Thursday, November 30, 2006

Like a Child on Christmas Morning

I'm a snowbaby! Born at the end of December in the heart of the Snowbelt in Upstate New York. I grew up loving snow, playing in it, all bundled up, from the time I could walk. There were igloos, tunnels, snowmen & woman. There were walks through the park and endless hours of sledding down hills with names like The Popcorn and Devils Twist. Snow was a given each year for Christmas and a beautiful glistening blanket throug March untill springs first peepings in April. Snow is a part of me an element of my blood.


Then as a young adult @ 18 I fell in love with my soulmate and shortly there after followed him South first to Alabama filled with a wonderous beauty all it's own and then to Oklahoma for the next 20 years.... Where for probably 15 out of those 20 years we were blessed with snow sometimes for just a day and at others it lasted weeks, each time filling me with Joy and taking me right back to my comfort zone, my element, my childhood.
15 months ago we moved 5 hours south from Oklahoma to the Dallas Fort Worth area and although DFW was sometimes mentioned in our nightly OK weathercasts we didn't really understand how different 5 hours south was weatherwise till we experienced it for ourselves. Last winter I never wore more than a sweatshirt for warmth. This past summver we had over 40 straight day of 100+ temps. And snow is a RARETY (sp?) down here or so they say. Untill.....
An arctic blast has come barelling into North Texas with a fury and a promise of snow for today... so like a child on Christmas Morning I have awoken before the crack of dawn anxious to open my gift and enjoy every minute of this wonderful day.
Let it Snow Let it Snow Let it Snow

8 comments:

  1. As I type we're waiting for the worst snowstorm in years to arrive. I'll think of you when I'm trudging through it tomorrow. Congratulations on your new blog. It is great to finally put a face to the name. I look forward to reading more!

    Nicole
    "Lucille1963"

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  2. Thanks for stopping by Nicole My hair is actually longer right now and I have different glasses but today was not the day to update my picture- bad hair day LOL.
    RaNae

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  3. Your pics remind me of my childhood Christmas. We had a bunch of snow but temps rose today and about half of it disappeared. I grew up in the prairies and always had tons of snow at Christmas. Here in Alberta sometimes we have it, sometimes not. I'd prefer the snow. I don't like a brown Christmas.

    If it's okay with you, I'll link your blog over at mine.

    See you again :)

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  4. RaNae - congrats on the blog! I love it! And I'm a December snow baby too! I grew up in Idaho and I didn't like the snow for a long time. Probably because it would come in October and stay till March or April. Now, I live in California, and there are days when I really wish for just a little snow! :)
    Melissa

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  5. Hey there Shirlee I'm glad I stirred some memories for you.. I don't like brown Christmas' either especially if it is warm out LOL. But ya gotta live where the jobs are ;-). Sure go ahead and link away I'll link to yours I don't think I did cause I found your addy late last night.

    Melissa thanks so glad I stirred memories for you too. Idaho I think is one state I've never been to but me and dh want to go there.
    Hugs R

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  6. Thanks for the invite to your blog, RaNae! I'm very happy you got at least a bit of snow to warm your heart and spirit.

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  7. Great Blog RaNae...I've bookmarked it so I can come and Visit more and see what you've been up to. HUGS

    Taracotta

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Thanks for taking the time to stop by I appreciate the visit and love to hear your thoughts. I hope u have a great day.
RaNae from
Ewe Creek Cottage