Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Hello everyone and Happy New Year!  I thought it was about time to return to my blogging and get my creatvie juices flowing again, except now I will have to think harder about posts since there's no help from the holidays!  I've had a bit of hiatus and am ready to get back into the blogging world (whether you like it or not).  One thing I would like to ask of my readers is to post or e-mail me about anything you'd like me to write about.  If there are any specific themes or topics, or you just want to pass along an idea, I'd welcome and appreciate it.

Now that Christmas is over and life has returned to normal, I'm ready for the snow to go away.  Most years I'm the one who is wishing for snow to fall in October and the first one out to build a snowman.  After last year, however, I am not such a big fan.  We positively got dumped on last year.  Seriously, our town could've been mistaken for a town in Alaska, with mountanious drifts covering yards and entire houses almost buried in snow.  It seemed like as soon as I had scooped the driveway, we had another winter storm and all of my hard work was erased.  This year has been wonderful so far.  The snow is light and fluffy, and while it's not exactly conducive for snowman-making, it's a heck of a lot easier to scoop.  One thing that amazed me was that so far it seems like the Farmer's Almanac has been pretty accurate.  It predicted that we wouldn't have as much snowfall (which we haven't), but the temperatures would be colder (which they have been, especially today...brrr!).

The recent two feet of fresh fluffiness made the snowmobilers very happy.  There's a farm field on both ends of our street and we can always hear the high pitched whining of the machines as they tear across the fields.  I personally think that snowmobiling would be fun for the first ten minutes and after that, I would get extremely bored and cold.  I'm such a wussy when it comes to being cold. 

My brother and I went sledding today, which was a little fun (but don't tell my mom that) and this is the first year that it's almost impossible to tug him around on the sled.  He's grown up so much, and I guess I haven't realized it until I tried dragging him around .  It wasn't too bad today, though, because we sled on the driveway, which was coated pretty good with snow and ice.  I've tried to get him to sled down some of the big snow piles, but he's terrified of falling backwards and hurting himself.  I can't blame him, seeing as I've done that before and it freaking hurts.

This month might be an exciting one for me.  I entered an amateur poetry contest a few months ago and they are supposed to announce the winners sometime this month.  They've already told me that my poem will be published in an anthology, along with other poems, but I want to know if I placed in the finals.  I know that it's not likely, but I can still be excited until I know for sure.  Anyways, that's all I have for now.  I promise to post some interesting and fun things this year, and hopefully make some new blogging friends on here.  Lotsa love to everyone!


  1. Congratulations on your poem being published. Good luck on the contest. Snow in winter is a novel concept for us in Cali.

  2. it is amazing to read your description about the snow.... makes me want to see a snowfall for real!! :) :)

  3. Thanks Shopgirl. We used to live in Cali and Arizona and I remember as a kid we would buy "snow in a can" and spray it on our windows during Christmas. Now we have the real thing, lol.

    Bookworm, a real snowfall is one of the most beautiful things ever. The thing that always amazes me is how quiet it seems while it's snowing. I'm not sure if it's just me being crazy or what, but it always seems so quiet and peaceful when those fat flakes are floating down.