Friday, February 8, 2013

Happy Friday


Its an especially happy Friday because the whopper of a blizzard, strangely named Nemo, is heading to the Northeast and is bypassing my area and hitting New York and Boston...WHOOP!!   I honestly wonder why they named this storm in the first place, isn't that normally just reserved for hurricanes? Its the first time in recent years that a snowstorm actually has a name.   Anyhwho,  I'll admit, I love a a good snowstorm, especially if it gets me out of work for a day or two ;)  There is no greater feeling than getting a day off from work and having nothing better to do than hunkering down with my significant other on the sofa with a big bowl of popcorn and a movie ready to watch. Snowstorms are lovely to watch, but the aftermath and clean up are a pain in the tushy to deal with.  According to the news reports we are only expected to get 3-6 inches, which is small potatoes compared to New York which is getting about a foot, and Boston which is getting somewhere between 2 and 3 feet...Yikes!

 Snow is pretty to look at...

But horrible to have to shovel! (my backyard circa 2010)


I guess I should remind myself how awful it is to get so much snow...it was only a few years ago that my area was hit with over 2 feet of snow in a matter of days...

On another note, since Ed and I are planning on moving to Florida sometime in the next year, we will no longer have to worry about big snowstorms like this....but, there's always hurricane season!

4 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

We certainly don't name snow storms or blizzards here in Canada -- or at least, not with names that are repeatable in public.

Laura Huey said...

I can only say I've seen "snow" once. About 3 years ago it drifted softly to the ground and promptly vanished. It was a miracle here in Southeast Texas to get those little drifts. I can't imagine having what you get!...Florida will be a much different ride ;)

SUZY8-TRACK said...

Debra, not sure why they have started naming winter storms now...that is something new. Probably a stupid invention by the folks at the Weather Channel. I can't imagine the kind of snow you get up in Canada...you probably get massive amounts up there.

Laura, consider yourself lucky to never have to deal with snow. It looks lovely, until you have to shovel it, clean off your car and trudge in it.

CraveCute said...

We lucked out too, the snow went north of us. HOpe you aren't having to shovel too much!