Mirth and Laughter


Friday, January 12, 2007

My Own Poem

Snow blows.

Power goes.

Frozen toes.

Kristen knows.

Well, it isn't Robert Frost, but it aptly describes our little neck of the woods after a ton of snow dropped down on us and temps hover around zero, falling lower at night. Yep. It's a cold spell, but tolerable if there's power to heat the house. Therein lies the annoyance today -- it's up and down like a yo-yo. The power company is working on it though.

The good news is that dh's work laptop has a battery pack, so I'm able to do a bit of internet stuff (when the wireless box isn't knocked out by the outages) and will able to write and clean today. Yay!

What's the weather like where you live? If you're east coast, you're bound to get this white stuff soon. Any good weekend plans?


  • At 9:42 AM, Blogger Aura said…

    It's cold here in Seattle but not that cold! We had 6" of snow fall the other night which is significant for this part of town. We live on a hill which is currently a sheet of ice. I waited for a bus for 25 minutes today and it never came so guess what? Another snow day! Stay warm E!

  • At 9:56 AM, Blogger Ellen said…

    A, it's so hard to imagine Seattle covered in snow. It's probably throwing everyone for a loop -- but I bet it's gorgeous. The white stuff IS pretty.

    So...you're home today? Cooool. :)

  • At 10:21 AM, Anonymous Viv said…

    Love your poem. It reminds me of William Carlos Williams. Straight to the point. :) I hope the weather improves for you and that you get sustained power. As for my weather: rain that will turn into freezing rain. And yippee... I get to walk in it because my car is a dud.

  • At 10:45 AM, Blogger Ellen said…

    Whatever happened to Global Warming? Last week, I was sure it wasn't a myth. LOL.

    Hope your car is fixed soon, Viv!

  • At 3:44 PM, Blogger Lucy said…

    It was in the 70s here today. We're expecting storms this weekend though which will, by Monday, bring freezing temps with precipitation (not a good combo).

  • At 8:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'm so jealous! Well, not of the power going out :), but of the snow. We've had flurries but not enough to go outside and play in.

    Stay warm!

  • At 9:18 AM, Blogger Scarlett Sanderson said…

    Well here in England we have been having hurricane type winds, which is extremely unusual!

    The poem was wonderful. We don't seem to get much snow anymore.

    As for weekend plans, catching up online and in Rl!

  • At 9:39 AM, Blogger Ellen said…

    Lucy, it sounds so wonderfully warm. I hope your upcoming weather isn't too nasty.

    Kim, I've heard our weather is moving east. Maybe you'll get some snow yet.

    Scarlett -- hurricane winds! Are you near the coast?

  • At 1:56 PM, Blogger Kristen said…

    Yes, the power dance has found Ellen.
    Her anger with the power company is swellin'.
    For once I'm not doing the dance.
    I must be lucky this chance. ;)

    And toss in more snow falling, a balmy (swimsuit season anyone?) 14 degrees and life is just peachy in the Pacific Northwest.

    Hope they get it fixed for you soon, E. If not.. movie day is almost here.


  • At 8:59 AM, Blogger Ellen said…

    Well, power is fine now. Yay!

    And speaking of balmy, Kristen, I just checked the outside temp and it's a steaming 3 degrees. We could build a fire and roast marshmallows. :)

  • At 9:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Kay, does anyone remember this:

    Nobody knows
    how the rosebush knows
    how good mud feels
    between the toes

    I'm sorry. I couldn't stop the urge to type that.

  • At 9:04 AM, Blogger Ellen said…

    The mud poem! LOL.

    Sometimes the simplest is best, Feisty. :)

  • At 8:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    So true, Ellen. So true.


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