Monday, November 24, 2008

All about silver linings

I don't have the car. It snowed last night.

All weekend, I've been fretting that I won't have the car this week. I wasn't worried about going grocery shopping cos we all know, I have food in the freezer to feed an army for several months. I was more worried about getting The Girl to school. I can let her eat in the canteen, that should take care of lunch. But what about going to & from school in this weather ?

This morning, with the alarm set earlier than usual (to account for the extra time we will need to walk to school) I woke up, opened the windows to find everything covered in snow. Urgh. Out came the heavy winter stuff - hats, gloves, scarves.....I wasn't looking forward to it.

But I was so wrong. So it took a bit longer cos she wanted to stop ever so often to play in the snow but we had so much fun. The cool fresh air. Walking on the pristine untouched snow. Even tho the sun was out, it wasn't hot enough for the snow to start melting yet so it was all beautiful. Seeing the snow on the leaves, the blades of grass, on the fence, giggling when we saw dog prints on the snow. If I had the car with me, we would not have enjoyed this walk.

So you see something good did come out of this. In fact, I'm already planning what to do with all the free time I'm going to have this week. X, I'm sure would want me to use up my free time wisely by cleaning the house. Don't tell him but I've got other plans - so many things to catch up on.

Side : I had left my camera at X's sister's place last Saturday & if I can get it back soon, I'll try to take some pictures of the snow covered countryside (that is if the snow has not melted by then).


Katherine said...

hey there!

came across your blog and thought your blog is pretty in france has always been my ultimate dream but i never got a chance to experience it myself. after reading some of your posts it really makes me wanna get out of singapore ASAP =P keep blogging! =)

A little about me ... said...

ooohhhh... i love the snow.