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It's Snowing!

  1. kirstenblog profile image78
    kirstenblogposted 7 years ago

    It's snowing and I am getting almost no work done and grinning like a fool. My eyes keep darting to the window to make sure it hasn't stopped yet. I am itching for enough snow to build a snowman and might just get it today! I keep jumping around like a small child who has had school cancelled every time I get up to make a cup of coffee and am even starting to warm up (was cold when I got out of bed this morning). I LOVE SNOW!


    SNOW BALL FIGHT!


    o´¯`❄.¸(░) `O.¸¸.¸. o´¯`❄. ¸ (░) `O. ❄。 ¨¯`*✲ ´*。. ❄¨¯`*✲。❄*´*。 ✲O. ¸¸. ¸. o´¯`o. ¸
    (░) `O. ¸¸. ✲. ¸. o´¯`¸. o´¯`❄¸ (░) `O. ¸¸.¸. ✲´¯`o. ¸ (░)... `O. ¸❄。 `O.
    ¸¸. ¸. o´¯`❄。 ¨¯`*✲.... ¸. o´¯`o. ¸ (░) `O.¸¸. ¸. o´¯`❄. ¸ (░) ´*。 ✲´*。.
    ❄¨¯`*✲。 ❄

    1. EmpressFelicity profile image73
      EmpressFelicityposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Do you want some of ours? lol

      Our back garden, as of two minutes ago:

      http://tinyurl.com/39pwxu4

      1. IzzyM profile image89
        IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Your garden looks familiar. You don't live in Coronation Street by any chance??

        1. EmpressFelicity profile image73
          EmpressFelicityposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          LOL, no - although it is that sort of size. (Tiny.)

      2. kirstenblog profile image78
        kirstenblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        That looks very much like our back garden!
        I just got back from a walk around the neighborhood and down to the shops. Got a few bits for ourselves and a neighbor who gave hubby brandy! tongue

        I didn't have my camera tho sad
        The batteries were dead and I didn't put them on charge early enough but I suspect I can get great pics tommorow just as easy and maybe even do my own snowman up at the park big_smile
        Had a snowball fight too!

        I really love the snow! People are so friendly and aware smile
        We took our yak trax with us and put them on after we finished our shopping and everyone was looking at us putting them on. I wish I could add my affiliate ID to my verbal patter! I probably sold a few for someone smile They are really brilliant for the slippery bits in the road and such. I actually wrote a hub about them (shameless self promotion tongue) that have already sold lol

        This weather can stay for a little while as far as I am concerned! lol tongue

    2. TheRaptorClaw profile image59
      TheRaptorClawposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Snow is awesome! We had a couple of inches where i live. It was enough to make a snowman, sled, and have a snowball fight.

  2. CMHypno profile image94
    CMHypnoposted 7 years ago

    Certainly is snowing - doesn't look like stopping either!!!

    1. kirstenblog profile image78
      kirstenblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It's almost a white out here in west London. It's crazy snowing atm!

      When it stops snowing and the sky clears enough to let the light through its going to be great for snowmen and sledging and such yikes big_smile

  3. kirstenblog profile image78
    kirstenblogposted 7 years ago

    *pops out from behind snow fort and lobs a huge snowball at CMHypno*
    Bullseye!
    Got ya!
    lol

  4. IzzyM profile image89
    IzzyMposted 7 years ago

    That is the one thing I miss most being away from the UK! I love snow too - even though when I was a taxi driver it inevitably meant breakdowns, bumps and quite often the inability to work which when you are self-employed is disastrous.
    The cold isn't a big issue when you are in a heated car or even better a heated house, looking out on a winter wonderland!

    1. CMHypno profile image94
      CMHypnoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      As I brush off the snow from Kirsten's well aimed snowball....

      It has stopped snowing here for the moment, but central Watford is gridlocked with traffic.  Motorists don't seem to get that if they are having trouble on the roads in a town centre it is going to be a lot worse back home, so probably best to get there while they can!  Both Heathrow and Gatwick are closed, so as usual the UK is grinding to a halt!

