Friday, February 12, 2010

Global Warming- My Toes Are Frozen!

Do you remember that movie from about 5 years ago The Day After Tomorrow? It had Dennis Quaid and Jake Gyllenhaal in it and the premise was that after years of unabated global warming, the greenhouse effect is wreaking havoc all over the globe in the form of catastrophic hurricanes, tornadoes, tidal waves, floods and, most ominously, the beginning of the next Ice Age.

My toes think that the next Ice Age is upon us. Really, they are frozen, we Southern folks are not accustomed to this.

Quaid played a Paleoclimatologist, I did not know there was such a thing, I am sure he was one of those homeschooled geniuses. I jest, just perpetuating the stereotype. I love causing a ruckus. Anyway, he tries to save the world while also finding and bringing his son to safety who was in New York when the city was overwhelmed by the beginnings of the new big freeze. Once his trek began to find his son, walking.... in the snow... in the freezing cold, I had to pile the blankets on to watch it.

Movies effect me like that, by the end of watching The Fugitive, I felt like I had run a marathon.

Now, I am a Rockwellesque kind of girl, I have talked about that often. I love the idea of a lot of snow falling, a roaring fire, and cuddling on the couch. So, as the snow began to fall yesterday, a Saturday Evening Post cover waiting to happen formed in my mind.

Then reality kicked in. Kids going in and out of the snow 348 times, the mudroom is um, muddy, a ton of extra laundry and I do not have time to sit on the couch by the fire.

Alright, now I know everyone in the Northeast is laughing at this Southern girl complaining about the cold. But, come on I need some sunshine and warmth, we are beach people!

That's it, I am going green. Some people say global warming is a myth, I am not taking any chances, I would not make it if an Ice Age or even a Cold Age happened.

The Park Wife

OH WAIT, there is a glimmer, a little hint that I DO have a Rockwell kind of life. Our church in our wonderful little village surrounded by an extraordinary state park. Sigh, life is back on kilter in my mind.


mindy@thesuburbanlife said...

Yeah, snow is definitely one of those situations that looks better on paper. My kids always run outside with total unabandon, ready to converge with this miracle of nature...only to run back in 10 minutes later complaining of frozen fingers and snotty noses. Here's hoping you get some warmth coming through there soon. =)

Anonymous said...

And can we not discuss how LONG it takes to gear kids up to play in the snow?

Jenna said...

Wow Beautiful Snow photos!! I really really wanted to get married in front of that church!

It's such a beautiful building!! But I was afraid it would rain in June..

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marye~ said...

ROTH! I don't remember seeing any Norman Rockwell paintings of piles of muddy, wet, clothes waiting to be washed in the laundry room, but that is the reality of a snow in the south. Did I tell you we're on 180+ acres and that we have loggers cutting pulp wood right now? Well, needless to say, the mud is muddier than usual! Here's to sand between you toes! Let me know when head south for a visit, I'd love to see you!

Mom2Toribug said...

Park Wife,
We live in GA. I hardly ever snows in GA. Today we got 4 inches and it is still falling. Guess where I am today? At the beach!!! In FLORIDA!!! I missed the snow and it was even snowing and sleeting in Panama City. That is so not fair. At least I could have been home to play in the purdy white stuff. I hate cold weather, but when you get snow as little as we do I sure wish I could be there to enjoy it. Tori-bug has a gymnastics meet on Sat. morning, thus, the reason we are at the beach. But HEY, it IS the beach!!

Journaling Woman said...

We are all in the same (different sizes) snow boat.

I guess we should all meet the snowy weather with the glee of children.

Arkansas Patti said...

Loved Day after Tomorrow but then I am a huge Dennis Quaid fan and like to "watch" survival movies.
Hope you find time to enjoy this, it is too pretty and rare to waste.

Jamie said...

I'm like you, as a southern girl the idea of a beautiful snowfall and the quiteness all around falls short real fast as soon as the kids and the pets start mucking around it in. I need hot, hot beach weather 24/7/365. said...

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Eclipsed said...

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

I'm in the North East and we got 16 inches. When you're little snow is the epitome of everything that is fun. As an adult it means mopping, laundry, shoveling, and taking your life in your hands to get to work, preferably on time so your wenchard boss doesn't pitch a fit. But in those pics it sure does look pretty!

Anonymous said...

The Buckaroos are so cute! I love the church pic!! how I wish I could get married there!!