it's snowing! winter is finally here! it looks so pretty out there, everything all covered in white, trees with branches hanging low, heavy with a growing burden.everyone gets their nose out of joint about the snow here in NS. maybe it's the same everywhere, but it seems like it's ALL people talk about. And look! here I am doing it too! Except, I'm not complaining at least, I like this weather. I don't mind driving in the snow, and I don't really mind shovelling, either.
it's the cold I hate. when it's too cold to snow, and you feel like your fingers are gonna turn black and fall off, like you'll never be warm again, and your skin stings and your nostrils freeze and your lungs kinda hurt and you can't go any faster and you want to run like the wind and you can't feel your toes until they start to burn and tingle and you get cramps from trying to shrink your neck down into your shoulders like a human turtle and your car won't start and your jeans kinda get crispy… you get the picture!
but the snow, I like it. It covers everything, and it sounds like winter. the silence is so lovely, and all the ugliness is blanketed in the most pure and beautiful fluff. the smell of new snow is so nice, clean and crisp and fresh. the sun is brighter, the air is clear. snow is good.
also, sometimes classes get cancelled and work gets cancelled and you get to stay inside in your jammies and sleep in and watch TV all day and drink hot chocolate and bake cookies and eat soup! YAY FOR SNOW DAYS!