Friday, February 20, 2009

i live in a snow globe

It is true. I officially live in a snow globe. A snow globe from hell, that the devil likes to play with when he is bored and needs to get some kicks by torturing the people who live in it. Just when we were seeing signs of spring-- BAM-- we get hit with a 3 week snow storm that will. not. stop. This is not of God. My God would not do this to the people he loves. Godly snow is pretty and melts after a few days, it is inviting and makes you want to go out and play in it. This snow just sucks. It sucks so bad that it won't even stick so you can make a snowman out of it. It just sits there and accumulates.



We do have a few minutes of reprieve here and there but when it isn't snowing, it is freezing. Not like, "oh, it is cold outside" freezing. No, literally FREEZING. 7 degrees, if we are lucky. It is so cold that even the kids refuse to go outside to get in the car. The second I open the door, they simply shake their heads and say no and turn around to get back under their blankets on the couch. "Ice is for penguins, mommy. I am not a penguin." is something I hear on an hourly basis from W. That and, "Snow is for polar bears. I am not a polar bear." He is a smart kid and definitely my beach baby.

I promise you that if this snow lasts much longer, the majority of us stationed here are going to go out of our minds. This should be considered a hardship tour and we should get a heck of a lot more money for living here than we do. I have decided that if you are stationed where we are, you should automatically get Hawaii as your next duty station for a minimum of 3 years. It is really the least they could do for us. My toes are permanently frozen and my skin is so dry that I look like a snake. It is really not attractive and really quite uncomfortable. If I have to be peeling, I'd much rather be peeling from having a sunburn... just sayin.

13 comments:

The Smith Family said...

Ugh...I'm so sorry...that just does NOT sound fun, at all. :( Melt snow, melt!!!!!!!!!!!! But, W's comments are pretty cute, though! ;)

kidletsmum said...

I assume this means you'll never move to the Great White North and be my neighbour, hey?

girlsmom said...

Sorry the weather is torturing you!

I love the new look of your blog!

TaraC said...

Are you sure you aren't in Iowa? It SUCKS, doesn't it? I'm so over this winter thing.

Susie said...

HAHAHA, its so nice here, I got to hot wearing short sleeve so i changed into a tank, hate me, its ok.

Anonymous said...

So much for global warming, oh well - it would have been nice.

BoBo

clanelder said...

Love the new look. Love the new title. Don't love that you're freezing. Love you.

susie said...

thanks for not approving my other comment. ; ]

JoAnna said...

Susie, why on earth would I approve that comment?! I don't want everyone to read that!

Thanks for the compliments, everyone-- it was my Uncle's idea for the new name. He's very creative that way.

Kim, I didn't mind the snow, until I had kids. Now it is just a big fat pain in the butt!

EntertainingMom said...

I LOVE your uncle's new name for your blog!

Sorry about the snow and I hope you have a long, warm and sunny summer ahead of you!

Jean said...

i am so sick of snow too. we are going stir crazy. i will count my blessings that it's not quite as cold as where you are though (well, not everyday. some days it is).

Sarah said...

LOVE the new look! cute lil belly! Sorry you are so cold. Hope you get back to CA to warm up soon!

Francis said...

JoAnna - you have forgotten your Alaska roots! Our weather is similar, but I love it. Our lake is frozen, the snow sparkles, and I have a lovely fire in the wood-stove. ( But, I must admit that Hawaii sounds pretty good!) Hope that the focus on the weather means that the twins are not giving you too much trouble. Love to all!