Saturday, December 26, 2009

Be Careful What you Wish For

I'm dreaming of a White Christmas.......well not anymore!  A white Christmas is nice when the snow falls a couple of days before Christmas and the roads are driveable.  But when the snow falls on Christmas Eve and through Christmas day, well let's just say that a white Christmas isn't all it's cracked up to be.

This is a picture (through my front door...I wasn't going out in the single digit temperatures!) of my son shoveling our driveway yesterday. 

It's really hard to measure how much snow we got because of the high winds and drifting that accompanied the snow storm.  My best guess would be 6-10".  The roads on Christmas morning were not safe for driving so my Mom and Dad and sister (in from Dallas) were not able to make the 45 minute drive from their home to ours.  My brother and his family (about a 30 minute drive away) were also not able to make the trip from their house. 

So....plan B....a smaller celebration on Christmas Day with me, my husband, son and MIL and more to come this weekend IF the roads improve (not looking promising today but there's always tomorrow...I'm trying to stay positive here).

Hoping your Christmas day went off as planned........as for me, I'm taking "White Christmas" off my Christmas song favorites!!

Jane


33 comments:

  1. Oh My Gosh!! I am so sorry you got "overkill" on the white stuff!! We rarely ever get snow this far south, but do know as beautiful as it is, it can be such a nuisance!

    Wishing you warmer temps and "meltage"!!

    Lou Cinda

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  2. I am right there with you!! No family time this Christmas so far as the snow kept us home alone. Hubby is out doing snow removal right now and we might try to venture into town although it is still snowing and blowing and will until nightfall. Last I heard, we had 17+ inches of snowfall and it is still coming down.

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  3. I guess you were in the path of that storm I was reading about. I know how you feel {about the snow part}. Ours will, hopefully, be all gone this upcoming week since we have rain in the forecast. I agree that it would have been nice if it was just that pretty little dusting and then it just melts away in a matter of hours.

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  4. you get to have two or even three Chrismas's now, just think of it as more of the season!!!

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  5. Jane, we have a lot of family in OK and they all got overwhelmed with unexpected snow - about a foot, so they couldn't come.

    Then one of our daughter's was to come in(to Denver)the day after Christmas from AZ, but we have to take a truck to KY in a few days (we're moving), and we're getting more snow, so she didn't want to cut into our time incase we have to leave early..................soooo, Christmas was me and hubs sitting around in jammies watching tv all day. No family. No kids. No grandkids.

    I know what you mean about that white Christmas not being all it's cracked up to be. In some areas that's true. Here in Denver, we always have a white Christmas, but the roads stay cleared since it snows all winter here, so we're able to get around just fine.

    The snow is beautiful but I've had it about up to my ears with the frigid cold it brings. Which is why we're moving back south. I'm sure Ill miss the beauty of it, but not the single digit temperatures.

    Enjoy it while you can, and take plenty of pictures. You're not likely to get another snow like that in your area for quite some time. Grab you some cocoa and take some time to yourself while you wait on everyone to finally make it there.

    Happy Holidays.

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  6. Sorry about your weather Jane! We have pelted with rain and winds for 3 days. FINALLY we are getting some snow.

    I hope that you were able to still enjoy your Christmas!
    ~ Jill

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  7. A Christmas to remember. As long as everyone is safe and sound, warm and well fed, just hunker down and let things fall into place.

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  8. Sorry the snow put a damper on your Christmas plans. Here's hoping is clears up so your family can visit and celebrate with you. Have so enjoyed all your holiday posts and will back often in the new year to see what you are up to.

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  9. Hi Jane,
    I feel your pain! We got 2 feet of snow the week before Christmas, and we still have no parking in our neighborhood, since the snow is all piled up on the street.
    Anyway, I wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas, but perhaps I will wish you a "Merry Christmas Weekend" instead (in hopes that it gets better for you, today and tomorrow!)
    Hugs,
    Karen

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  10. we also had a white christmas...though i have to say that i loved it. a very relaxing day, spent in our pj's and just the three of us. however i am sure that making up four gathering will be interesting!

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  11. I have always felt that way about a white Christmas. It's too hard to get together with family. Luckily, my family had already arrived when the snow hit, so we got to be together. I'm sorry you have a delay, but it will be just as special when they can come.

