February 14 10

We heard all these rumors. Snow, they said. Inches, they said. In 49 states, all but Hawaii. But I was all, pshaw, it doesn’t snow in Atlanta. It flurries, maybe, and then the entire city shuts down because everyone is afraid to leave their ridiculously sloped driveways (I’m not kidding. I cannot walk up our driveway in heels. Not possible.) But, alas, shows were pre-empted to watch weather patterns, and schools were shut down, and karate was canceled.

And nary a flake was seen.

BUT THEN! I ran over to Blockbuster with the kids. Just in case we were snowed in. I know, who even goes to Blockbuster anymore. But, see, here’s the thing. The husband and I are big fans of streaming movies and downloading and even the occasional on demand little number. BUT, we have this dvd player in our car. That only plays, you know, actual dvds. The ones you buy. And the kids have gotten pretty darn sick of watching the same rotation in the car. There’s only so many times in a row they can watch Nacho Libre and still think it’s funny.

Who am I kidding. Nacho Libre is always funny.


anyway, we went to Blockbuster and loaded up on Strawberry Shortcake (Isabella’s choice), Shorts (Josh’s choice), and the Neverending Story (Ali’s-desire-to-make-her-children-relive-her-childhood’s choice) and while standing in line Josh’s pants fell down to the ground. Like around his ankles down. So, red-faced, we ran out of the store.

Into the start of the winter wonderland.

Oh yes. In two short hours it went from flurries…to THIS:

I mean, it was ridiculous. 3 whole inches of ridiculousness.

To be honest, I really don’t like snow. Well, I don’t like the snow in Toronto. The snow that comes down by the foot, not the inch. The snow that turns black and brown and slushy. The snow that makes your toes numb. The snow that never seems to end. The snow that forces me to wear mitts and a hat and two scarves and no matter what I do I cannot stay dry. The snow that gets everywhere. The snow I have to scrape off of my car. The snow that I have to shovel. The snow that scares me to drive in.  The snow that makes me drive into giant snowbanks. The snow that gets in between the end of your jacket and the end of your mitten and totally burns the hell out of your wrist…oh, like you never…

But this?


Snow in the south RULES.

Snowmen in the south, on the other hand, FAIL.

  1. When I finally decided it was safe enough to leave yesterday (aka, when I wanted breakfast with the bf), there were several mini snowmen built on the medians of my neighborhood. It was so cute!

    Comment by Darcey on February 14, 2010
  2. Darc – – yes! Atlantan kids get lots of credit for trying…but it’s just not good packing snow! They were all mini-snowmen. 🙂

    Comment by ali on February 14, 2010
  3. You picked the wrong winter to leave Toronto. We have zero snow. The snow must like you.

    Comment by Tamara on February 14, 2010
  4. Man, I wish we got your kind of snow. It’s more like the Toronto kind here in Philly (YUCK).

    Poor Josh!

    Comment by Zoe on February 14, 2010
  5. At least the kids looked like they were having fun. I live in Ohio and we are sick of snow. It usually melts between storms but has stuck around for a few weeks. We are getting ready for another “Alberta Clipper.” Joy!

    Comment by Tickled Pink Twice on February 14, 2010
  6. THAT’S the kind of snow I want. But no. We get nothin.

    Pics are GORgeous.

    Comment by Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] on February 14, 2010
  7. I’d like to know when I can go swimming again, dammit.

    Comment by Avitable on February 15, 2010
  8. I enjoy the snow when I don’t have to drive in it. Our snow last week was a winter wonderland for awhile, now it is all black and yucky and frozen over.

    Comment by Kristabella on February 15, 2010
  9. We don’t get much snow here (last winter was weird), so if you have to move back to Canada, come to BC!

    .-= Angella´s last blog ..On Forgiveness =-.

    Comment by Angella on February 15, 2010
  10. I wish we could enjoy snow like this. Here in Cleveland our winters are similar to Toronto I am sure. Cleveland was voted worst winters in the US by Forbes. 🙁

    Comment by Tammi on February 15, 2010
  11. I hate snow, and ice and slush and snow boots and hats and gloves and sleds, actually sledding is fun, preparing to sled sucks.

    On a more shallow side your house is amazzzing!! We don’t get that kind of real estate so close to Nyc!

    Sadie at heyMamas

    Comment by Sadie at heyMamas on February 15, 2010
  12. the mooning ghost of blockbuster strikes again!
    .-= Katie´s last blog ..No regrets, really? =-.

    Comment by Katie on February 15, 2010
  13. After last week’s snow, there were so many decapitated snowmen in my neighborhood. It was so disturbing.

    Comment by slynnro on February 16, 2010
  14. Actually… it’s snowing in Hawaii!! I live in Hawaii and on the big island, the mountain caps are covered in snow. So, technically, it’s snowing in ALL 50 states!! Who woulda thunk it?

    Comment by Caroline on February 18, 2010
  15. You almost, almost got more snow than we currently have north of Barrie (as in Ontario). You chose the wrong winter to leave, this one has been a piece of cake! And now…we will likely get 3 feet of snow b/f March Break!

    Comment by Amanda on February 19, 2010

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