Sunday, November 21, 2010


Here we go.  It is cold and dreary out there.  I think Scott is out plowing.  It is November 21st. 

I feel like we cheated the system because of the really beautiful and warm days right before the onset of bad weather.  On one of those unseasonably warm days, I hiked.  I took a 5 hour hike through some areas that must have feet of snow now.  It was beautiful, quite, peaceful, and a great work out.  I love to feel sore after an adventure.  Jack and Earl accompanied me and were great company.  They are the black and yellow dots in the picture.  That hike can keep me going for this winter season.  Just the thought that I get to do that again, meaning, hike unencumbered by snow, makes me happy.  So bring it on, I can do it.  A bit of snow is nothing.... or maybe not.  It really is coming down out there.  Sigh. 

What do you do to make it through this snowy time?  Silly that I am asking a question on this blog.  It isn't normal for me.  It will be embarrassing when there will be nothing in the comment section.  Hint hint.


Anonymous said...

Um, I don't think I'll be much help here, since how I get through the snowy season is with lots of tending to sick kids (one after the other all winter long, usually) and with lots and lots of complaining on my part. When I lived in CA and we would visit here in winter I always thought everyone looked tired and run down--now we are among those.

BUT, at some point (probably when my youngest are a bit older and it's easier to get away) I want to take up snowshoeing or cross-country skiing. I'll bet that helps.


Ker-Dog and the gang said...

you definitely need to come visit us! That's how you'll get through winter! I wish I could have joined you on your five hour hike! I could use a good Melissa walk!

Jeanette said...

I get through by building a roaring fire in the stove! Maybe even a book is involved there!

Torrey said...

very good question....
what will get me through the winter??.. knowing that one day I won't feel like I weigh 500 lbs with all my snow clothes on. :)
Also hot chocolate and building snowmen!!