Wednesday, January 25, 2023

So Much Snow!

A neighboring school district had a snow day (they had a gun incident yesterday, so may have taken this as a reprieve) but Nu had school and so did I.

Lots of shoveling though. Big A was prepping for his grand rounds lecture tomorrow, so I did the honors (without the benefit of the snowblower as I've never learned how to work it). We have a really nice shovel that makes things easy, but I was nevertheless sweat-soaked by the time I finished. It was so satisfying to look up the driveway and see how neat my work was.

I'm currently reading two novels, and it's a bit weird. I'm almost done with the new Kingsolver, Demon Copperhead, (which is in itself a take on Dickens' David Copperfield) but I dipped into OM's The Dream Builders and couldn't put it down, so I'm about halfway through that too. I guess I was curious if there were any versions of me in OM's novel... Ever since I found what I thought was a reference to me in an Amit Chaudhuri, I've been curious/wary. I just reread that nearly 20-years-ago post and realize many Indian girls would probably fit that description.

Pic: Trellises with scoops of snow in the back garden.

2 comments:

Nicole MacPherson said...

Shovelling snow is a HUGE workout. It's like cross fit but with snow.

StephLove said...

We would definitely have a snow day for that much snow, which reminds me that you may not have been reading my blog long enough to hear a really good snow day rant from me, say on some day when school is cancelled for damp sidewalks, no snow, no ice. Happens all the time. But it's been a really mild winter here so it hasn't happened this year.

And honestly, after all the school North has missed this year, I'm not sure I'll have it in me to rant if it does happen.

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