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Feels like the first time

Ah, snow.  Yay!  We had our first halfway decent snow today (4 inches at our house, with more forecast); OmegaDad, who leaves work at 4, got home with the dotter long before I did.  So, as I slowly drove up the hill, what should my wondering eyes should appear, but:

A happy girl on her "trainer" cross-country skis, getting her first taste of skiing. 

OmegaDad had filled up his (chip-less) digicam with just enough pics for us to get a look at some Good Form, and OmegaDotter raising victorious ski poles in glee.

Alas, OmegaMom (that would be me) was in no mood to slap on the skis and join in the fun; while leaving the office, I had tromped merrily down the sidewalk to the parking lot only to have one foot slip out from under me in just the right way to land right smack dab on my left knee-cap.  So I have spent the past few hours with an ice pack draped over the knee, contemplating my once-per-year snow/ice accident with grim amusement and fatalistic resignation.

We are supposedly due for another 4 to 8 inches.  Hah.  I'll believe it when we wake up tomorrow morning with all that snow.  So far, our snow season has been a dud; people in Seattle, fer gosh' sake, have gotten our normal amount of snow.  By now, we should have had up to 24 inches of snow.  We've had 3.5 inches of snow since September 1.

For those who are missing the snow the same way I am, here's your very own snowflake maker.

posted by Kate @ 12/18/2006 08:53:00 PM  
  • At 12/18/2006 09:45:00 PM, Anonymous bh said…

    I am jealous. Only drizzle for us-warm for december, but this is the year for learning to ski. We have lots of fuzzy stuff; we're ready!

    Hope you heal soon.

  • At 12/19/2006 09:57:00 AM, Blogger Miss Cellania said…

    Cross-country skiing! Sounds like a lot of fun.

  • At 12/20/2006 08:15:00 PM, Blogger RichardQuerin said…

    We are the ones who are supposed to have the snow! ;)

    We had an inch or so a couple of weeks back, but drab and green since then. Luckily the forecast is calling for something hopefully by week's end. A little birdie told me that Santa is bringing a pint-sized set of snowshoes for our little one this year.

  • At 12/21/2006 05:13:00 PM, Blogger Kate said…

    BH--The knee is now just a bruise, yay! Here's hoping you get some white stuff soon.

    Miss C.--Oh, it *is* fun! Very tiring, though! One of the best aerobic exercises around.

    Richard--Snowshoes! What fun! We've thought of them, too, but haven't followed through. Here's hoping that y'all get some snow, too; after all, you *are* the ones who are supposed to get it!

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