Hello. My name is Diane, and I am a Winter Wimp !!
It never used to be like this. In my younger days I enjoyed sledding, ice skating, skiing, snow tubing and more. I would hear snow in the forecast and I would cheer ! Snow meant fun, and I could never understand why so many people complained about the weather . Snow and slipping on it was a lot of fun ! That was until I experienced a torn meniscus , and developed arthritis as a result. ( not totally a result because arthritis is an autoimmune disorder, but it did not manifest till this injury). Once this began to happen, not only snow but rain and high humidity brought a whole new meaning- pain. Snow had a special significance, as it not only brings pain , but a penetrating sort of chill that makes my joints lock up and adds a feeling of complete instability with it. Add a couple of falls that take an extremely long time to heal from, and winter means terror !
So imagine my joy at seeing this out my window
In the last day we have gotten a foot of snow. Happily it is the powdery stuff so there will be less heart attacks from shoveling, but as soon as the wind kicks up, it will be a drifting nightmare. I think I will adopt this new digs
It's a squirrels nest in the tree outside my living room window. Squirrels go into a kind of hibernation in the winter, and it strikes me as a perfectly logical thing to do. Thank goodness for the different Wii games and DVD's that we have. I can exercise inside and stick my tounge out at this nasty white stuff !