And it sucks.
We had a gray Xmas last year. It was bleak. Now, they say we will get some serious snow tonight into Thursday, and they'd better be right. Because I want a white Xmas!
No, not because it's prettier. No, not because it's more festive (although these are very nice reasons).
I want snow because now I have teenagers who can shovel. It's called Poetic Justice.
It's a very narrow window. Two years ago, Mr. Assassin was in Iraq and the kids were still in elementary school and I worked full time and we had four blizzards that dumped 8 inches each time. I damn near killed myself shoveling.
Now it's their turn.
Why the short window? Because I can only enjoy three more winters before Margaret goes off to college - therefore losing half of my shoveling squad.
I want to be like the guy in the commercial, inside the warm house, sipping tea and watching the kids shovel in freezing temps.
It's not mean. I had to do it when I was a kid. It's a rite of passage, if you will. Yeah...that's it!
So tonight, we will get 6 inches at least.
It's a beautiful thing.
The "Grinchesque" Assassin