Saturday, January 22, 2011

It is snowing outside my window, and the valley has been painted in white. Our terrifyingly steep street is as a powdered-sugar ice rink and as I brave the descent so many times a day to drive children here and there, I am coined by my eldest as "The Only Brave Mom".



Brave, I ask?

Rather an idiot, I'd say.

But every time I slip into the car, pull it out of the tiny drive and look down my bobsled street, perched on the edge like the Grinch on his way to Cindy Lou Hoo's house, I think...

This is a step into the tornado. Yeehaw!

7 comments:

Ola said...

cold, cold, cold again!:) Today's moning I had similiar views outside:)

texwisgirl said...

(And I know you said you hope to see a tornado in real life someday...)

I love that - the only brave mother. :) Stay safe in your automotive luge!

Pam said...

Brave heart, I wish you and your family .. safe journeys, always.

be well, be Happy :)
Pam

Meg said...

Beautiful picture! But scary thought. I love the comparison of you to the Grinch. Hehe. Be safe!

Out on the prairie said...

What a great challenge. i wondered when you were here last summer if you saw the family decals on the van back windows. I think you need one, stick people of each with your name underneath. I drive one and when I first got one my friends laughed telling me ladies would avoid me over the vehicle.LOL I am on diaper duty all weekend by myself with 2 kids. Not bad just wet, but PU on the rest.It has been 20 years since I did this, it comes back slowly.

CountryDreaming said...

Now this looks like my kind of weather ... adventurously wintry! May your sledge always carry you safely to and fro, despite the storms and ice and snow. Hail and well met. :-)

Randy said...

I would call you brave too. I have only live here for three years and every winter today I have slid in the snow. Still learning I guess. Have a wonderful Sunday!