We are into day two of snow. There really hasn't been as much accumulation as one would think, maybe 4 or 5 inches. Really was hoping for a foot so that I could get out on my snowmobile, which is still on the trailer, but that is not the case. It is very rocky here and we need a really good base of snow to keep us from hitting them. Possibly more on Saturday, there's always hope! :o)
Have been thinking about how much we loved the snow when we were kids. Poor Dad was out working in it every day so didn't share our sentiments I'm sure but we loved it. It seemed like we got more snow back then or maybe it was just that I was much shorter. :o) We loved to ice skate and had several places that we cleaned off, made a bonfire and skated for hours or until our toes were frozen. I tried ice skating again a few years ago and it was a disaster. My ankles were screaming what is going on here!!!! I wish I had stuck to it and built up strength in my ankles again but I didn't. :o(
We used to go to a HUGE hill called Townhouse Hill to slide. It was about a mile or so from our house and we thought nothing of walking there, sledding all afternoon and walking home. It was a quite steep but an open field so there was nothing to slam into. We had a toboggan that would fit four and we would pile on and go down over that hill just flying! I don't remember all the times we walked back up the hill, now that would seem daunting!
Our sleds were the ones with the metal runners and you could steer them with the hand grips. Now I can't remember what I did yesterday but I vividly remember the day I stuck my tongue on the metal on top of the sled as I was going down over the hill! DUH!!! Oh my was that scary, I thought I would never get my tongue dislodged but finally bit the bullet and just ripped it off. Never did that again, quick learner you know......ahem......
We also used to ride our horses and ponies all winter. Now I'm too wimpy to ride when it's freezing out but back then thought nothing of it. One thing we LOVED doing was to take the flying saucer on a long rope and tie it to the saddle horn and give rides in the fields. We would canter through the snow with the person on the saucer just hanging on for dear life! When we made a turn the saucer would almost pass us. The horses didn't seem to mind at all.
In 1962 we had the storm of the century. The snow was up over some of the windows of the house and the roads weren't cleared for several days. Dad shoveled a path to the street and it was over my head as I was only 10. They finally used heavy equipment to get through all the snow to open all the roads. Now you have to realize we lived WAY out in the country in a little town of about 400 people so we didn't have the latest in road equipment.
Came across this picture while hunting for the snow picture. This was me in my early days. Didn't my mother dress me up cute?! Notice the vintage cars in the background.......they weren't vintage then.....ahem....
My two little gal pals Izzy and Emmy have given me an award! They are the cutest little sweeties and their Mom has a great blog for them. Their button is on my sidebar and you can click on it and it will take you right to their site!
This award comes with a meme that is really fun. List five things that you are addicted to! Only five?!!! I could make a longer list but will stick to the five!
1. Chocolate, of course, who isn't?!
2. Diet Coke in a big glass with lots of ice.
3. My horses and ponies.
4. HGTV Especially House Hunters, I almost always choose the right house. :o)
5. Blogging, go through withdrawal when I am away on a trip!
Now I would like to pass this award on to all my regular readers, I would love to hear about all your addictions!
Please keep the Travolta family in your prayers. I can't imagine what they are going through right now losing their son. Let's just hope that the media gives them their privacy and allows them to grieve without cameras in their faces. Some say that it goes with the territory but I think some things should be just off limits. Here in Maine where they have a summer home the people of the little village where they live give them space and actually protect them which I find admirable.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Posted by Midlife Mom at 7:55 AM