Thursday, December 29, 2011

So much for a white Christmas

So, on Christmas Eve as the boys were bubbling with excitement, one exclaims, "This sucks! No snow." We live just outside Chicago. We are supposed to have snow for Christmas. Often we don't. There have been many years in the past decade or so where it has not been white. In fact, it's often raining. One year I remember driving to my sister's for our family celebration as the snow was falling. It was magical. However, now that Christmas is passed, that snow can just pass on us, too, as far as I'm concerned. Although we've had some not so white Christmases, we've had some very white Januaries, Februaries and Marches. Well, white for the brief time when it hits the ground and is untouched, then it quickly turned to mashed, muddy slush. It can skip over us for this season. Last year was a doozie...the second biggest snowfall, I believe. So we paid our dues last year. Bah Humbug!

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