Blogmas Day 23

‘I’m dreaming of a white Christmas’…

We got absolutely walloped with snow yesterday.

Normally this much snow isn’t such a huge issue. I think, though, the fact that it all fell at once, during a 12 hour period, was a little odd and really had people ‘up in arms’ so to speak. You could see grass prior to this storm, that’s how little snow there was on the ground. Now there’s so much snow in my driveway I couldn’t even make it through shoveling half of my driveway before I just gave up last night. I’m just hoping, dreaming, wishing and praying that someone comes with a snowblower today to help me out, otherwise it’ll be a few days before my driveway gets fully shoveled.

On the plus side, thanks to this winter blast it really is feeling a lot like Christmas in this neck of the woods, which I am not mad at. People are cross country skiing down the roadways, there’s a snowman on every block and the neighbours are all putting on their masks and going out to help other neighbours stuck in the roadway as they try to get out to get to work. (It took one individual over an hour and eight neighbours helping to shovel a path for their tires for him to get off our street yesterday)

Winter solstice has come and gone and now the days will consistently get longer though to June. I cannot begin to explain to you how excited that makes me. Extra daylight is always welcome in my books.

Well, it’s time to stop putting off my work and get back to it.

Happy Wednesday

54 thoughts on “Blogmas Day 23

  1. We got the same amount here last week, first time in 27 years they’ve had so much at once. The storm you just had is supposed to get here on 25th but it looks as if it will be in liquid form which will make a slushy mess and then freeze…fun! I hope you get dug out soon. It is awfully pretty but I know it’s also a pain for many.
    Best wishes!

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    1. How much snow did you get? We got like 70 cms of the stuff. That’s really sad that it’s going to be a slushy mess by Christmas. There’s just something so much more magical about a crisp snow covered Christmas.

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  2. Your photos are an accurate depiction of Canada. I refused to leave the house yesterday and hubby got mad at me. He ended up leaving the house with Becca and then got a phone call from a coworker soon after – his coworker’s car got stuck in the snow and he has to rescue his coworker from the south. We live in the NW. Hubby says the roads were really bad yesterday and snow was up to his knees. I have no regrets not leaving the house.

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    1. Right? There was grass on Monday. By Tuesday there was… a mess. I feel for people who had to go out yesterday. I don’t feel for people who chose to go out. lol. I see this much snow and i just think ‘Yeah, I’ll wait a few days until the roads are cleared’.

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      1. I can’t even get my car out of the freaking parking lot. There’s no way I’m dealing with that…. I rather wait until the snow melts. I also learned that ordering things online is a huge pain when nothing arrives on time, or I need to return things. I’m still missing a parcel I ordered on Dec 11. It’s been in Calgary since Dec 14 but they haven’t delivered it to me yet. It’s the melatonin supplements…. I had faith in that company but it may be a while before I order again from them.

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  3. I really love when it snows before Christmas, and then I’m done. But I am really glad that you got the snow and not me! I don’t think we’ve had a snowstorm like that in decades. Keep warm and Merry Christmas.

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  4. oh wow! Here in Pittsburgh we got between 8-10 inches within 12 hours last week. It was really pretty but the roads were a MESS for pretty much the whole day. And now, 2 days before Christmas, it’s 50 degrees and going to rain all day tomorrow….

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  5. I’ll trade you- we got freezing rain under about an inch of snow. It’s like driving on a hockey rink lined with mountains and trees. And your driveway, well… Do you really NEED to go anywhere?

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    1. If I had a hockey rink outside, I’d put on my skates and go skating. lol
      And no, I really don’t need to go anywhere. You’re right. Though a kind man who lives in the neighbourhood did end up coming by with his snowblower.

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  6. I’ve never lived in a place that snow as much as your city– wow! Snow is beautiful, but I can imagine it must be a hassle trudging through it, just to make it to your car! Happy holidays, and stay safe, V!

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    1. It sure is beautiful, eh? It is a hassle when it first falls, but you get used to it pretty quickly.
      I hope you have a wonderful holiday in the sunshine!! (I almost said sunshine state, but I think that might be Florida?)

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  7. Christmas on our side of the world is a bit sunny 😂 I’d love to experience one snowy christmas one day! I hope you remain safe there. Thanks for sharing this! Happy holidays. xx

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    1. The only time I ever experienced Christmas that wasn’t Canadian was my Christmas’ in Denmark. Whilst it wasn’t snowy it was awfully cold and rainy. I think it must be something else to have sunshine and warmth for Christmas! I don’t know, that might be weird to me!

      Happy Holidays my dear.

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  8. I don’t have words for how jealous I am. I would walk whole neighborhoods with a shovel and just shovel everyone’s driveways and walkways for free and just smile at everyone. Ugh. Just so madly envious, V.

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    1. You are so welcome to come and shovel this neighbourhood.
      Though my driveway is done. One of my neighbours saw me shoveling on my own and he brought a snowblower over. lol

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      1. Lovely fantasy for me. Hell, V, I’d wash your dishes by hand and everything if there was not a dishwasher around. I know how you feel about washing dishes by hand. That’s how much I long for winter. Alaska or Canada, whatever. Happy holidays, my dear.

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  9. How beautiful snow is!! I have never ever seen snow before…like never ever ever!! Its a dream of mine to travel to a country during winter and witness this marvel. Snow angels and warm snuggles at the fireplace with hot cocoa…just wow!!

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  10. Extra day light will give me more motivation to do more things and accomplish more — and have more fun. So yeah while the snowy winter was magical, I’m looking forward to brighter days. Nice post!

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