Saturday, December 05, 2009

Oh, the weather outside is frightful

Photo from The Edmonton Journal
We're in the middle of a snow storm here! Our first big dump of the white stuff this winter and everything's a mess. It took me nearly an hour to get home from work yesterday afternoon, usually a 10-minute drive. There are no distinct lanes on the city streets, big snow drifts in the middle of the road, and ice under the snow. It's horrendous.
We have snow here five or six months of the year; you'd think people would have learned how to drive in it. But no... some of them aren't very courteous, either. I think I'll stay inside for the rest of the weekend. I've got enough to do to keep me busy (marking, marking marking - will it ever end?), so no need to venture out.
I'm feeling very Christmassy, though. Mr. P and the OnlyChild are going to pick up our tree tonight (I hope) and decorate it tomorrow. I think I might just hand over the tree-trimming reins to them this year (gasp! how can I do that?) and adopt a laissez-faire attitude. What damage can they possibly do...?
Okay, I can always "fix" things later.
Pictures of our Snowman-a-palooza, tree, snow storm, etc. soon. Promise. I asked the OnlyChild to take photos of the decorations a week ago. Still hasn't happened, so I'll just have to do it myself.
I hope you're warm and cosy inside!
Let it snow...


Mandy said...

We're getting 25-35 cm's tomorrow night... I guess that's how long it'll take for it to travel across country :0)

Barb said...

Now that is a snow storm!!

julia said...

Go to my blog to see the snow that I got excited about. You'll laugh at me!!

Pat said...

Oh, my....that looks DANGEROUS. Stay safe, okay?

goldenbird said...

That picture is both beautiful and scary. Because it doesn't snow where I live, it's kind of romantic and kind of a novelty, not to mention very pretty. But driving in it? No thank you. I'm terrified of having my car slip and slide on an icy road.

I guess you didn't make it out to get your big button. Good for you for letting go of the tree and letting your husband and daughter decorate it. Looking forward to those pics.

BlueRidge Boomer said...

we had snow here, too....but not like you got!! Be Safe!!


andsewon said...

Stay warm and safe!!!
I remember the blowing snows in Saint John!
Would just look at them out my window...;-)

What Comes Next? said...

ohhh! That looks a right mess out there alright! They say we might get some of the white stuff next week, but for now beautiful sunny days - cold though.

Sara said...

We got a little snow - enough to cover the ground and make it beautiful - but none of it stuck to the streets! That's the kind of snow I like.

Enjoy your week-end.

PunkiePie said...

Stay inside, stay warm and work on your marking. We got about 2 inches of the dreadful white stuff overnight. I'm done. Spring can come. LOL. Amelia loves it though. She has played outside in it all day.

Thimbleanna said...

Yikes! I love the snow, but we had our first cold weekend here and I'm not sure I'm ready for it. I think something's headed our way. I was thinking this morning that I really should actually do some shopping and decorating -- just in case something like a big storm happens to put a crimp in the plans!

Beach Vintage said...

Wow, it's hard to believe but it's so darn hot here in Australia right now. Rather than trying to keep warm we are trying to stay cool today. Thanks for dropping by Beach Vintage.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Wow- that is some picture. I can remember everyone forgetting how to drive in the first snow when I was living in Montreal. (maybe it's a Canadian thing LOL)

Keep safe and warm!!