Monday, January 5, 2009

finding the silver lining in the snow clouds


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I can't even write the words I was uttering to myself this morning as I shovelled my car out once again, with my ridiculous little child's size shovel. Consider this a lesson learned, finally. After all, aren't I too old and too tall to play with kids toys? My back is killing me and I seriously need my back. I really must learn to be more practical , and I should stop being so drawn to cute things.

Anyway, that's not the reason I am writing today, it just couldn't be ignored that it was a very stupid decision to buy a child's shovel that's all.

So, back to story, I was shovelling my driveway (with the equivalent of a barbie shovel in hand) when I noticed someone needed help with a car out in the cul de sac. Of course I ran right over to assist and was greeted by name, I thought about how this has become a regular thing in the cul de sac, this little rescue maneuver, because there is so much snow that it is difficult reach our driveways. Its like a club now, I think everyone has had to be rescued at least once. I have needed four assists in or out of the snow zone, they were all given with a smile.

This whole winter snowstorm may have had its downfalls, but it certainly has brought our little cul de sac community together in a nifty way, and that's my silver lining for the day.




EDIT, see photo evidence of the moment in which I recognized the value of owning a child sized snow shovel. I take back everything I said about myself earlier, I am a genius.


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10 comments:

KMcJoseph said...

I was just listening to your song on the youtube video you posted. Great stuff! Can I find your songs anywhere on the internet like a cd or on itunes?

rachael said...

Thank you very much! That song will be released on a CD soon, see the next post for info and a link....


OR,

You can listen to a couple of things at my website rachaelchatoor.com

I have nothing on itunes, but I can send you an mp3, just email me through my website and I will send via your email addy!

kel said...

Dude, buying a kid's shovel? GENIUS!

justsomethoughts... said...

snowchunk throwing pic is my fave.
and i would love to hear some of your music.

the only thing i know about vancouver is that the rangers had to play them (canucks) in 94 en route to the cup. i missed my sisters wedding. and i didnt care. theres a total of 2 pics of me at the wedding.
seriously.

i should write a post about that...

Jeanne said...

Thanks for coming to visit.

We had a windstorm here last fall (legacy of Hurricane Ike) and all the neighbors pitched in to help each other saw up trees, move branches, etc. Weather seems to be a great community builder!

Jenni Jiggety said...

I am pretty much over the snow already...when's Spring?

Anna Lefler said...

I would be out there shoveling with a spatula, I'm sure, so you are actually my hero.

Great silver lining - and thanks for visiting my blog today! Your rocks...

Happy New Year!

:^) Anna

bernthis said...

Having a kid and a kid size shovel for him to use. that is the silver lining my dear.

The Grandpa said...

I agree. The shovel does mark you as a genius. Those pictures made me laugh. Your blog and Web site are both great. I'll certainly be coming back. I really enjoy your music and will tell others about it.

rachael said...

Thanks everyone, I am new in blogland so its a treat to have visitors come to say hello. I have gone to meet you all at your blogs. :)

Grandpa, I don't know what to say, the way you posted about me and shared my music on your blog, I am touched. My head is somewhat swelled now, but I do thank you very much, its a pleasure to meet you. :)