‘What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men …… That is what love looks like.’ - St. Augustine

Sunday, December 26, 2010

A Blizzard! Woo Hoo!

I guess I'm giving myself away as a lifelong New Englander when the word "Blizzard" in the news makes me jump for joy. I love winter storms -- the bigger the better. The Blizzard of '78 was, of course, my all-time favorite. Everything came to a stand-still, and we kids took over the neighborhood. We had tunnels criss-crossing our streets, as no cars could travel on them. We built magnificent snow forts, and igloos and complex tunnels from one yard to the next. It was heaven. I remember neighbors taking sleds and walking the many blocks to and from the nearest grocery store. I remember my Dad building fires in all our working fireplaces. We didn't have school for what seemed like a month. It was as if the whole world took a vacation. I'll never forget it.

So, I didn't know about this current blizzard coming until I read everyone's status on facebook. Everyone in my vicinity, anyway. So, I trudged upstairs and turned on the tv begrudgingly ( Nastia is away, so I am revelling in no tv for a week!). Lo and behold, there is our governor announcing the storm of the season -- 70 plus mile per hour winds, and -- in my area -- 20-24 inches of snow in one fell swoop! I'm only a few blocks from the ocean, so that means two things: maybe an inch or two less snow that they'll get inland, but probably a LOT more wind. There goes my rickety fence!

I'll keep my blogger friends updates as the storm settles in. My dogs are already giddy -- they can feel the storm coming. I need to go find Nastia's camera so I can take photos with something other than my phone.

Happy Blizzard Fellow New Englanders! If you haven't run out for an extra shovel and flashlight, this is your last chance!

Nastia enjoying the last big storm - 2008


  1. I <3 blizzards also. People look at me like I'm insane. I'm glad to find a blizzard sister. :) Good luck and have fun!!

  2. I love snow too! I'm a Southern California girl who never belonged in California, except during the summers on the beach. :)
    I would LOVE to have a foot or two of snow around here. :)

  3. Anonymous4:43 PM

    I love this storm too!
    Snow, Snow, Snow!
    And I'm donating most of my Christmas presents to the orphanage!!!!! :-)

  4. We got 9 inches and that is a blizzard to us. Good luck with yours.

  5. '78 cancelled my 10th birthday party, but the part I remember best is playing in the mountain of snow that came up to the second-story windows.


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