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Thursday, February 18, 2010

*stella's sense of snow.

Where the hell have I been?

Well, I've been snowed in, of course. Yes, in Alabama.

juarez family snow.


I know, right? I could hardly believe it myself. But it was gorgeous and perfect and giddy-making.

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The flakes fell like Champagne bubbles on rewind, fast enough to make you laugh

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but slow enough you thought you just might be able to catch one.

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Living as we do, deep in sweltering summer territory, we weren't quite sure what to make of this particular type of humidity.

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But once we'd warmed up to the idea,

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and determined that it meant that most hallowed of all days, a snow day, we were pretty jazzed about it.

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Especially because all that pretty precipitation could only mean one thing: SNOW PARTY.

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The sheer awesomeness was almost more than we could fully understand.

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But we did our level best to whoop it up.

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We donned our sweats and drank our wine and wagged our tails and ate Fritos dipped in chili.

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Yeah, that might have been a mistake. But then we had the most incredible epiphany of all: Snow day Friday means an extra-long weekend.

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And that might have been the greatest gift of all.




Also, there was Valentine's Day. I was curled up by a warm fire, sipping wine and watching the snow drift with the one I love.

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Whatchoo lookin' so suspicious about, woman?

stella valentine 3.


Oh, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to sound so testy. I could never stay cross with you. What's that you say? "Owl be your Valentine?"

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Oh, Stella. You're a hoot.

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I am a work in progress. I perpetually need a hair cut. I'm totally devoted to my remarkable nieces and nephew. I am an elementary home cook and a magazine worker bee. (Please criticize my syntax and spelling in the comments.) I think my dog is hilarious. I like chicken and spicy things. I have difficulty being a grown-up. Left to my own devices, I will eat enormous amounts of cheese snacks of all kinds.

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