Sunday, January 9, 2011

Dear Winter,

Since you're gonna be here awhile, I wanna talk to you about some expectations I have for the coming months.

First of all, don't toy with my emotions when it comes to snow, ice, or sleet. Please don't pretend it's coming, then go north of us. Just stay the course, and gift us with a few inches of the white stuff.

Here is a perfect example of what I'm talking about.....

See? Nice and fluffy!

Next, please keep the crazy ice to a minimum. I am in no mood to clean up the war zone that was my backyard the winter of '07. It was my first winter in the house, and you really did a number on my precious trees.......

When I woke up that morning to discover the trees had come crashing down around the house, I cried.

Winter! You made me cry! Not to mention, I hadn't put my new fireplace in, so I couldn't use it. The week without electricity was really awful. If you're gonna ice or sleet, do it sparingly, please.

Finally, when you snow, please do it in a timely manner. Come overnight, so that school can be canceled that morning. But if you do come during the day, make it really pepper down in the morning, so that school could be dismissed at 1:00. Or I'd even be okay with it coming down really hard during the evening, so that school is canceled that night! That way the alarm clock gets a day off too.

So, in closing, I'm okay with you being here. As long as you do your job, and give me a snow day. Or two. And if you're not gonna snow, try to be in the upper 40's or 50's, at least. Thanks in advance!



P.S. If none of this is convincing you, remember last year's snow day? That should do the trick!


  1. Whoa! I had forgotten how BAD all the icy downed tree limbs looked! Gosh!

    I'm crossing my fingers for your persuasive letter to work its magic.

  2. I don't think you're asking for too much. From your lips to Mother Nature's ears. It's hard to make plans sometimes. Jan

  3. ah! I could do without seeing another 2007 ice photo ever again. before the ice storm...we had 2 big, 4 small trees. more shade then not. after the ice storm...we have a sunny field.