Tuesday Time-out

I realize it`s a bit sick and twisted, but around this time of year, I always find myself longing for snow. Maybe because it is so cold and dark, snow is the only way to add some light to my evening ventures with the puppy?

My best friend lives in Edmonton, Alberta and she usually gets winter long before we do in Nova Scotia. Last night she sent me a few photos of the view from her apartment and I couldn’t help but feel envious of the Christmas-y wonderland out her window. Perhaps it was just the city lights reflecting off the brilliant white, but the simple camera phone snapshots made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

I know I am probably alone in my wishes. If I remember right, last year I was longing for a snow day and sadly it never arrived. In fact, we didn’t get snow in the Halifax area until January. January! You may think this is lucky, but in truth, it makes me a little wistful.

I miss the days of my childhood when snow was exciting, more than just another chore. I miss building snow-people and tobogganing and skating on a frozen pond. As an adult, I rarely make time for such activities. If it wasn’t for Shiva, I probably wouldn’t get out in it at all.

Shiva knows how to make the most of everything. This year I intend to do the same.

If we ever get any snow, that is.

29 thoughts on “Tuesday Time-out

  1. Snow is better than rain, isn’t it?

    I like snow because my dogs have always liked it so much. And there’s nothing that will warm you up quicker than shoveling out from a dumper.

    I figure if it has to be cold, I’d rather have snow too.

    And of course, we can still enjoy all those great beach pix from our friends in the Southern Hemisphere.

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  2. While those pics are gorgeous, they made me shiver! 🙂 I am so not ready for snow, although it is a whole lot of fun for the dogs for a day or two after the first big snow.

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  3. We only got Pearl last March so she has not experienced a big snowfall with us yet, just a couple of little flurries. I am excited to see how she likes it, although with her short coat and lack of body fat I am not sure how much she will love the cold once winter really hits around here.

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  4. I figure if it has to be cold there might just as well be snow! It does wear on me after a while though, the house is always full of sand and salt from the shoes. As long as it isn’t icy though, we still go out. The dogs don’t seem to mind.

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  5. I know what you mean! I have been aching for snow for the last week or two. And not just because I want to go take photos of the dogs outside for Christmas cards! … Okay, maybe that’s the main reason. But I also love the snow myself. Yesterday it finally snowed here – and stuck. It’s not much – enough to wreak havoc for commuters, but you can still see grass poking through – but it’ll do for now. Hopefully there is more this week for a nice winter wonderland. I’m ready.

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  6. We have had two snow falls – both minor – only a couple of inches – we have some on the grass but the roads are still bare. Kita loves the snow, which is funny because she hates the rain. I however am not looking forward to the winter driving. I finally put the convertable in storage three days ago – and got the snowblower out of the the back shed. Got the mitts and touques ready, found my boots and today I am getting the truck ready for winter travel. I would much rather look at pictures of the pretty white stuff than have to live with it. But as I live in the mountains – I am ready for winter to hit – I am just hoping it takes its time getting here.

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  7. I definitely deal better with the cold and dark if there’s snow on the ground. We don’t get it very consistently, but when it’s there, I love how the paths glow at night – it means I can go back into places that had gotten a bit too dark too early for me to willingly venture for walks.

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  8. I have to completely agree with you. Even though we got snow up here while most of the world is still feeling very “fall-esk” I don’t care. I LOVE SNOW. How it sparkles, how quiet it makes things, how it makes me want tea and a book 24/7.

    I’m sending you snow. Right now.

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  9. I love the snow too! We’ve already had a chance to roll around in a bit of it, at least up in the mountains. For now we are savoring the beautiful fall foliage and looking forward to the white stuff too.

    I know what you mean, its that chilly in between wintry but not yet snowy stage that’s the hardest! Don’t worry, you’ll get snow!

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  10. Those pics are beautiful and I’m with you – I love the first snow of the year and am quite envious when I see it over your side 😀 It usually takes ages to get to the West coast, if at all – fingers crossed for this year, sorry folks in Victoria. It’s also a great excuse to snuggle up indoors without feeling guilty 🙂

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  11. I love the snow too. Actually, if I have a day off next week, I am thinking of trying to drive up to the mountains for some fun in the snow (if there is any snow up there, that is…)

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  12. Hi, we’re out on the “other” coast and it hasn’t snowed yet. Usually it lasts for a few days, the rains come and the snow, ice and slush is washed away. It doesn’t matter what it does outside, my wheels can go through or up any over just about anything. It’s good to take my dad out for a walk 🙂 Oh yeah, here’s a link to some cam shots on top of Whistler/Blackcomb, want to go skiing? Whistler opens Friday http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/weather/cams/index.htm

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  13. We’ve gotten a little bits of snow here already this year. But just enough to do zoomies for a day and then it’s gone. My mom and dad luvs snow and that’s part of why they moved to Collie-rado. But the last few years, we’ve hardly got any snow at all. Mom says that the nice thing abouts living in Collie-rado is that there’s lotsa peoples here who like the snow and get all excited when it happens. So she doesn’t feel like a weirdo like she did when she lived in Texas, way down south.

    I hope you gets some snow soon!

    Wiggles & Wags,
    mayzie

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  14. We are quieting counting down as well. We love snow around here, for the most part. And I think it always feel colder without it, so if it’s going to be cold there might as well be some of the fluffy white to justify it! 🙂

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  15. When I was little, we had a series of blizzards for three years. I thought this meant that every winter was full of snow days and your dad digging tunnels through the snow to get to the pasture to feed the sheep. Ah, and the sledding was phenomenal! I spent a long time after that wondering why there weren’t snow days on a regular basis. Then last year hit and I actually got tired of snow days. I didn’t think that was possible! This year, I’m less enthusiastic about snow, but I admit that a snow day or two in January would be kind of nice!

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  16. Funny enough, but I miss all those things too. When I was a pet sitter I got to do all those things with the dogs I cared for. I loved that. I always felt a little like a kid.
    I think having a dog who loves snow helps to bring a bit of that fun back, but I am looking forward to a snow day. I love those days.

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  17. We love snow; I love to look at it and the dogs like to play in and eat it! I echo one commenter’s opinion about the first snowfall and having an excuse to get all cozied up inside. That one’s the best (but like Halifax, we typically don’t get any until later in winter).

    Hope you get some soon!

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  18. If it’s going to be cold, I’d much rather have snow than rain!! Cali LOVES the snow and it is so much fun to watch her run around like a puppy in it 😉 We didn’t get any snow last year, I hope this year we get snowed in!! (shh, don’t tell anyone that I said that!)

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  19. pretty photos!

    i am kind of excited to experience snow with desmond for the first time, but snow is really not what it used to be. when you have to shovel it and then still go to work in it, it gets two thumbs down. and my office pretty much NEVER closes for snow–not even when the entire long island transportation system is shut down and half the company can’t get to work. boooo!

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  20. I am excited to see how she likes it, although with her short coat and lack of body fat I am not sure how much she will love the cold once winter really hits around here. We’ve already had a chance to roll around in a bit of it, at least up in the mountains. Now I know you’re crazy.

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  21. I spent a long time after that wondering why there weren’t snow days on a regular basis. I LOVE SNOW. I hope you gets some snow soon!

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