Friday, December 01, 2006

Where's MY Winter Wonderland?

I keep seeing all the news about everyone to the south of me getting hammered with snow. Even BSG has gotten her chance at being annoyed by the winter driving IQ drop. So where the heck is MY snow? My friends didn't tease me about moving to MinneSNOWta for no reason here, people.

The first winter we were here there was a TON of snow. The second winter we had so much snow that the drifts were taller than me and when it melted in the spring, all the white stuff led to a flood that shut down this entire region for a week. But ever since then, we've been skunked in the snow department.

And it's not ALL bad. I don't have to deal with driving on ice-packed roads to go to work every day. Nor do I have to scrape my windshield and brush piles of snow off of my car just to drive home.

Now that it's December, I'm standing around tapping my foot at Mother Nature, wondering where the Winter has gone. We did have one day when it snowed, but the ground was still too warm so it all melted right away.

It's making it very difficult for me to actually get into the Holiday spirit. Granted I've been a little cranky at this time of year for the past couple go arounds, but I can't help it. I'm still a little pissed off at the whole parental divorce thing that doesn't let me have my normal Christmas traditions anymore. But I'm trying really hard for my kids' sake. We've been to look at Christmas lights, put up our own decorations, and I've even busted out my Christmas socks (of which my supply is bountiful). Still, nothing's helping me.

So today's question is how do YOU get into the Holiday spirit? What really makes you wander around whistling "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas"?


Stephanie said...

No snow in Wisconsin either. I am certainly not in a Christmas mood either. Especially considering the grass was still green in spots 2 days ago!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I don't usually get in the mood until a few days prior. I used to go for a month when I was younger - but not anymore.

Friglet said...

I've never had snow on Christmas. I get in the spirit when I see all of the lights on all of the houses at night.

Not that we have any up yet. :)

Anonymous said...

We finally have snow here... albeit not much. It snowed last night and visibility was about 5 inches during the 10 minutes I decided it was necessary to for me to cross the border into ND, and as soon as I got there, the sky said, Ok. Enough. And it stopped.

Much to my surprise, however, people are not driving like idiots! I feel like I should praise the god of minnesota/north dakota winter or maybe just not even mention it becaus I'll jinx it, but it's true! Yay!

For me, Christmas never feels like Christmas anymore until I see the tree lit up and tons of presents underneath it, which is usually... um... Christmas Eve at our house. I don't know what happened to me:P

Kel said...

I can't believe we haven't had our first big storm yet. BOOO!

The only fun thing is showing little man the snow that came down the other morning. He was so happy it snowed!

anthonyzfrazier said...

Christmas time is near, now I wonder what to give my sister, I saw a sterling silver rings
for her, I know she will like it.