No snow here

It might be raining, but seeing the pictures Miriam has sent from NYC, I can confirm we made the right decision to stay away from snow. Say what you want about the quality of life New England, the culture of New York or the dynamic political scene of Washington DC.

Wait, let’s strike that last location and stay far far away from there..

I don’t miss the snow.

Specifically, I don’t miss shoveling snow. Or driving on slippery roads with people who think 4-wheel drive = 4-wheel stop. I might actually miss those biting cold days when the sun blazes and the snow is so cold it squeaks for the pleasure of sitting inside where it is toasty warm and I can admire it from the distance of my couch and comforter.

We are having more rain. It is enough that the creek in the local park is running briskly. I can hear the waterfall from our driveway. No chance of flooding for us, we are completely out of the risk zone, but it the music the water makes as it rushes across the rocks is soothing me to sleep.

I thought about errands today, then elected to stay home this morning only venturing out on a short run this afternoon before going to friends for dinner. So it is all quiet here for the moment.

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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4 Responses to No snow here

  1. Alison says:

    Beautiful description, all of it; thank you.

    My favorite line about snow from our New Hampshire days: our oldest, at about three, saying she wanted to play on the swingset and me looking out the second-story window with her and pronouncing, Try to find it first.

  2. Chere says:

    We stay away from that dynamic scene too, Brad says it’s
    mental self-care. No snow here either but we had wind
    advisories, especially for the fishermen, up to 40mph.

    Some smaller birds were blown past the feeders and
    had to fight their way to target- determination was on

  3. Carmen says:

    Yeah, count your blessings on that last one.

    It is bad enough he is on all media except classical WETA 24-7. Here, there’s a good chance I am breathing the same air he has breathed.

  4. MItch says:

    Weather today: sunny, mid-40s.

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