      1. IzzyM profile image89
        IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Do you ever notice that even when snow and ice is forecast well in advance, the excuse the councils give for not getting the gritting lorries/snow-ploughs out in time is invariable "we didn't expect it"!

  5. kirstenblog profile image78
    kirstenblogposted 7 years ago

    We have the news on and again its "Frozen Britain" LOL
    One announcment was that there were jack knifed lorries everywhere, so ran to the window to see one lol
    I didn't hear the part about it all being on one road and I thought the presenter could probably apply for a job with Fox wink

    I really don't get the whining, the snow is pretty and fun and we knew this was coming for a while now. We knew it would be back when the last lot was melting.

    Gonna have to go to the shops soon and you know what, I am looking forward to it! Going to have a snowball fight wink lol

  6. vicki simms profile image72
    vicki simmsposted 7 years ago

    Your so lucky, i'm in northamptonshire and we have had no snow sad I think we are the only part of the UK that hasn't had any, could I have some of yours please, i'll even have a snowball fight with ya!! big_smile

    1. kirstenblog profile image78
      kirstenblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Well here ya go! big_smile

      o´¯`❄.¸(░) `O.¸¸.¸. o´¯`❄. ¸ (░) `O. ❄。 ¨¯`*✲ ´*。. ❄¨¯`*✲。❄*´*。 ✲O. ¸¸. ¸. o´¯`o. ¸
      (░) `O. ¸¸. ✲. ¸. o´¯`¸. o´¯`❄¸ (░) `O. ¸¸.¸. ✲´¯`o. ¸ (░)... `O. ¸❄。 `O.
      ¸¸. ¸. o´¯`❄。 ¨¯`*✲.... ¸. o´¯`o. ¸ (░) `O.¸¸. ¸. o´¯`❄. ¸ (░) ´*。 ✲´*。.
      ❄¨¯`*✲。 ❄

  7. PaulaHenry1 profile image76
    PaulaHenry1posted 7 years ago

    You can have all of ours! We had 18 inches and are expecting more! We had so much the Metrodome collapsed! Not fun....what will our Vikes do? Plus, add -16 and it's just a perfect day- to do nothing!

    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/4282508.jpg



    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/4282512.jpg

    1. kirstenblog profile image78
      kirstenblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That is just crazy snow! We saw the collapse on the video on our news when it happened. It was pretty shocking yikes

  8. timorous profile image84
    timorousposted 7 years ago

    Here in Canada of course, snow is a regular occurrence. Here's a scene on my back deck from yesterday. We've had a bit more since, it's now about 7" (18cm).

    http://s4.hubimg.com/u/4282507_f248.jpg

    Merry Christmas to one and all. smile

    1. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      And to you as well.  Stay warm dear.  smile

      1. timorous profile image84
        timorousposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Denise smile  You stay warm too...

  9. habee profile image94
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    It's raining here. Ugh.

  10. jenniferain profile image57
    jenniferainposted 7 years ago

    Pfft, that's it? tongue

    We had to call someone to come and clear the front of our house out with a plow because we had so much snow. It's been craaaazy this year.

  11. vicki simms profile image72
    vicki simmsposted 7 years ago

    sad your all trying to rub it in now lol, it tried to snow earlier but it was more like a sprinkle of icing sugar - Not Good!!! I want to go sledging and and make snow things!

    1. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Did you say sledging?  Do you mean sledding?  I love to sled...hope to do some sledding in Michigan with my grandkids.

      1. IzzyM profile image89
        IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Sledging - sledding - yet another variation in the English language between English English and US English.

        1. kirstenblog profile image78
          kirstenblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          English English and US English! lol
          Another example of me going native, I use sledging! And don't use the word fanny either!
          (not after what happened the one and only time I said that word in this country!)

          1. IzzyM profile image89
            IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Ah...yes you learned it has an entirely different meaning!! LOL Wish I'd been there!

            1. kirstenblog profile image78
              kirstenblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              ROFL!!! lol big_smile
              Lets just say I was meeting hubbies nan for the first time! lol
              I was trying to be polite! lol
              She laughed SO hard at me, the whole family did! I had no idea what was so funny and they had to explain! lol

              1. Aficionada profile image88
                Aficionadaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Umm - Please do explain for the rest of us.  "Fanny" in the US usually means derriere, right?  What does it mean in the UK?  Or can you even type it in a forum reply?

