Hello First Snow
What counts as the first snow? Is it the first flake?
I don’t count random flakes or even light, quickly passing snow showers as the “first snow”. I think that comes from living in snow country one too many winters. For me, the first snow is when it’s been snowing for an hour or forty-eight and you can actually make a snowball.
The next big question is – Do you eat December snowflakes or do wait until January when they are ripe? What about November snow? That’s certainly too early to be eating snow, but I think my daughter may have downed a drink or two.
As a kid, I remember pulling icicles off of houses, rusty fences, the car, wherever I could get my hands on the plumpest rod of frozen ice and pollution. I lived in the city, you know. Then I’d suck it like a cherry popsicle. It’s a wonder children don’t die of road grime poisoning.
For years my kids were accustomed to large fields full of deep snow, the kind of snow you can lose a car in. They ate it at will. It was ripe and clean too. Then we moved to back to New York. There’s nothing good about New York snow. It’s always dirty. You have to hunt down clean snow to play in.
Not eating the snow has been a tough lesson for my kids to learn. In fact, I don’t think they’ve “got it” just yet. I like to think whatever they accidentally ingest will strengthen their immune systems.
Hello Monday Morning
The Monday after a long holiday weekend is never easy. I hope your Monday is as smooth as mashed potatoes. Not mine. I make lumpy everything.
Speaking of potatoes. Have you ever seen a potato this big? It’s practically the size of my head and I have a big head!
FringeMan is saying hello to a new job. I won’t say much, because I don’t want to blog him out of work, but I’m a little jealous of the whole ER business. I’m the one hooked on all the doctor shows. I remember watching ER on a fuzzy screen when my kids were babies. I never missed an episode.
Hello Busy Week on The Fringe (at least in blogland)
First there was Hungry For A Day…if it were for a good cause, could you go Hungry For A Day?
Then, ironically, I gave you my meat pie recipe (which I totally think you should try).
I wrote about A Few Things Every Parent Should Know. Feel free to add your wisdom in the comments of that post.
I enjoyed a Big Fat Tacky Thanksgiving. How was yours?
And then I became a fashion copycat and wore this outfit, a la Lisa Leonard.
The week culminated with a gold glitter deer DIY, because doesn’t everyone need a silhouette in their house? Judging from the comments, the answer is NO. Doesn’t anyone like glitter anymore?
What are you saying Hello to today?
Linking this post to Lisa Leonard’s Hello Monday.