Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Oh the weather outside is frightful

But I confess, that dang paper fireplace was so delightful.

Yesterday it snowed--snow globe snow, all fluffy and swirling--and the sun shone, melting the snow to water. Ten minutes later the clouds came in and the temperature dropped from 33 degrees to 29. All the melted snow froze into a solid sheen of ice. I drove the Momvan to pick up Mr. G and stepped up the curb onto the sidewalk where both my feet flew up in the air and I landed smack on my back on the hard concrete sidewalk. Thank God I tucked my head when I was mid-air or I'd have a concussion for certain. (If I've learned anything in karate, it's how to fall without banging my head.)

Embarrassed, I shuffled into the day care like an old woman and heard the children singing Christmas carols at top volume--shrieking with glee because it was snowing. November has never felt like such a long month. I drove Mr. G home--he begged to play outside in the snow the entire 2 miles--by the time we reached our house, there was nary a flake for him to touch. Mother Nature can be a real jerk sometimes.

I spend last night laying on a heating pad last night, popping ibuprofen and watching my secret gay boyfriend extol the virtues of Woooo! girls.

Today I am stiff and sore, but have no headache and a good range of motion so I'll count my blessings--and read everyone's blog posts for today.

For my latest editorial, go on over to EcoWomen.

Days 10 & 11 of my 29-Day Giving Challenge: Bought extra bag of groceries for our local food pantry while at store, made HUGE supper of scalloped ham & potatoes and will take a portion over to neighbors so they can have a break.

28 comments:

  1. Yikes, glad nothing broke! We had the same type of snow in Chicago, it looked pretty for about 5 minutes.

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  2. Good grief! I'm so glad you're okay.

    We got snow here in Virginia too. Nothing major, but it was lovely all the same.

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  3. Yeah, wasn't yesterday SO much fun with the snow dump but then dissolve?

    Okay, so I'm watching my main man last night thinking, aloud, oh crap...I was totally a Woo! girl. Yes, I was. And you know how I know? Because when I said that aloud my husband did not deny it. In fact, he shook his head so vigorously I'm surprised he didn't get a headache.

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  4. Gah, I did that same thing last year. But I DID hit my head and gave myself whiplash. My kids are still laughing.

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  5. I'm so sorry you fell! Hope you're on the mend. Two winters ago I fell about four times. Twice on icy staircases. Good times.

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  6. Man, I loved the Woooo girls episode. They have great writers.

    Sorry to hear about your back. That is ONE thing I do not miss about being up North. The ice can be deadly.

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  7. Be careful out there, Mama! I'm glad you don't have a concussion!

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  8. The snow sounds lovely!! where's the fire picture?? We can't use our fireplace b/c it smokes up the entire house!! yuck.

    glad you are okay

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  9. I was just watching the news about all the snow in your neck of the woods. I'm glad you only suffered an injury to your pride!

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  10. Ooooh. Glad you're okay. Our very rare snowfalls seem to melt within hours only to turn into ice. Not my happy place.

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  11. Poor thing!
    I once took a tumble like that while carrying a blueberry gelatin salad. It made pretty pictures in the snow.
    I'm glad you're okay!
    Becky

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  12. Hope you're feeling better! Same thing happened to me a couple of years ago on wet deck steps - it sucks.

    I can't believe you guys have snow! It is unseasonably cold here right now (in the 30s) but I could certainly go for some snow.

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  13. I have done that fall and it hurts. Hope you feel better soon.

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  14. Glad you are OK from the fall; ouch!!

    Reminds me of a time some 15 years ago, or so, when I got paged out in the middle of the night for an ambulance call. After getting dressed, I ran out the front porch door, over to the driveway, and promptly fell right on my back, hard. Fortunately, I had on a very thick wool stocking cap, because it saved my head when it hit the pavement. That would have been so embarrassing to have to call out a second ambulance to come over and haul me in to the hospital, after getting injured trying to get to my car to get to the first call.

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  15. We got nothing but cold wind...BRRRR.
    Holy Moly Girl I'm glad you learned to take a fall in class and happy nothing is broken!

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  16. Pictures! We want pictures of pretty snow!

    But not nasty grey icy snow. Only pretty snow.

    Glad your back is mending. Treat it gently for a while. I slipped on moss once while holding one of the boys as a baby. Flat on my back, with babe in arms. He never even knew what happened, you know how everything moves in slow motion and you think "must hold the baby's head!" He was fine, I was a mess. Luckily I bounce back well!

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  17. Ouch! The snow part? Fun! The icy, slippy part? Not so much.

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  18. Oooooh, glad you're only (Like that? "only") sore.

    We had little snow pellets all ofer the porch the past 2 days. I'm so not ready.

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  19. It was incredible outside, wasn't it? I found myself without snow brush or ice scraper, cleaning off my minivan with the defrosters, my gloves, and (get this) a plastic air freshener. Creativity is my middle name!

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  20. take care of yourself. blogging is definately part of the cure.

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  21. I drove through Milwaukee in that during rush hour. Can't say I was pleased. Glad you didn't hurt yourself too bad!

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  22. I hope you're feeling better! I'm sure Mr. G will have plenty of chances to play in snow soon enough...
    Enjoyed your editorial, BTW.

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  23. Ouch! Great Matronly fear for those morning runs, too. I hope you heal quickly - as she types. . .

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  24. Sorry about the fall. We're getting snow starting Friday...then all day Saturday. Good thing we're not flying to London Saturday morning.

    Oh wait. Yes we are.

    Scheisse.

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  25. I am SO jealous of the snow. Interested in a swap?

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  26. Jealous of the snow, not jealous of the ice. Ouch!

    I'm glad you managed to fall without hitting your head. Hope you're feeling less sore now.

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