Winter Rat’s Wonderland

Posted: December 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

+16 degrees F, 10 inches of snow, cloudy, 20% chance of flurries.

IMG_1378That sort of says it all, doesn’t it. I love it, …….. for the first 15 minutes. But discounting the weather, the four or five hours of the power outage last night and scurrying around by candle light locating AA, C and D batteries. Oh ya, we first had to find the candles by way of the illuminated screens of our cellphones. Ya, love it, …..winter, so much fun.

It is snowing here again! Shit! I hate it. There are no redeeming qualities in snow, ice or winter.

I don’t give a rat’s ass for skiing, sledding or snowmobiling either. Wait, I forgot ice fishing, hate it! I DO give a rat’s ass if I get stuck, have to scrape ice and shovel walks. But I don’t mind the opportunity to say rat’s ass. Winter’s the only time of year I feel like using it.
It’s a beautiful season. Beautiful if you like the sound of the furnace running or icicles falling off the eve. Wait I forgot about freezing my butt off. Love it, very comfortable, put on the heavy socks and the wool sweater and freeze your butt off. It’s wonderful, a regular winter wonderland.

The clock begins today. The calendar is on winter day one. What’s it going to be this year, record low temps, breaking records of most consecutive days below freezing, earliest or deepest snow? Really looking forward to it, breaking records, looooove breaking records. How about just once having the record for warmest winter, least snow and lowest heat bills. Then I’ll celebrate. Otherwise Mr. Weatherman, I don’t want to hear about it.

Maybe DSS can write a wonderful poem about it.  Humph! Winter! Phooey!!

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( E’s yearly winter rant, sorry, I have no idea where he got “rat’s ass”, I apologize.  John )

  1. How I love winter.

    Now, I am not a big fan of driving long distances in inclement weather of any kind – the frozen variety at the top of the list. Totally terrified of falling (again). I remember too well how painful that can be. We move slowly and cautiously in the winter…and sometimes not at all.

    I burn candles nightly and my (son’s) home is heated primarily with wood so the several hours we spent w/out power was kind of fun.

    Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…

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  2. Hi S! I knew speaking about winter weather would bring my Northeastern Friend out to defend it. Yes, you be careful, we can’t have you go through that again. You and Beth are the two people I know that look forward to the snow. We now have two kinds of candles, those with burning wicks and the new kind that run on batteries, they look very realistic. You would swear they have a flame but they don’t. No chance of fires. But our wick candles were all stored away and I had to dig them out by flashlight. We are prepared now, with batteries, matches and candles, for the next outage. Finally just went to bed, only to be woken up by all the lights and TV that were on at the time of the outage.

    Very good to hear from you! Happy Holidays S!


  3. HA! What a good Winter rant, E.!!! 😀
    Ha! I snorted! 😀
    I can think of a few things to do while the power is out! 😉
    I, myself, LOVE Winter!!! 🙂
    So, go out and throw a snowball at someone for me! Or go build a snowman for me! 😀
    Butt, protect your butt from icicles! 😛
    SnowflakeHUGS!!! 🙂


  4. Yes, DDS should write a Winter Poem!!!


  5. Ha! I meant DSS!!! 😀

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  6. HoHoHo HUGS for Christmas Eve!!!
    I’m off and not sure when I’ll be back!
    Have a fun Christmas with your family!

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