Monday, January 23, 2017

Snow, Snow, Snow

I'm sitting here in my office next to my window, watching more snow fall.

We've had record-breaking snow accumulation here in southwestern Idaho this year ... the most in 30 years. I love snow. I love watching big giant flakes float through the air. I love watching my dogs play in the backyard, making snow angels. I even enjoy shoveling snow to clear the walkways and driveway (but truth be told, my husband does most of the shoveling).

HOWEVER, after weeks and weeks of snow and more snow ... and the constant preventive maintenance to protect our home from ice dams, snow weight, and flooding ... I'm getting tired. I don't want to dry off the dogs every time they come inside from making snow angels outside. I don't want to only wear my ugly shoes that have the best traction on ice.

In the high mountain desert of Idaho, I'm thankful for the moisture. We need it.

But now ... I'd like to pull out of my driveway without worrying I'll slide into the neighbor's car parked on his side of the street; I'd like to wear my cute Dansko shoes. I'd like to be able to go out and repair the fence to my garden area so my dogs will stop pooping in there.

Until then, I'll use Google to dream of new Dansko shoes like these:


  1. No appreciation of snow for me. I like to see it on television. Love the Dansko shoes!!

    1. I love Dansko! I have a small addiction to the brand. ;)

  2. Hi Margo,

    One of my chapter mates at cbcRWA sent a copy of your post, mostly because you are a local author, and we all love to connect with our locals. It's been a long time since we have seen/talked with one another, and guess what? I signed up as a Hobby-id with SU(through Pat Dion.) Just not the same, and don't know how much longer I'll hand in there.
    I'm much more involved in my fiction writing anyway. Been writing since forever, but never tried to publish. Now that I do want to everything has changed. Trad-pub is OUT and self-pub IN. Not sure I want to go that route. Old brain and all that.
    So happy that you are doing well with your writing. I want to wish you the very best.
    Btw, I wish there were a magic spell to rid us of all the snow!

    1. Hello Elaine! So good to hear from you. I'm a traditionally published author, and it's working well for me. Not everyone is going the self-pub route. The trick is to research both and decide what is best for you. Go for it! Happy writing. :)