Thursday, December 17, 2009


After spending the bulk of my existence cursing Michigan winters and snow, I find myself a bit taken aback by my recent emotions regarding our lack of snow. For most of my life, I have thought it would be ideal if we had about two snowy days a year, Christmas and Christmas Eve. And, although I had never been a fan of moving to a warmer clime where there are no apparent seasons, I was ready to bid adieu to winter completely. So I guess I shouldn't be so judgmental about some of my friends and family being skeptical about me wanting to move to Colorado.

However, as I alluded to at the beginning of this post, my thoughts they are a changin'. Recently I've found myself complaining about our dearth of snow. In fact, every time snow has been forecasted, my hopes have been dashed and I've cursed the weathermen. But so unusual is this sentiment that my own brother (who admittedly doesn't pay a lot of attention to details) recently demanded on Facebook that I "man up" because he thought I was complaining about snow when I was complaining about our lack thereof.

I'm not sure what explains this drastic change in feeling. Perhaps it's the fact that I have new winter gear, including a parka and ski pants. It may also be the Christmas presents I'm expecting, such as the warm winter boots. It may even be the new ski boots and the pair of cast-off cross country skis that my mom will be sending my way soon. Whatever it is, it's a little unnerving, but I like it!

It seems kind of crazy that we don't even have enough snow to cover the grass successfully even though it's mid-December, particularly with the amount they've received in other parts of the state. (This person and this person actually have snow where they live.) Maybe we'll get some soon, but in the meantime, I can always dream about this. It gives me goosebumps just thinking about it.


Anonymous said...

I'm baffled! Maybe it's the Thai food or the chocolate pie in the refrig. DG

Di said...

I was ready to say goodbye to winter forever when I was stationed out in California. A year of that made me realize that I need the seasons. Living in Northern Michigan made me realize that I can actually have fun with snow. :-)

You just live in the wrong part of the state. :-D

Kimberly said...

I love all the seasons especially winter. The key is to embrace winter and get out and find your particular snow sport like skiing or snowshoeing,skating or ice climbing. It sounds like you're ready to go. Maybe a snow dance might help. By the way, southwest Colorado has tons of snow right now.