also became a story about the need to seek equilibrium, in our own lives, with the natural world, even within the universe at large.”

—Joan D. Vinge

Let it snow, yo!

Day 8 | Let it Snow

There’s something to be said for being born and raised in a place like Buffalo.  The winters are long and relentless. Or so it seems.  I never realized it before, but I actually kind of like it. 

With kids, though, it can be a lot of work. Years ago, when ‘ze bigs’ were ‘ze littles’, I remember coming to my parents’ house in Orchard Park from our house in Cheektowaga.  I’d pack up all our essentials, get everyone bundled up like Randy from A Christmas Story, and we’d pile into our old, boxy, green minivan.   I never batted an eyelash at the 20 minute drive on I-90, even if it was snowing or if there as a chance of snow or ice.  That’s because as Buffalonians we are prepared from a ripe age.  We know how to drive in inclement weather.  We pull up our boots, pull on our hats and gloves, take up our scrapers, and we always remember to turn into the spin and pump the brakes!

Peace, yo!

Heating Up and Cooling Off

Day 5 | Heating Up

Day 6 |  Cooling Off

We got to Buffalo without any major issues.  I will say, though, that boarding a plane with four children–one of whom is a three year old–a car seat, and your husband’s old flight bag is HARD.  Really. Effing. Hard.   But, I did it.   The kids were awesome during the flight, and that made up for the 4.7 minutes of crazy that I experienced when we got on board.

Here are some randoms from our two days here, thus far:

  • We had our traditional “welcome back’ pizza and chicken wings.
  • My parents’ hearts have been melted approximately 143 times, by little David, already.
  • TV really sucks.
  • Or maybe it’s the volume setting; I can’t decide?
  • Or maybe it’s Armageddon Week?
  • I do love Man vs. Wild, though.
  • Oh, and Food Network!
  • We’ve had one throw up incident.
  • I saved the new Oriental rug.
  • Yes, I did my mom proud.
  • Mikey’s got a sore throat and my mom blames the 1/2 hour of playing in the snow.
  • My mom and I went to Lowe’s tonight and bought two more area rugs for the dining and formal living room.
  • At 9:55pm.
  • They close at 10:00pm.
  • I’ve been to the brand new Wal-Mart.
  • Twice!
  • It’s really, really bright in there.
  • I’m writing this at 12:40am
  • And I’m tired.
  • So, goodnight.

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