Tuesday, December 29, 2009

LET IT SNOW

Portland got a sneak attack of snow today, at least I hadn't heard a word about it. Could be it was blasted all over the news: TV, radio, Internet. I wouldn't know. I was stuck in front of MarioKart. All. Day. Long. Anyway, long about lap 2,002 Rojo caught a glimmer of something out of his peripheral vision, and announced it was snowing. Sure enough, it was, and it kept up until we had quite a few inches accumulate.

I'm grateful we were all home, safe and sound. When I finally did turn on the news it was filled with nightmare stories of traffic at complete standstills for hours, five minute commutes taking 3 1/2 hours, accidents galore.

What gets me most about the snow is the quiet. After a day of listening to electronic sounds buzz, cheer, crash and race, the quiet is a relief from all that. There is a stillness that snow enforces, and I welcome that.

And it better all be gone by tomorrow because I have plans.

12 comments:

jess wilson said...

I swear I'd live for snow. If only it weren't so damn COLD.

fullsoulahead.com said...

Enjoy your plans. I know it wil all enfold perfectly.

pixiemama said...

Gorgeous. And good for you, with your MarioKarting...

love.

Deb Shucka said...

Everything in balance, right? :-)

Anonymous said...

I never go to the mall, I did and it took 30 minutes to get to Embassy Suites, when we left. 217, don't get me started :) Glad you had fun at home!

Cinda said...

Nature's reminder to relish the pockets of peace and quiet tucked into the holidays!

Wanda said...

I, too, love the quiet...and the smooth, un-foot-printed surface. This year, I've enjoyed watching the kittens first snow with HoneyBoy trying to catch snowflakes as they were falling.

Kim said...

Love the quiet snow brings! It's so peaceful...until you have to go somewhere!

Tanya @ TeenAutism said...

It is amazing how quiet it is. We started to get a little last night, but it's gone today. As soon as the boys get home, it can snow all it wants!

blackknightsbrood said...

Ah yes, plans. Did yours end up including a sled?

kario said...

All gone! Hope you celebrated by stepping away from MarioKart.

Been missing you. I think my resolution for 2010 is to be more consistent. Wish me luck?

Jenny said...

Pretty! I love snow too.