The Casting Dock

Longing, sweet longing.

I really don’t mind the shoveling and other snow hassles, but with snow day #4 today and another 10 inches of snow, I must say–I am ready for my street to look like this again:

instead of this (and you can’t really tell, but the snow banks are about 3 and 1/2 feet tall…):

I really can’t complain much though because I do live within easy walking distance of this (though granted, she’s not quite so gloriously beautiful at this time of year…)

Plus, I spent my snow day with the kids I babysit (sidenote: how do working parents make arrangements for their kids on snow days with virtually no notice? Another strike against parenthood…) playing snow hide-and-seek tag. I was skeptical at first, but what a blast “hiding” when the snow shows your tracks and then trying to run after a 10 year old kid in waste-deep snow. Seriously–I had SO much fun, despite being soaked by the end. Point, parenthood. So I guess that brings me back to neutral on the kid front.


1 Emily { 01.27.11 at 10:06 pm }

Come to Camp Lejeune; we have NO snow… but, it doesn’t look like your pictures above :/

2 Jer { 01.28.11 at 11:04 am }

Sometimes when I walk by a snow bank, I give it a swift kick just to show it how I feel. Seeing these pictures is only going to make my kicks that much more ferocious.

3 noche { 01.28.11 at 1:46 pm }

Now Jer…

4 noche { 01.28.11 at 1:54 pm }

Hide and seek is a great game.

I remember the time you, Bryan and I played in the I hid and you and Bryan tried to find me. I hid in the most obvious place–hall coat closet. You two looked everywhere. Finally when you stopped at the closet and I knew you were going to open the door I got up close to the door, raised my hands up in the air and as Bryan opened the door I jumped out and shouted “BOO”. Bryan jumped back as he leaped in the air… I swear he was airborne for a couple seconds.!! I started laughing and he was sooooo mad at me. It was truly hilarious.

5 Rhonda { 01.28.11 at 2:15 pm }

Hard for me to comment as I have never lived in the snow as an adult. I must say though, the beauty of your area the rest of the year seems to make the snow worthwhile in my mind. I think I would move to Mass in a heartbeat if I could transplant my family there and us all have good jobs that could afford housing. Is that really too much to ask for??

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