Whoa, perhaps I should go to bed. I feel a strong desire to update this blog though, but I nodded off while the blinking cursor stared me down. I honestly can’t believe it’s Christmas Eve already.
We graciously offered to host my family for the festivities. Believe it or not, it will be the first time Baby Singe meets a couple of her cousins, weather permitting of course. There will be 10 people like me at our house on Christmas day. May the force be with you Mrs. Lessinges.
Speaking of the weather, did you hear about the epic snowstorm in Seattle? If not, I want you on my jury. I decided I would finally get outside and go sledding on Monday night. i found a very fast hill a couple blocks away. It’s remarkable how planting my bony ass on a thin piece of hardened plastic can make the world seem so blissful. I derived much joy as a child from cherished sledding days. Apparently the joy is still there as I discovered on the icy hills Monday night.
Not only do we still have snow on the ground, but another storm is brewing. That being said, many residents are now bitching about too much snow and wishing it would just go away. Mother Nature doesn’t operate on timetables or people’s work schedules. I realize the snow is a big inconvenience, but it’s too bad more people can’t just enjoy it for what it is, something out of the ordinary. It’s ashame to see so many bent out of shape because they can’t drive where they want or get wherever they need to be in a timely fashion. I suppose this illustrates why I’m more of an “in the moment” person.
I think snow in Seattle is a bit like becoming a new parent. For the first part of its arrival, it’s absolutely all you can talk about with anyone with two ears. As the snow lingers, you learn to accept it and you slowly resume normal conversations not revolving around the weather. Chatting about the weather is one of the most boring topics since it’s completely out of our control. It makes for great blog fodder on Christmas Eve though.
Anyways, Happy Holidays to everyone! I wish you all a great final week to 2008. This year is going down as the year blogging took a major hit from other social networking sites, but this is still my preferred medium. Vive les blogues et les blogeurs! Now I’m off to bed, but not before pressing my nose to the window to search for snow.