Thursday, February 13, 2014


It's another snow day here in NJ.  This time we were spared the worst of the storm and were lucky enough to have a change over to rain for a while which kept the total amount of snow down.

BUT...we're in for another round tonight.  Another 2-3 inches is what the weather peeps are saying.


Somewhere in my life I have turned from a snow lover to a "eh snow...not so much". 

I don't want to say I "hate" snow, because I still love to watch it fall and it still looks beautiful when everything is covered in white.  It's like your little section of the world is transformed.

This winter season has been a snowy one. I don't know how many times we've had measurable snow...maybe 6 times so far? It's been above average I'm fairly certain. We just seem to be stuck in a cold and snowy weather pattern.  

When I was a kid I alway wanted to be the first one out in the snow.  Me and my dog Herman would go out into the woods and pretend we were lost in a winter wonderland.  I'd be out for hours in it.  I would come in long enough to grab a cup of hot chocolate a change of warm dry clothes and gloves and then was right back out in it until it got dark. 

Something happened somewhere along the road and I have become less of the child who can't wait for a snow day to and adult who groans at the thought of looming snow storm.  For me, snow is less about playing in and more about something to dig out of, clean up around and clean up after.

I've had to close my business 3 times this year because of the snow.  That doesn't make me happy.  I'm sure that hasn't helped my snow grumpiness at all.

You know what makes me even more grumpy about the snow?  Comments on weather posts such as:
"It's Winter, its supposed to snow, get over it."
"All of the snow haters should move to where it's warmer."
"I guess this means there is no global warming."
Seriously people?  That's your answer? 
Yes, I know its winter, but NJ is not typically a snowy state especially for those of us who live along the coast.  Usually the warmer air over the ocean keeps the snow at a minimum.    Moving to a warmer climate is not only NOT an option, I happen to LOVE NJ and actually I LOVE winter.   It's the fucking snow I don't like so much!
As for the "this means there is no global warming" idiots....well, they are just idiots and nothing is going to change their mind.  

So yes...I'm grumpy about the snow.  It's not fun for me anymore.  I am losing business which I can't afford to lose.  I'm tired of digging out my car and a path for my dogs. 

SO there! 

1 comment:

8thday said...

I am still a snow lover. Of course, I do not own a business and I only have a few block commute, so it really doesn't negatively impact me.

Still, I would suggest that you try going out and making a snow angel. I guarantee it will help you connect to your inner child who once loved it.