Tuesday, February 16, 2010

FALLING IN SNOW

OK, I think we've had enough snow now. No more, please. And let's have a bit of warm up so some of this will melt.

Enough, already!

Is anyone listening to me?

Nope...

still snowing...

the cars look like big marshmallows in the driveway - the driveway I shoveled out twice yesterday and it looks the same as when I began shoveling yesterday morning.

This is getting old.

This is getting me down.

This is...

depressing.

I think I'm going to get up on the roof and jump off - see what kind of snow angel that makes.

12 comments:

debwardart said...

No jumping allowed - you might injure your painting hand! Or bury yourself in all that snow and we won't find you until spring (if it ever really comes!)
Huddle down, read a good book, watch a move or - PAINT!

Sandy Maudlin said...

NO JUMPING OFF ROOFS! At least not without a parachute. Superman is pretend. Don't try it. HEE hee...too many snow days make us crazy, but think of the people in Alaska and Canada or Sweden. Graon.

Mary Sonya Conti said...

checked the ice dam building up on the roof. Maybe should break out the blow torch to thaw it. Naw.... not a good idea.

Sandra Rowney said...

Hi, I jumped over to your blog from the UK. We are bluegrass players in this house, well I was until last autumn when my fingers gave up the bass - my heart still plays it. Have you tried painting whitish sheep or ducks in the snow? Always a trusty painting exercise, like a puzzle.

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Your plight reminds me of when we lived in Colorado Springs. It was the week before Valentine's Day and my husband slipped and fell on our icy driveway and fractured his ankle. This required hospitalization and surgery. As I was driving him home from the hospital, it began snowing, and snowing and snowing. He called a store and gave them our credit card number, ordered a snow blower and told me to go pick up my Valentine's present! What a guy! By the time he could get out and shovel the snow, it was past Spring and no more snow. So, Rhonda, I have been in your shoes and know what you are going through. You just gotta do what ya gotta do. It's okay to use bad words while you are doing the deed, though! Those are allowable under these circumstances.

RHCarpenter said...

Deb and Sandy, I did get up on a step ladder on the deck and try to push some of the snow off the almost flat roof of the sunroom - fun because no matter where I faced, the snow always went right into my face and down the back of my coat!
Mary Sonya, I know what you mean but the blow torch is not the answer - yet...
Hi, Sandra, and thanks for stopping by and commenting! I love bluegrass and Celtic - as for snow scenes, I think I can't get my head around feeling positive about the stuff yet. Maybe later...I do like sheep and cows...
Susan, I wish I was Wonder Woman but I find I'm more like Penelope Prissy Pants and I whine and have crying jags when I get overly tired and stressed = not a pretty sight at all! But hey, it's getting done, just not with the grace I wish I could muster up. I'm saving up my bad words for one final push the next snow storm :)

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Don't give up hope - we had a sunny day today. I was concerned on reading the post title as I thought you had already fallen and injured yourself. so no jumping now - its not allowed - just use the white stuff for inspiration to paint another black crow piece. Nice simply just black and white. Like how you played with your YUPO crows.

RHCarpenter said...

Joan, the temps got high enough for the snow on the road to melt and the mail to be delivered (it was not delivered yesterday and what happened to "neither sleet nor hail nor dark of night..."?? Oh, well. Got a Watercolor Artist magazine and some good stuff to look at, the sun peeked out a while today, I didn't have to shovel anything but the ice off the stoop (from the melting ice above drip drip dripping down), and I'm ordered pizza for dinner! It's a good day :)

Christiane Kingsley said...

Rhonda,
With all this exercise, you will look so fit! The snow will go away eventually.Meanwhile, forget climbing on the roof...curl up near the fire with your watercolor magazine and relax and enjoy. At least, there is no grass to cut right now and no weeds to pull. You see, there is always a good side to everything:-)

Teresa said...

Don't jump, we don't want red tint on the snow other than paint! Unless the snow is already almost as tall as your roof, which reading your post could well be if you stop shoveling just a couple of days.
What you need right now is a hot chocolate and a cozzy couch

RHCarpenter said...

Yes, I know, Christiane, it could be worse somehow...and yesterday, no snow!!! And no shoveling!!! That was a good day :) Today, I think time to try to get Jerry's car out of the driveway (it's under the overhang that is looking pretty dangerous right now with icicles and large snow caps swelling over the roof but not fallen yet - could be fun to watch but might cause some damage.
Teresa, I've been eating chocolate, does that count? ha ha I should be getting fit with all this work but I keep eating chocolate so offset any benefit! ha ha

K a b l o o e y said...

Hope someone talked you down off the roof. We still don't have a darn snow blower over here, because everyone is sold out. Grr. I'm waiting for April. Thanks for stopping by; I'm especially glad you did because I got to return the visit and see your beautiful art. Watercolor artists amaze me since the medium is so difficult.