Saturday, February 09, 2013 • 10:32 AM Comments (1)

Weather on the Blog

posted by Sarah Werthan Buttenwieser

When big weather meets blog…

The update from here for those who aren’t here: there was a lot of snow (I think we got about 20 inches). Where that snow goes is a puzzle. It was pretty coming down. It got blowy during the night (and is windy today). We had three fourth grade boys last night, a very tired preschool girl, and two teens.

I made the obligatory winter weather event pancakes.

Here are my random observations from this very snowy weekend thus far—

Access to websites plus social media heightens weather-related anxiety. However, social media also inspired love and appreciation for our Mayor. He posted a photo depicting his readiness for the storm from early in life and later one after riding with the plow crew last night.

The closer you are to a town or city center during a storm, in a way, the more fun. There’s something about the deserted cityscape and the thrill of discovering what’s open that feels particularly magical.

Given that my fourteen year-old-son is currently in season-long possession of my tall winter boots, I am likely to have snowy socks inside my boots.

I should have purchased more flour.

Neighbors—aka built-in pals—are essential during weather events.

During a weather emergency when the Governor issues a ban on driving, people should not drive.

I’m appreciative to road crews and police and fire departments and hospital workers.

Snowstorms are another reason I am glad I don’t have a dog, however adorable the photos of small dogs traipsing into big snows may be.

This video comes from last year’s biggest snowstorm, but it’s so lovely I am sharing it again. It pays homage to snow, my little town and catchy tunes.

As I think about during inconveniences from our lice infestation to a storm, there’s incredible privilege in not having to worry about the impact of a snow day upon finances. We are incredibly fortunate to be able to simply be warm, make cocoa, and relax during this quiet snowy interlude.

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sarah, I missed this video the first time it came around... last year... but I sure loved it this year. Thanks for the memories. I am vicariously living yesterday's storm with you all. from my perch in CA. Went to the beach yesterday and walked a couple miles surfside. It was beautiful but nothing like a snow storm. It takes all kinds....or weather... to make the world go round.

I cam coming to N'ton in June on my way to visit my cousing in Italy. I want to have a gathering of old friends and you would be among those friends if you can make it. It will be at Sarah Hunt and David Caruso's house in the Pathways Cohousing Community off Florence Road (I am sure you know some people who live there). It will be on Tuesday, june 25th 5:00-8:00 (or 8:30). I will send out an Evite so stay tuned. Would love to see you and give you a hug.

More later.

Posted by Robin Jurs on 2.10.13 at 14:52
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