Thursday, February 25, 2010

snow dreams...

So I'm watching the Olympics and remembering how much I love snow. Well, northern snow...meaning cold, white, dry snow, and lots of it. I felt this way before I took the kids to live in Colorado for half a year a couple of light years ago. The first week there, I was enchanted with the snow, but then came the reality of living in a snowy climate, which meant spending 10 to 15 minutes every morning scraping the car windows before I could drive the kids to school...and that was assuming the driveway was plowed...and I was less enchanted at those times. And yet I remember I joined the gym, and most of the time I'd walk to the gym, a long cold trek through town, and on Fridays I'd stop for a bowl of tortilla soup, a late lunch at a Mexican restaurant on the way home, and then I'd step back out into the snowy town and trek home, and I loved that walk, always.

A friend took his family skiing in Colorado and posted pics on Facebook and I looked at those snowy slopes and thought what I think more and more these days, which is what on earth am I doing here in Texas? Two of my children live here, and I love that. I love the fact that I sometimes run into Chris at the grocery store or even on LBJ driving home (what are the chances? but it's happened), and that on Saturdays I can go see Xander play basketball...and I admit I do hate wearing socks, which is pretty much a requirement during the winter in places where there's snow.

I don't know what the answer is, but I'm spending a fair amount of time these days thinking about all of this.


Mrs. L said...

Watch more TV, it shuts out the voices in your head. Mine at least.

marigolds2 said...

Some things to think about:

Colorado isn't that far from Dallas, and Southwest flies to Denver now.

Northern New Mexico is also close to north Texas, gets plenty of snow, and is so beautiful. Santa Fe is expensive, but there are plenty of other places. And ABQ's sunport to Love Field is a very short trip.

If you lived in Albuquerque itself, you wouldn't have much snow to shovel, but you could visit all the snow you wanted thru the winter in the Sandias on the eastern edge of town, or go up to the northern mountains for a weekend romp in the snow.

Just saying.

emmapeelDallas said...

Those are WONDERFUL things to think about, Mari, thanks!