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  12. Sorry to hear that your holiday plans had to be scrapped for the moment, but glad to hear that you are safe and warm at your respective homes. We are having such warm temps here in Kuwait. I can't even imagine snow! I have in-laws in Canada who aren't even getting snow right now though they usually do. It's definitely a crazy weather world out there now. Hope that things clear so that you can have the celebration you were hoping for. Happy Holidays! Tammy

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  13. I know the snow can put a damper on things. We lost a lot of business for 3 days because of the 2' of snow we got. Now it's raining an it's all just slush! Hope you can all get together soon.... the point being that you all do!!! keep the faith as they say!
    xo,
    Carole

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  14. Oh no! I'm so sorry your family plans had to be nixed. Hopefully you can still all get together soon. You know if the snow would just hold off until everyone is in place it would be an awesome sight and gift. Other than ideal circumstances it is more of a pain than anything.

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  15. Hi Jane,
    Just remember that Christmas can be celebrated anytime just as long as you can be with your loved ones.
    I hope the snow clears enough that your family can make it to your home.
    ~~hugs~~
    Sissie

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  16. We had a white Christmas too, but it was only a couple of inches and the roads were driveable. I'm so sorry that you missed out on seeing your family! What a bummer! I hope your smaller celebration was just a good!

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  17. I feel so bad for you, Jane. It sounds like bad weather was everywhere. And nothing worse than missing out on being with your family for the holiday. We are lucky we all live within blocks of one another. But we had to skip our trip to the lake today, it came down pretty heavy until about 5:00.

    Hope you catch up with everyone this weekend!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  18. It sure looks pretty. I hope you're able to get together with your family.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  19. That pretty snow is so deceiving isn't it? Pretty unless you have to try to get somewhere in it! We got about 12" here over Christmas too. It's finally stopped snowing though. Hope you were able to make it to the rest of your celebration this weekend...

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  20. hi jane, similar story here in southern ireland,we have had icy roads for the past few days making travel difficult for everyone, a few poor people have lost their lives on the roads,and it still is continuing.
    I do not need to see anymore frost or ice bring on the rain anyday from now on i will not complain again!

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  21. Jane,
    I'm sooo sorry that the SNOW wasn't good to you...it sure can be a mess! I guess being here on the coast in the winter isn't bad after all. I sure hope that you get to spend some time with your parents and your brothers family soon. Take care!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  22. I have a friend in Kansas City and she shared photos already and wow, I am definitely envious. It seems like unlikely places are getting snow this year but I suspect it won't happen here in the deserts of Arizona. But I can always hope! Glad you go to be warm and cozy inside.

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  23. Wow! But it is beautiful. I am sure it wasnt fun for long.....

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  24. Hi Jane,
    We've had lots of snow here also. I bet 6-8" also. Hope your holidays were still Merry and Bright! XoXo

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  25. Oh Jane! I can so sympathize with you. We got those 24" dumped on us right before Christmas. Fortunately by Christmas the roads were ok. I hope you had a nice day even though it was Plan B. Hope by now you've been able to get together with all the other family and make up for lost celebrating.
    Mary Lou

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  26. Awe...sorry to hear about that Jane. I think I would have walked to your house on Christmas knowing that's where the food was! What on earth did your family eat since they weren't able to make it???? Yep...I'd have walked! ;) I was watching CNN about all of the people up north stranded in airports and hotels for Christmas. This will surely be a holiday they will never forget. I hope there are left overs and that you WILL get to spend some holiday time with your loved ones.
    everything vintage

    ps...if you ever really get sick of that white stuff, there is plenty of gulf front property here in the south...we'd love to have you as a neighbor!!!! (then you'll have to worry about hurricane season though...hmmm)
    ;)

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  27. Wow, everyone was truly snowed in! :-/ That is an awesome photo you captured though.

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  28. Yeah, I hear you on the snow. I definitely has its ups and downs. Fun to look at, not fun to shovel, drive in, or look at once it's a dirty, slushy mess.

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  29. Sorry your Christmas didn't go quite as planned. We had similar problems--snow meant we couldn't drive on over to my sister-in-law's on Christmas Day. It was sad, but we still had lots of fun anyway!

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  30. Good luck on the bedroom redo! We have a saying at our house "If it's gotta be cold, I want to see snow!" but really what you got is just a tad overboard! ~ Theresa

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  31. Hi sweet Jane!
    Can you believe this snow??!! The hubbs called his family back in Arkansas and told everyone that he's NEVER seen this much snow! It's been crazy, but fun... now, to deal with this cold! Brrrr!!!
    I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas and the brand New year is upon us... many blessings and love to you!
    We still need to get together for coffee!!!
    OXOX
    Christina

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  32. we were lucky...we got it after christmas...and it is still snowing! I've also had enough...hope your "delayed holiday" went well...happy new year

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  33. I'm with you that it can be "too much" of a good thing. When it rained the 1/2" in Texas last month it was fun feeling like I was in a snow globe. For a few hours. I forgot how messy snow can be! It was beautiful, we had fun but I was glad to get back to our world. It was 50 degrees today and that was really cold to us Texans!

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