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Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Actually, I am not walking in it at all. I am not even stepping outside the door. Yesterday, when the wind was blowing snow in all directions, so that it the experience could be likened only to having a facial performed by a snowblower, that was when I went outside. That was true weather and worth exposing myself to. Today is just the inevitable brilliantly sunny day that follows every snowpocalypse.

I suppose it should be encouraging, like the rainbow after the great flood. But a bright sun at an oblique angle to the earth, bouncing its rays off a landscape of uninterrupted white is simply too painful for these old eyes.

I watched as others shoveled, plowed, blowed and fought their way through the snow to get their cars out so they could join the other cars driving erratically on roads that aren't fully cleared. I used to be one of those people years ago, when it was important to conquer obstacles that stood between me and my desired destinations.

How nice it is to be without destinations, without urgency. As long as they eventually clear the roads, I can always find some service to bring food to me. In the meantime, I have the wisdom of age which tells me that May will arrive at some point and this will be nothing but a memory.


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megamatt09 wrote on January 28, 2015, 10:45 AM

Soon Spring will be here. That might be a madness mantra that we all speak, but it's true.

Dawnwriter wrote on January 28, 2015, 11:00 AM

Hi Anja Nice to see you here again. I am happy you escaped the snowpocalypo thingy and are alive and well to tell the tale. (Justascribbler from Bubblews)

Anja wrote on January 28, 2015, 11:04 AM

I remember your name here, Dawnwriter. I decided I need to try to divide my time up more equally. But it's hard to be on more than one site. I tend to be on one more than all the others.

Anja wrote on January 28, 2015, 11:05 AM

Spring will come and we will complain about flies and rain and mud. We are only human, after all.

Dawnwriter wrote on January 28, 2015, 11:14 AM

I know what you mean but I am dividing time between PP and CGP Gallery. So is bubblews truly buried dead and frozen?

Squidwhisperer wrote on January 28, 2015, 11:18 AM

I'm in almost the same state. We were all set here in NS with like a hundred litres of water, all kinds of candles, all kinds of food... then got about 4 inches of snow. But at the time, there is the risk - two years ago we were 36 hours in -15C without power...

Anja wrote on January 28, 2015, 11:35 AM

I make between 50 and 70 cents per day. There are many people still there, but the occasional poster is diiscouraged. I like a challenge, so I am determined to make it to $1 per day. Get what you can out of CGP, I can't see it lasting based on its stats and ad revenue.

Anja wrote on January 28, 2015, 11:37 AM

Some canned food, a few bottles of water, a few candles. I didn't go overboard. Losing power was the only thing I feared because even the heat is electric. We got about two feet of snow, but that's not a big problem, it gets moved aside and life goes back to normal.

Hollyhocks100 wrote on January 28, 2015, 12:14 PM

Nice that you don´t have to risk driving or even going out in that lot. I was just on Skype to my daughter and they are forecast blizzards in her part of the UK, but she´s not taking too much notice and thinks it could all be exaggerated. I think she might be wrong on that one if the weather front is coming in from your neck of the woods.

Anja wrote on January 28, 2015, 12:30 PM

If you prepare, it won't happen. If you disregard it, then you'll get worse than they predict. But there is a middle ground. Because no matter how much it snows, it's not like you'll never leave the house again forever.

valmnz wrote on January 28, 2015, 12:59 PM

And now I'm feeling guilty that I'm not yet out on my way walking before breakfast this glorious summer morning. Hi Anna, great to find you here.

Anja wrote on January 28, 2015, 1:07 PM

Not much point in guilt, it doesn't help any situation. But enjoy your good weather, there's even beauty in summer days. Although, they're not as pretty as snowy days.

valmnz wrote on January 28, 2015, 2:10 PM

I'm not too familiar with snowy days - one day I may experience them.

wolfgirl569 wrote on January 28, 2015, 3:03 PM

Glad you can stay in. I will just be happy to see March arrive, the weather starts changing more then.

Anja wrote on January 28, 2015, 4:44 PM

Almost February. And that's a very short month. We are getting there.

trufflehunter wrote on January 29, 2015, 3:07 AM

There is no place better than to be home in weather like that :)

scheng1 wrote on January 29, 2015, 7:34 AM

I cannot imagine living in such condition. I think I should be grateful to live in Singapore, a land of sunshine.

seren3 wrote on January 29, 2015, 1:35 PM

Oh that's funny! Snowblower microdermabrasion! I remember that feeling exactly!

Anja wrote on January 29, 2015, 7:07 PM

How is everything going for you over here? Obviously, I don't have a system worked out or I would be around more. I am just undisciplined.

Jay_Angel wrote on February 1, 2015, 5:37 PM

Looks like a good day to stay inside.

zabelle51 wrote on February 3, 2015, 12:28 AM

I didn't know you were writing here, it is good to see a few familiar faces. It's Isabelle by the way in case you didn't guess.

BodieMor wrote on February 23, 2015, 5:57 PM

Glad to be catching up with you here. I'm assuming the snow is still an issue...