The Glow of Snow!

It’s snowing, it’s snowing. Hey, this is very exciting for New Jersey these days. I can remember as a kid having tons of snow. Actually, I took snowman building very seriously. I used to create snow sculptures, not your everyday, 3 balls stacked on top of each other. Anybody could do that. Jeez.

So, when my two boys asked me to come outside and “help” them make a snowman, you know I had to oblige. (Especially after I saw their meager first attempt. Yikes. It looked more like a snow slug than man.)

So, out we trudged and I proceeded to teach them how to make a respectable snowman. Actually, snow soldier as you can see. He is now keeping a watchful eye on us through our kitchen window. I have to say, I think what I love most about a snowy day, aside from the sheer glee in my boys, is the way it makes the whole house take on this peaceful light. My kitchen has windows on three sides and the whole room just glows.

So, consequently, on the rare occasion that we get a day like this, after my chilly visit to the outside world, I enjoy hanging in the kitchen, putting something in the crock-pot or on the stove, and maybe even baking something. I know I am not alone with this either. A good cook loves a snowy day.

On today’s menu is the Turkey, Butternut Squash Crockpot Chili I posted a while ago. Yum. And, very healthy. Give it a try. And thank you for indulging me with your attention to this post. Now, get out there and build a snowman. Here’s one last picture to get you motivated. Hey, and if you dare, send me a picture and we’ll just see who builds the best snowman. Bring it on! Oh, I mean it. See, I get a very competitive when it comes to snowmen, and Christmas trees.

~ 5 Hours Later ~

“Life’s not easy for a Snowman in New Jersey”
Especially, one with a drinking problem.

Oh, the humanity!!!

This is my friend Jenny’s (6′ tall) snowman. She had to make sure I knew he was 6′ tall. She’s a bit on the competitive side too, you see.
It looks like drinking is a definite problem in the snowman culture but at least he’s a happy drunk.

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One Response to “The Glow of Snow!”

  1. Aruni
    February 22, 2008 at 9:54 pm #

    Looks like a lot of fun. My son was saying he wished it snowed here in Austin. I reminded him that it did snow about 1/2 an inch a few years ago but of course he was too young to remember it. Fortunately we have pictures!

    I told him that we’d take him some place where it snowed when he was older. :-)

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