Oct 2, 2009

Case of the Frosty Window

There was frost on the windshield of my car this morning...NO! Frost means cold. Cold means snow. Snow means -30. -30 means staying inside for days on end. Staying inside for days end means little sunlight. Little sunlight means winter. Soon winter will mean darkness by 4:30 PM. If I close my eyes and count to three maybe it won't be true. *Close eyes, deep breath* Didn't work, there is still frost on my car.

I don't want to shovel the walk or dress my child in five layers of clothing. Every year, around this time, I go through the same motions of denial, dread and fear. Yes folks, winter has almost arrived.

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