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The Day It Snowed In May

It snowed today.  And my piano playing children feel it necessary to pound out Christmas carols while the others sing along.

I can honestly say that snow in the month of May is the ugliest thing I have ever seen.

But in an exchange over Gmail Chat with Aaron this afternoon, I came to realize something really important.  As I was trying to talk him into rescuing me from the hell of my current condition- trapped in frigid temperatures when the sun should be shining it's way into my heart.  And Aaron telling me that we would never be able to sell our house in this market EVEN IF he wanted to rescue me- I stopped to think about the other things I would be complaining about if we were ever to move back to California.

And I realized this:  If the only thing I have to complain about living in Utah is lingering too cold weather, then I shouldn't be complaining. And with that, I just want to say that I am a very blessed girl.

Comments

Neva said…
Amen to that
HAPPYHANERHOME said…
SNOOOOOOWWWWIIIING?!!! Seriousy? We are BBQ-ing in 71 degree weather. But, you are SO right. I would give a lot to live somewhere like Utah. And I need Scott to say that same thing to me, "Honey, in this market, we could never sell our house..." So I could just stop all the hoping and praying insanity already!!!!! And behappy with what we've got...which is a lot. Throw a snowball for us!
Likely said…
snow in may IS ugly. sickening actually. depressing. BLAH!

But yes, you are blessed.
brooke said…
If you ever move to California, please don't leave me behind.

As Sam and I were driving from Disneyland to Legoland in Carlsbad, CA along the coast with the beautiful weather, we both wondered why the H we are living in utah.

Does Max take piano lessons? We need to talk. I just got a piano.
Abby said…
What.ev.er! I knew it would never happen. But thats ok I guess. You would miss Kneaders and Rio and Dear Lizzy way too much.
Heather said…
And I Quote....."This day will never happen again ... maybe you should write about it." Good thing you wrote about it, because I HOPE it never happens to you again. SNOW in MAY??? We're going to d-land tomorrow. If you guys leave right now, you could join us!
Mandee said…
Tara, move to Utah. There are lots of non-Mormons here, and you would have me and Brooke!

Brooke, Max and Maddy both take from a college student that comes to our house. She's taking the summer off, but I can give you her number. We LOVE her.

Likely, it was sickening. I wanted to vomit.

Abby, we ate at Cafe Rio Friday and Saturday night for just that reason- if we were going to be stuck in crappy weather, I might as well eat really good food.

And Heather, I wish more than you know that we could have joined you at Disneyland. But I told Aaron today that I am going to move in with your parents since Aimee is moving out. Your dad won't care, will he?
Cally said…
Yay! I'm so glad you're okay with Utah for now. Plus, Snow in May is exciting. Who can say that they can throw snowballs in May...unless you live somewhere really cold! Also, snow in May doesn't last long so you only have to hate it for a few hours. :) Just wait until you get snow in June...I've been there before. It was fun...snow in the middle of summer. It's like getting an 80 degree day in January. That's why I love Utah...seasons...among other things. :)
Deby said…
Just take heart that you live in a beautiful place with your friends and some family close by.

We too are suffering from lack of warmth. What the heck? It is 55 and rainy and it is June? It snowed for us two weeks ago. So strange.

Love ya

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