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Monday, February 12, 2007

Okay, I admit I'm a weirdo. I HATE normal snow but I love it when we get so much that everything stops and we get snowed in. That hasn't happened for a long time, but there's a big snowstorm approaching that could bring us as much as a foot of snow and severe blowing and drifting.

We went to the store yesterday and spent $160 on groceries. You'd think we were stocking up for weeks of seclusion. My Wii has been helping me lose weight, but if the snow lasts, all the good it's done may be gone.

I think this all harks back to when I was a kid and getting snowed in happened several times every winter. I have three younger brothers and we'd be all snug in the house with me and my mother making enough fudge to give us a sugar high for a month. So I made sure I had stuff to make fudge if it happens and we get snowed in.

Now why this would make me happy, I have no idea. For one thing, I rarely leave the house except for church through the week. I'm holed up in my chair writing away, especially with this deadline. But you'd think I was preparing for a nuclear winter. LOL

You know what's REALLY unfair? Denise is walking the golden sands of Kauai today. But just this once, I'll take the snow.
Colleen Coble  
posted at 8:04 AM  
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At 9:26 AM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

Well, you know how I feel about the snow thing. LOVE it (until, say, March)! BUT, I'm out of chocolate, so I'd better get to the store fast. Otherwise, I'd have to borrow my neighbor's snowmobile to make an emergency trip to the store. *g*

At 10:18 AM, Blogger Kristin said...

I'm a Californian, I feel holed up if it's a cold rain. I hate weather, unless it's a beachy fog that will roll out in the afternoon.

I think that's the good thing about being a non-weather girl, I don't need a reason to be lazy. If I want to be lazy, dag nabbit, I'm going to be lazy.

Like last night, I went for a long hike, came home watched "Grease: You're the One that I Want" and ate truffles from Valentine's Day. See? No snow necessary.

At 10:39 AM, Blogger allen said...

My boys are excited about the snow. As a kid, I too remember some of the big snows. My dad would always run out to the store and make sure we had plenty of Vanilla ice cream...that was (and still is) his 'chocolate' if you will.

At 10:50 AM, Blogger CHickey said...

I love the snow. Funny since I live in Surprise, Arizona! But I grew up in Arkansas, eagerly looking forward to snow days.

At 11:08 AM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

Kristin, how come you have your Valentine's truffles already?

And Colleen, I miss the snow. Send me some! We don't get enough here in Georgia. We get the cold, but if I have to have cold, I want snow with it!

At 11:59 AM, Blogger Kristin said...

Ane, my husband is going to Texas for work. he took me out this weekend and handed over the chocolate. He also bought me these new sunglasses I've been pining over. : ) Kristin

At 11:59 AM, Blogger Kristin said...

Ane, my husband is going to Texas for work. he took me out this weekend and handed over the chocolate. He also bought me these new sunglasses I've been pining over. : ) Kristin

At 12:22 PM, Blogger Tina said...

I just wish the snow patches, leftover from all of our big snows, would melt off. This time of year they're just muddy slushy things that get my kids' shoes all dirty.

But we do like the snow for a while, but I hate driving in it.

At 12:51 PM, Blogger Rachel Hauck said...

Ooo, that's the kind of snow I like! How fun.

And Denise in Hawaii. Go girl! :)

I'm enjoying a nice, gray, cloudy day in Central Florida. I'm like Kristin, I feel holed up.

But, to be like Colleen, need to get writing!


At 12:52 PM, Blogger eileen said...

SNOW? ewww, still don't understand how y'all live in it. Hats off to you. Or wait, guess if its cold I'd need a hat!

Ask our list hostess, Heather Tipton, how's she's coped with snow. She moved from San Antonio to Denver in time for the blizzards. LOL Brrrrr.

Enjoy, Colleen. Create some mysterious happenings while you snuggle up.

At 12:55 PM, Blogger Sabrina L. Fox said...

I'm anxiously awaiting the snow, C. The thought of staying home from work and enjoying a snow day with my son sounds fab. But I do hate driving in it.

At 1:09 PM, Blogger Malia Spencer said...

Snow? Uh, cold weather is 70 degrees, never mind freezing temps. LOL

I'd say Denise is on my radar right now. It's sunny here on O'ahu, hope she gets the same weather over on Kaua'i.

At 1:34 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Yay! Now I hear the worst of the snow is going to be Wabash, Peru and Logansport. Maybe we're getting a blizzard. LOL

Chickey, I didn't realize you were in Surprise! My daughter is in Goodyear and my brother is in El Mirage.

At 6:55 PM, Blogger Heather Diane Tipton said...

LOL Eileen lies... we've only had one blizzard since I moved to Denver. (which for some reason everyone in Denver blames me for all of the snow!) but we have had more snow this year than all of last year combined. I too like the snow!

At 7:28 PM, Blogger Katherine said...

As a current Wabash Co. resident(college kid), i'm equally excited about the snow. Being from Michigan, I'm used to much more snow per winter that we've been getting here. Now if only colleges had snow days!

At 9:57 PM, Blogger Cecelia Dowdy said...

I love the snow! You know why? If it's enough, they close down my job for the day. Then I can spend my day doing what I want to do, like write, read, bake a cake, or play with my son or just sit around with my hubby! We were expecting snow here in Maryland tonight, but now they're saying it's going to be mixed with ice and freezing rain! I'll take the ice and freezing rain as long as it closes down my job for the day!

At 6:38 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Kathleen, you're in Wabash??? How cool!

Hey, gang, we're getting a BLIZZARD. Instead of a winter storm warning this morning, it's been changed to a blizzard warning. The first since 1978.

At 10:07 AM, Blogger Cara Putman said...

we're in the middle of the blizzard now. It would be perfect if Eric were home. Instead, he's in Florida -- and trying to fly home tonight. But even if he were here, PUrdue is the only place that is open ... sigh. :-) So it's the kids, Mason, and me with lots of snow.

At 12:37 PM, Blogger Pam S. said...

What I wouldn't do for a big snow right about now! We haven't had any rain or snow all winter, and now Istanbul is facing water cuts because the city reservoirs are very low. Tonight when we returned home from school, we discovered the water had been cut. Sadly, we have no water stored we've been washing our hands with wet wipes. It's a little hard to wash my hair with wet wipes, though. Guess I'll have to go to the store to buy drinking water to wash my hair?! (And forget about flushing to toilet.) One year it was so bad, we went 17 days without water. Hope this won't be a year that we have to repeat that record! Sheesh! What I wouldn't do for a BIG SNOW right now--with some of your fudge! :)

At 7:07 PM, Blogger Sassy Style said...

If I have to endure the cold (hate being cold), then I want MAJOR snow. Not some wimpy fluff that melts right away or barely covers the ground.

Snow should equal snowmobiling, hot cocoa, sledding, hot cocoa, etc.

I'm having major chocolate cravings in case you couldn't tell. :)

By the way, it's sunny today! :)

At 10:18 AM, Blogger Robin Caroll said...

I love snow! We just never get THAT much! But we love it to go out and play in it. And yep, I'm jealous because she's in Hawaii, too!

And hey, C....why don't you post us some pix of your blizzard?


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Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

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