ice storm

February 2, 2011 |  Category:   life

I know I just wrote a post a few hours ago, but too much seriousness so far to start the week. Health insurance, how boring. They say we’re going to have an ice storm. I look outside, but so far see nothing. I keep telling people, no, this weather is unusual. It’s never snowed this much, ever, but I recall saying the same about how cold it was last winter, how hot it was last summer. Maybe this is the norm now. I hope not. I worried about how Claudine would fare during the winter when the school year first started. Maybe it was a lot to expect a kid who just got out of the stroller in June to walk three quarters of a mile each way to school just a few months later. But surprisingly for just having turned 4, she has done well, keeping up with the older kids on the walk to school, being a trooper through rain, snow, and supposedly tomorrow, freezing rain. She’s tough. She’s from Brooklyn. She can tell stories one day about how her parents made her walk miles to school in blizzard conditions and all kinds of inclement weather when she was but a mere lass of 4.

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  • Rowaida Flayhan February 2, 2011 at 12:55 am

    This is beautiful Jenna, I am sure your kids will be very responsible and strong in their life and will be grateful for having such great parents. Loving your posts, writing and photos. Good luck xo

  • theresa February 2, 2011 at 4:26 am

    Same here… in Sweden. Snow since late October and it has been as cold as -5F in Stockholm and much colder up North. “They” say it is the coldest year on record here in Sweden and last summer was the warmest. With everything I have read (Russia’s heat wave last summer causing 56,000 fatalities and the crazy winter storms in the US) I absolutly think this is the new norm. Ugh.

    Meanwhile my little Tilda at the age of 3.5 is a trooper, walks to daycare without a complaint. Good luck in the approaching ice strom!

  • benson February 2, 2011 at 8:38 am

    get ready cause here it comes. I’m in Arizona (northern) and with wind chill it’s 7 below this morning. Unfortunately it’s headed your way in a few days. bundle up!

  • Clara February 2, 2011 at 9:32 am

    I am smitten with this photo, Jenna!

  • diamondkelt February 2, 2011 at 10:13 am

    We had an inch of solid ice on all of trees, cars, roads, anything outside was coated with it. Now we’ve got 30mph winds and combined with the ice and now snow we’re getting it’s taking out trees left and right. Not as bad as the wind storm from a few years back though. I’m in eastern Ohio.

  • Dana February 2, 2011 at 10:21 am

    Oh she sure will have lots of good stories to tell about her childhood- and a million amazing photographs too!!
    I keep hearing everyone talking about how crazy or different or unexpected the weather is, and I think we shouldn´t be so surprised, I mean, we all realize we´re going through planetary climate changes, right??
    Love the pic.

  • joana gomes February 2, 2011 at 11:26 am

    I’ve been reading this blog since you started it and I can tell you have every reason to be proud of your daughters. From what you write in here, it’s possible to see that they are being well-raised and they are already turning out to be great people.

    Reading your blog is part of my routine.

  • Jane February 2, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Well, its sunny and 0 degrees Celsius here in Vancouver, Canada, which is downright frigid for us, but we can’t be too smug, the 16-odd straight weeks of rain will be back soon enough! Still, as a commuter I’ll take rain over snow any day, we West Coaster drivers lose our minds at the first dusting of snow!

  • tamera jane February 2, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    It’s weird though, because in Vermont as a kid we had snow that every winter went well over the tops of cars, up to the edges of the roof. Now, that doesn’t happen, and 1/2 that is considered HOLY COW CRAZY STORM WTF!!!!


  • Laura February 2, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Ha. You forgot “uphill, both ways”!

  • Jenna February 2, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    @Laura actually, it IS uphill one way!

  • Sarah Leslie February 2, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    The ice storm just hit us (central IN) last night…not as bad as expected…being from the north I felt pretty well prepared.

  • Esther February 2, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    Whole world is going mad with weather.
    Down here in Australia mix of heat waves, flood, bush fire and cyclone(Yasi) are hitting us since January… Full monster summer package. I know it might sound wrong but I really do wish I am in US. Can’t take the heat.