I’ve been muttering “Careful what you ask for; you might get it” for years.  Don’t recall where I picked it up, but with a Scot-Irish heritage, there are a lot of clichés from my childhood.   As I type, I believe it is my gutters that are slowing popping off the house.  I thought it was just the gas grill, popping and groaning under the weight of the snow, but Sissy hears the same sound on the front side of the house too.

That was taken a couple of hours ago, and I’m sure we have a couple more inches of the stuff by now.   This is my ironic snow; I’ve longed for a white Christmas for many, many years now (there have been a few, so it’s not a life-long dream), and this year, I’ll have it.  We’ll still be digging out at the end of the week, even without the added precipitation coming on Thursday.

It had just started to snow as I headed home yesterday evening.  However, the ground was cold and every single flake stuck, so by the time I got my loot inside (a post for another day), bundled the girls up in their Weatherbeeta heavy coats and headed out, there was already a nice dusting in place.

Last night was fun, right up to the point where I had to go make a potty path for Gretchen, because the snow was WAY over her belly-line.  Sissy was still leaping and laughing at that point, but this morning, they’re saying enough is enough. 

(Yes, Gretchie’s coat is shorter than Sissy’s.  It’s intentional.  The sizes run in 4-inch increments, and Sis can handle two inches off the back end, but Gretchen can’t.  The next size up would have made it impossible for the wee one to do more than waddle.)

That was taken this morning, after the Knight and I had each cleared a path down to bare decking boards earlier in the storm.   If you must know, the girls insist on going out “nekked” for VERY fast potty breaks, which I appreciate, especially in Sis’s long coat.


There’s another touch of irony for you.  That’s Mugsy’s OBX flag, in his garden.   The boys would be leaping and snorting and playing until I had to worry about frostbite.  Maybe if the cold white stuff stops falling from the sky, the girls will want to play again?

 Now, if you’ll excuse me, two very cute fur-pillows are in place, and I think we’ll have a snow-nap…

20 comments on “Irony

  1. Sue J. says:

    Wow! The gutters are popping off your house? Now that’s a lot of snow. Stay safe, warm and in the house.

  2. Bubblesknits says:

    That’s some serious snow! Stay warm and tell the girls to build a snowdog for the blog. 😉

  3. Darcy says:

    They look to cute in their coats no snow Hugs Darcy

  4. AlisonH says:

    Boy does that grill picture look familiar–I have one like it, taken in New Hampshire back in the day. We had a storm like the one you’re having, where my oldest said she wanted to go out and play on the swingset.

    I looked out the window from the second story and told her, “Try to find it first.”

  5. Anita says:

    Great photos!!! You guys got LOTS of snow, I’m so jealous! 🙂

  6. Love the reflectors on their coats! Hope those potty breaks are few today….brrrr!

  7. Marjie says:

    As of 4PM Saturday, we have nothing. The snow is barely 30 miles east of me. Since my girls were driving home until midnight last night, you know just how grateful I am that the snow missed us. Of course, our ground is white already.

    The girls’ coats are cute. Love the name “Weatherbeater”!

  8. Mary says:

    Still snowing over here on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. Thought it was going to stop this afternoon, but it picked back up again. My deck looks just like yours. Can’t open the storm door out to the deck even though I shoveled it out earlier today.

    Hope the Knight, et al, aren’t having to deal with the people who believe that a trip to Starbucks during a blizzard constitutes an “emergency.”

  9. Christina says:

    Wow, that’s a lot of snow! I do hope those are just the regular snow sounds and the gutters are staying where they belong. Keep us posted on your total snowfall.

    Love the coats the girls have on.

  10. Barbara says:

    Yikes! Lots of snow! My daughter is getting it tonight too, in NYC.
    I remember years ago when we lived in Michigan, we had a Yorkie. Very enthusiastic. And he bounded outside one day, not knowing we had our first big snow. He totally disappeared. It was so funny. His little head popped up as if to say “whaaaat?”
    Florida is a tad chilly today too, but I am grateful there is no snow!
    Now if the weather will just cooperate on the 23rd to my far flung children can get home…..

  11. Sue says:

    It missed us entirely. We just got the cold temps and the wind.

    I love the new coats and the reflectors are neat, too. Hope it stops soon so you can all play.

  12. gaylen says:

    Yea for snow, I’m sorry the girls don’t like it. we spent most of the day strolling around the market place in Portland. g

  13. Mr Puffy says:

    My jaw hit the ground when I saw these pictures! I am shocked. I had no idea that you could get this kind of snow where you are (albeit even a rare occurrence). Hope you have sufficient provisions to not have to go out in this weather. Tomorrow hopefully you can just all enjoy being inside drinking hot cocoa and munching on bones!

  14. Darcy says:

    Congratulations your the winner of the puppy love knotes for knitters set:)Hugs Darcy
    P.S. Hubby drew the names

  15. km says:

    Send some of that HERE. Well, not to my house, but to Central CA. We have enough snow gear that there better be snow or we’ll have seriously sad kids. Pray for snow.

  16. louise says:

    I feel your pain, Chan. I was suppose to go to PA this weekend for the first trip for the big move. I’m snowed in! I mean really snowed in. I get can’t either of my doors opened.

    The girls don’t look like they mind very much but, I’m sure they do. I heard just this morning that someone let their dog out and the poor dog got enveloped by snow. They had to did him out. I too was hoping for a white Christmas, but, not this!

    BTW, if you get a chance, pop on over, there’s something I would like you to read on my blog.

  17. I knew you all would get it good over that way! We got “some” in certain parts of town oddly enough. But how I love white winters here b/c they never last long at all!! It is “just enough” for me! Haha! 🙂

    And luv your 2008 custom Xmas Ornament. Hope you got a lot of knitting done during the snowy weather!

    Merry Christmas!!

  18. anniebananie says:

    I love the coats for the girls. And yes, you should have come up and hung out with us.

    Oh, and did I tell you that I fell through the steps while trying to shovel snow off of them? We’ve had them roped off for a while now, because we know that they need to be replaced, but I wanted to get the snow off of them to avoid further damage to them and one of the boards was apparently rotten and through I went. Nothing broken but some nasty bruising all down my right leg, and my knee bone is hurting.

  19. Nichole says:

    Yes … be careful what you wish for is right!!!!

    Great pics!

  20. Monica says:

    Awesome snow photos!!

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