I opened my eyes today and had a sneaking suspicion the world had changed.

waking up to snow | the both and | shorts and longs | julie rybarczyk

“I’m not ready,” R-boy kept saying. “I’m not ready.”

After breaking my back lifting four unbelievably heavy shovel-loads (just enough to make it to the car); scraping six even-heavier inches off the windshield with a plastic hanger (where is that dang snow scraper??), and dodging at least nine spin-outs…

driving in snow | the both and | shorts and longs | julie rybarczyk

…I’m not sure I am either.

I wish I could have enjoyed this pure, clean, white-coated world with its beautifully gilded tree branches a bit more.

I’m just not always great with transition. It takes me a minute. But I’ll get there.

I hope you are warm and cozy and dry somewhere. Goodnight, friends!


    November 19, 2010 - 4:57 pm
  • Heather

    I loved every bit of the snowing but I wasn’t driving or shoveling or scraping windows with a plastic hanger. The other adult in my house wasn’t as excited. He broke both shovels and didn’t get the leaves all finished. Oh and half my garden stuff plus the trampoline was still up. Yeah, I will keep my excitement to myself now.

  • emily haataja

    LOL. And a bit scary Julie! Photo by R-Girl I hope?

    For me, I was giddy waking up the the world of whiteness. Change I like. The longevity of this change??? That is an entirely different subject. HEAR ME.

    For now I’m living out of young emily’s perspective. Rarely would you find a little kid commenting about the first snowfall of the year (ok – think like 4 year old) “Yea – this snow fall is great, but don’t let it fool you – this is our new life until the end of March people. ” (as they put out their cigarette)

    Young Emily doesn’t know better. She doesn’t know to be bitter. We’ll see how long it lasts…

    And yes, you will shift Julie – maybe you have a bit already?? Teensy bit?


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