                1. kirstenblog profile image78
                  kirstenblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  Well in the US it is a polite enough word for ones back side right?
                  Move to the front of the body on a lady and now you have the UK reference yikes
                  Ones front bottom wink lol

                  1. vicki simms profile image72
                    vicki simmsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    hahahaha big_smile

                    I always say sledging?

    2. kirstenblog profile image78
      kirstenblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Oh there is still time wink
      I bet you will be getting some of the white stuff soon big_smile
      I wouldn't be surprised if we get more yikes big_smile

  12. ThoughtfulSpot profile image69
    ThoughtfulSpotposted 7 years ago

    Lol Kirstenblog!  Just made me smile... and I'm stuck in an office w/ no windows all day - couldn't see the snow if it was snowing here.

    Hope you get your snowman!

    PS....

    INCOMING! o´¯`❄.¸(░) `O.¸¸.¸.  big_smile

    1. kirstenblog profile image78
      kirstenblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Stuck inside and no windows! sad Not good mojo, gonna have to help you envision it big_smile

      Close your eyes and imagine snow ladden trees glinting with the light of the street lamps so it all glows....
      *Bends over and packs together a nice snow ball and throws it to a perfect hit*
      SNOWBALL!!!!
      o´¯`❄. ¸ (░) ´*。 ✲

      1. ThoughtfulSpot profile image69
        ThoughtfulSpotposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        *wipes snow off of face*

        Ah.  Refreshing! lol

        1. kirstenblog profile image78
          kirstenblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          lol Lovely big_smile
          Got to get dinner on but glad to have cheered up office life smile

  13. Denise Handlon profile image89
    Denise Handlonposted 7 years ago

    We got a couple of inches here in NC and EVERYTHING closed down: the school (for two days) some shops, etc.  It was ridiculous.  Having lived in Alaska for 3 1/2 years these 'snow' days are a joke.

  14. ThoughtfulSpot profile image69
    ThoughtfulSpotposted 7 years ago

    Every year my fellow Pennsylvanians forget  how to drive in snow.  We had up to 16 inches last year, and we muddled through.  Thursday night we got a dusting and a 20minute drive took me 2hrs w/ accidents all over the place. roll

  15. Aficionada profile image88
    Aficionadaposted 7 years ago

    kirstenblog, I'm with you.  I love the snow!!! and I'm so excited that we have already gotten a bunch.  Not as much as Alaska or Canada or Minnesota, but a decent amount and a number of different snowfalls too.

    I saw that about 800 airline flights in western Europe had been cancelled because of the snow.  Not fun for the travelers, but a lot less un-fun than a plane crash.

    And hey, Denise and jenniferain, don't be snide about the places that only get a few inches!  big_smile  Of course, it's a big deal to those places when it's so comparatively rare.  Wouldn't you make a big deal, if Alaska had a heat wave of 100+ degrees (F.)?  wink

    I remember when Pres. Obama had recently been inaugurated and scoffed at the difficulty the people in DC had because of a snowstorm.  Well, of course they won't be as prepared for it as Chicago was/is!  What should anyone expect in a subtropical climate?

  16. lorlie6 profile image83
    lorlie6posted 7 years ago

    Like Georgia-Habee's home-we've got rain.  UGHH!  PLEASE send snow!!  I am sooooo jealous! ;(

  17. lorlie6 profile image83
    lorlie6posted 7 years ago

    sad

  18. Aficionada profile image88
    Aficionadaposted 7 years ago

    Oh.

    (Gulp.  Thanks for the explanation.  Gulp.)

    1. kirstenblog profile image78
      kirstenblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I just about died when I learned about that one yikes

  19. CMHypno profile image94
    CMHypnoposted 7 years ago

    This country is getting more bizarre by the minute - for some reason they reckon that they will be able to get just one flight out of Gatwick tonight despite the snow to Sharm-el-Sheik at 10pm.

    Why Sharm? Is that shark getting hungry or something???

    And if they can get one plane off the ground, then why not more?

 
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