Friday, February 27, 2015

A thrill a minute...


It was 7°F this morning when I arrived at the park with Molly for our walk. But it really wasn’t that bad. It could have been worse. The sky was clear, the sun was shining, and only a slight breeze was rippling the flag on the pole.

I could tell by the footprints left in the snow that I am the only person who has walked all the way around the park in the past few days. Other people have been there though, and other dogs as well. At one point she was stopping every few feet to sniff the footprints left in the snow by a very large dog.

The real fun part of coming and going is the trip down our driveway. Even though our neighbor was kind enough to clear enough snow from our driveway so that we could get out, there was still enough on the ground—and more snow fell along with freezing rain—after his kind gesture so that the first car to drive out made two noticeable grooves down the driveway, which grew deeper with each successive trip in and out. And then with the daily thaw-and-freeze the ridges turned to ice.

Now when we get the car going down the driveway, we can take our hands off the wheel – if we are wanting a bit of excitement – and bump and slither our way up to the asphalt without going over the edge. We do not need to pay $100+ a person (!) to experience thrill rides at a certain amusement park. No indeed. We have our very own thrill ride.

And just by way documenting the human spirit, which sometimes is able to find something humorous in very inconvenient circumstances… 

5 comments:

Linda Kay said...

Good luck on the driveway. Those two feet of snow are hilarious!

Far Side of Fifty said...

So you are still snow people with a sense of humor!! Stay warm! :)

goodnightgram said...

I LOVE the two feet of snow! I was blog hopping a couple weeks ago and stumbled on your blog. You and I have something in common: the loss of an adult child and for that, I am so sorry for you. Your loss is recent. Mine is not. I like that you looked up the words on the list you made while reading. I have traveled the US a bit, but have never been to the Ozarks. I wish you peace!

cranethie said...

Hello Leilani
I know it's been a few days since you wrote this post but I'm only just catching up with unread blogs. I just have to say you should have heard the chuckles when I saw that cartoon about the Two Feet of Snow. Do take care in the snow - I'm sure I remember you breaking an arm one time - typing is not easy one armed is it??
Take care
Cathy

Leilani Lee said...

Ah Cathy... no it isn't, but I am tenacious if nothing else and I was able to figure out how to do it a-- admittedly a little slow but I carried on.