Just waiting to see Elsa around the corner!

I truly believe that I have never seen this must snow ever in my entire life.  Now, I’ve been around snow.  S. California does have mountains that can get pretty packed with the white stuff.  But I have never experienced it to this capacity.

I got stuck in front of my sister’s house last night. My car wouldn’t budge.  We shoveled the snow around the wheels.  We broke ice underneath the wheels.  We even used something my mother got from HSN that you put under the tire and it gives the traction.  That didn’t work either, surprise surprise.  After about an hour of digging and shoveling and running my tires into the ground (so it felt), I finally got out of the snow embankment on her curb with the help of my sister and 12 year old son pushing my car from behind, to give it momentum…..only to get stuck 20 feet further.  Wash….rinse and repeat.

Apparently, the County we live in, here in Idaho, doesn’t plow the residential streets.  But from what I’m hearing, this area hasn’t received almost 10 inches of snow in a few days since 1985!  So neighborhood streets are pretty much undriveable.  Everyone is getting stuck.

Yeah, that is a big “Welcome to Idaho” for me. My first winter really has me wanting to just sit in my apartment and binge watch every show out there.  I don’t even want to go to work.

But it is still very beautiful…IF I’m inside staring at it from through a window!

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But on a much cooler note (pun is absolutely intended)…I won 2nd place at my apartments’ Xmas decorating contest….$100!  That was really an unexpected surprise.  I tend to be very competitive and I was kind of obsessing about winning this contest.

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Hey! What’s all that white stuff!

Even though I am a bit white knuckled on my drive to and from work…this snow really gives me joy.  The Boy and I have made snowmen together and played in the piled up snow in our apartment complex’s courtyard.

Later tonight, I will be getting judged at my apartment complex for my balcony Xmas lights.  The snow will look lovely against them.

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I’ll get a better picture later but roll call….Ralph the Dinosaur on the left, a real snowmen with the Matterhorn Yeti hat in the middle and Dolby the Dachshund on the right.  1st prize is $150 but some of the apartments look really good. I won’t win but it was fun.

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This is a closer look at the Snowman with the Yeti hat but he has since melted. I’m hoping to be able to have time to make another before judging.

Frost…..bring on the Frost

My kid cracks me up sometimes.  As I was pulling out of my carport this morning, we both noticed at precisely the same time that my back window was outlined in pretty sparkling white frost just twinkling in the sunlight.  This was not surprising since it was about 25 degrees last night. (please remember…I’m from Sunny California where at this time of the year, it’s 70 degrees.)

We both announced our observation at the same time.

Sometimes, I adore how that kid and I are so closely connected especially mentally.  Probably more so than either of us realize.  Maybe that is why we frustrate each other a lot and argue a lot with each other but honestly, I don’t mind.  I just want to ensurethereporter-frostoncarwindow that I have a much different relationship with my child than I do with my own mother, no matter which direction of different it goes.

Because if he feels in ANY way the way I do about my mother, I’ve failed.

But regardless, Winter is Coming…..and we both can’t wait!

Look at the roof!!

Yes, let’s have a look at them.  I did. I looked up as The Boy yelled this to me while we were driving out of our apartment complex.  I’m thinking “oh my gosh…what is on the roof? A strange looking bird or a stuck cat???

Nope…it’s just frost…frost that could possible double as a thin layer of frosty snow on the roof tops.

So my California born kid was excited.