Archive for January 27, 2011

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Posted: January 27, 2011 in Just Livin'
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Is there post traumatic stress syndrome for snow fall?

There really should be…

Think about it ..

People here that snow’s coming so they rush to the market to get the “essentials” :: bread, eggs, milk, coffee, sweet tarts :: all at the same time .. sliding through stop signs and traffic lights.. cursing other drivers over parking spaces.. etc.

I love the people that will buy SHOPPING CARTS full of bread, milk and eggs because of a storm. Like, really people?? Even when we got 70″ last year, the roads were clear enough the following day to travel on .. it’s not like we’re in the middle of the boonies with no access to paved roads.

I hate snow for a variety of reasons but mostly different from normal people:

I hate the kids tracking snow through the house ..

I hate when they throw their wet coats over the dining room chairs instead of hanging them on the front porch

I hate when they whine that their boots are wet when they’re told AS SOON AS THEY COME IN to take them off and but them upside down on the heater to dry out

I hate when they bang the snow off their shoes and the dogs start barking like we’re being invaded by strangers .. three kids.. six feet.. ¬†get the idea?

I hate when the snow plow builds the Waaaaallllll Oooooooofffff Snnoooowww all around my property and you have to climb a mountain to get to the car… because this size 16 ass sinks to the bottom of it.

But don’t worry .. I’ll be bitching about how damn hot it is in a few months! It all evens out!

Here’s the obligatory pictures. Only one is mine.. the rest I swiped off of my friend’s pages on Facebook because I really didn’t feel like taking pictures of the same old scenes and I wasn’t about to get all suited up in snow gear to go outside!! LoL!

Wall Of Snow .. appears smaller then it really is

 

Mind you, the door where I took this picture from is a lot higher then the street so what looks like a mole hill is actually a mountain.

I live on a corner property and since the plows always plow to the right of the driver, this mountain goes all the way around the side of my house.

Expect it to still be there in April.

 

 

 

 

D's car ..

 

This is my friend D’s car.

She lives in the inner city.

It doesn’t really look so bad but considering that D is an uber-fashionista who doesn’t know what it’s like to where shoes with a heel less then 3″ .. regardless of weather .. I can imagine that she had a minor freak out when she saw her car.

I also don’t think she knows that therma guard gloves and hat’s meant to keep a body warm exist.

 

 

J's hood

 

 

J also lives in the inner city.

When you live in the city, you don’t get plowed like we get plowed.. especially on side streets and you get a fine if you shovel your side walk snow into the street.

That actually makes sense but makes people crazy.

What also makes them crazy .. and lethal, in some cases, is when someone digs their car out of a parking space and tries to “save” it with beach chairs or buckets or whatever. Snow makes people crazy, let me tell you!

 

L's development

 

L lives in a “community” in New Jersey.

The kind of place that tells you what color to paint your house and how tall your grass is allowed to grow.

I’m figuring next year they’ll amend their community regs to include just how much snow one is allowed to accumulate before they issue a fine.

Hey.. times are tough all over, right?

L actually has it good because the back of his property slopes down .. fun for sledding without the embarrassment of having neighbors laughing at your simple 45 years old ass when you fall off and get snow burn on your face.

 

 

 

So to all you lovely readers experiencing weather ABOVE 31 degrees, I have a few words for you… but I’m not allowed to say them because I was raised right!!

LoL ..

Geez…

That’s a tiny picture!!

Anyway … in case you haven’t realized, I haven’t been on line the past three days. I’ve been stuck in bed.. on my back.. with nothing but my iPhone to connect me to the universe!! LoL ..

Basically, I went to bed Sunday night with my neck hurting a little and woke up not being able to move it AT ALL .. and if I did, well… did you ever experience white hot pain? Or literally see stars?

Honestly, it’s not something that I would wish on my worst enemy. It’s just that bad! I actually have a high pain threshold.. and rarely am I reduced to tears but yea.. this will do it to you.

However.. a neck brace, loads of Motrin and Tiger Balm did wonders and so I’m finally able to get around and feel more like myself.

So how did it happen? Well.. hard to say.

From what I understand, whiplash can sneak up on you. It’s basically soft tissue damage so something may not have been right from when I ran over the stop sign with my car a few weekends ago and then the way I lay on the bed with my laptop or hold my head in my hands when I watch tv may have just added to it .. you don’t need to be in an accident to get whiplash so.. y’know.. that’s where I’m at with that.

Better news.. BIGGER news actually, is the missing girl from Alabama.. Madeline Busby.. is home safe. I don’t know any details and that’s ok. So many other parents never get to feel the elation of having their teens return home so I hope that both side can be more open with each other and get to a point where they can communicate so this never happens again.

Baby Faith is now home with Bird and her husband. I haven’t really talked to them much .. them being all enveloped in pink clouds and under the influence of baby powder and me not being able to move an eyelid without screaming in pain.. but I’m sure we’ll catch up soon …

16″ of snow got dumped on us. This doesn’t make me happy. Especially since they already closed the schools.

Annnnnnd that’s about that .. !!

I’m going to catch up on my comments and blog reading after I get up and get a cup of coffee..

Because I FINALLY can!!

Yyyyyiiiippppppeeeee!!!!