Catching Snowflakes On My Tongue



Last Saturday afternoon we had our first snowfall here in Philadelphia.

Earlier in the week I kept hearing that we were going to get some snow on the weekend, so I was jumping up and down and clapping my hands for five days; zealously anticipating a snowfall like the final scene in the movie White Christmas.

However, I really wouldn’t call what we got a full snowfall, it was more like a snow/rainfall.

But, honestly? I didn’t care because all I could focus on was the blessed SNOW.

I don’t think people truly realize how coo-coo nutty I get when it comes to the first snowfall of the year.

Watching me react to snow you would think I was an alien from some faraway planet who had never seen it before. I literally start cheering and flailing my arms, as if I were watching hundred dollar bills falling from the sky.

I pretty much go insane.

Everyone at work knows how I am when it comes to snow. So, Saturday afternoon when one of my fellow employees eagerly told me that it had begun to snow, I RAN over to one of the glass doors and pressed my nose against it like a little boy; causing my breath to form. I watched, as these HUGE snowflakes floated down from the heavens and landed on the pavement. None of it stuck of course, but it didn’t matter to me because it SNOWED!!!!

And you have no idea how much I wanted to run outside without my coat on and start dancing in it like the Sugar Plum Fairy in a lavender tutu.

One of my favorite things to do whenever it snows, is to try and catch snowflakes on my tongue.




I know that may sound strange, but I’m actually a 6 year old boy trapped inside a 54 year old man.

There is something so magically childlike about running through a city park, waggling my tongue in the cold air; catching a snowflake or two.

However, I have to be very cautious when I do this because I have terrible karma when it comes to pigeons….





.....the little fuckers.

50 comments

  1. ROFL!!

    Oh, if you could see the 8" that's stacked silently on the railing of the front porch.... I have no problem visualizing you lapping your way through all 8" of it to leave your mark.

    Kinda silly visualization....LOL..but I can see it!
    Might actually have to go DO it now! ;-)

    Oh it's so beautiful.....and people are messing with it with their shovels.
    RAWR!

    *happily humming the 'Let it Snow' song!*

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  2. Hi Ronnie,

    Blessed you are to have kept a childlike side to you. Snow just happens to bring the boy out of you :)
    God, I would have loved to see you getting wacko in the first snowfall !
    Heeee !
    I was tipped about to the snow (around last Fri, I think), seeing the foreign correspondant in DC (from a French TV station), behind a blanket of snow, and from a photo sent by a friend in Jersey. Of course, of course, I thought of Philly.

    Hey, it's not illegal to romp in the white stuff or catch a snowflake on your tongue so... ENJOY !

    Warm hugs to you, dude xxxx !

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  3. Love it! You always make me laugh.

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  4. Pigeons are rats with wings.
    Watch out for that yellow snow.

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  5. Can't say I share your enthusiasm for the snow. Even as a kid I didn't care much for it but that's a long story. Anyways...it's nice to know that at least someone still enjoys it. XD I feel like this is a lame comment but I just woke up about five minutes ago so that's my excuse. (;

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  6. Good Mornin' Mel!

    Oh, if you could see the 8" that's stacked silently on the railing of the front porch.... I have no problem visualizing you lapping your way through all 8" of it to leave your mark.

    OMG...I can visualize that too!!!

    How FUN it would be!

    Like eating one BIG snowcone - Yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

    I know it must be beautiful to see it in person, because even your photos look MAGICAL!!!

    I thought of YOU when we had our little snowfall last week because I know how excited you get about it, like me!

    We're just like two little kids, aren't we Mel?

    "Let it snow...let it snow....let it snow....."

    Thanks for stopping by and sharing in my snow enthusiasm, dear lady!

    HAPPY WEDNESDAY!!!

    Love to you and the little bug!

    X

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  7. I only like snow on Christmas Cards or when I'm inside watching it through the window and I don't have to go out.

    I hope you get your heart's desire and it snows heavy where you are Ron. x

    Oh and don't mention those little fuckers to me - one shat on my head when I was a kid and I hate them all now! ;)

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  8. Bonjour Barbara!

    Snow just happens to bring the boy out of you.

    You said it, my friend!

    One of the ladies I work with was laughing her tush off watching me bounce up and down and cheering!

    I never realized how much I missed snow until I moved back east. The first time I actually saw snowfall again 8 years ago, I actually got all teary-eyed. I can't help it, it feels so magical to me

    Hey, it's not illegal to romp in the white stuff or catch a snowflake on your tongue so... ENJOY !

    HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAAHA!

    And thank god for that! Snow is legal and FREE!!!

    Tee, hee!

    I'm so looking forward to our first BLIZZARD!!

    Thanks a bunch for dropping by today, my Philly friend!

    Hope you're enjoying this holiday season!

    Love to you and Mr. Didier!

    {{{{{ Barb + Didier }}}}}

    The Snowman.

    XX

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  9. Hiya Funny Girl!

    OMG...it's SOOOOOOOOOOOO great to see ya, girl!

    Miss ya!

    So glad you got a giggle!

    Hope all is going well with you and that you're enjoying this holiday season!

    Thank you SO MUCH for dropping by!

    Happy Wednesday!

    X

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  10. Hi MJ!

    Hey...it's so wonderful seeing ya!

    Pigeons are rats with wings.

    Bwhahahahahahahaahaha!

    My sentinments exactly!

    And living in a city, they're EVERYWHERE. I can't tell you how many times I got POOPED ON while walking through the park! Well, they say it's "good luck" so I guess I should be thanking them - HA!

    Watch out for that yellow snow.

    tee, hee, hee...I will.

    Thank you for stopping by today, MJ!

    Hope you're enjoying this holiday season!

    X

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  11. Hellooooooooooo Gavin!

    How are ya, bud?

    GREAT to see ya!

    I know, not everyone shares my coo-coo nutty feelings about snow. I think if I were living in the suburbs and having to SHOVEL it, I may feel differently. But, living in a city it's much easier to enjoy because the city takes care of all that.

    It makes the city look so magical.

    Kinda like when you shake a snowglobe.

    Thanks for dropping by today!

    Have a grrreeat Wednesday!

    X

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  12. Good Morning Akelamalu!

    Oh and don't mention those little fuckers to me - one shat on my head when I was a kid and I hate them all now!

    Bwhahahahahhahahahahhaha!

    Bwhahahahahahahahahahaha!

    Oh dear god....that was SO FUNNY!

    And that's exactly why I hate them too! However, they say it's "good luck" to be shat on, so I guess you and I are two VERY lucky people!

    HA!

    I only like snow on Christmas Cards or when I'm inside watching it through the window and I don't have to go out.

    That's exactly how my mom feels too!

    Thank you for wishing me my hearts desire, m'dear! I can't wait until we get our first REALLY BIG snowfall this year!!!!

    Always so great seeing ya!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    X

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  13. LMAO... little fuckers, indeed! hahaha... can't stop giggling at that one. You and I would have so much fun hanging out together... 'little fuckers' is quite possibly one of my favorite things to say. haha in fact... one of my nicknames is Lil' FuNker... my brother is Big Funker... lol

    OK now that I got that out of the way...

    I am doing the dance of joy for you! I know how excited you were to get some snow, I'm so happy that it finally fell!

    I hope you get lots this winter. So much that they have to close the store and you get a SNOW DAY! (I've never had one of those. nothing here closes for snow. We'd never get anything done! lol)

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  14. Hiya Penny!

    Lil' FuNker... my brother is Big Funker...

    Bwhahahahahahahaahaha!

    HOLY MOLY...that is HYSTERICAL!

    It immediately reminded me of the the movie Meet the Fockers!!!

    Don't ya just love that expression, little fucker? I first started saying it when I lived in NYC. I freakin' love it!

    Thank you, amigo! Even though we only got a little bit of snow last week, it still made me VERY happy! Supposedly, we are getting much more in January and Febuary - can't wait! However, I do hope we get some on Christmas day.

    Yeah, I bet in Alaska there is no such thing as a SNOW DAY. About five years ago, we ended up getting a blizzard in November and the whole city shut down.

    Thanks for stopping by, Penny!

    And thank you for sharing in my snow excitment!!!

    Hope you had a great day!

    X

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  15. Aw, Ron! I....I wish I could send you Every. Single. Stupid. Freakin'. Annoying. Slippery. Freezing. Encrusted...inch of snow we get here for the entire rest of the winter season, which should be at least another 3 1/2 months from now.

    Although, if you promise to slip some vodka in my mouth when I'm not looking, I'll go snowflake-catching with you.

    But, then you have to take me to that nude beach in Florida where we can wear our Ray Bans and check out the merchandise.

    Deal?? (You KNOW you want to.)

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  16. I told ya during the summer not to fuck with the pigeons

    But No ..... ;)

    I love snow that falls and melts
    I don't like it once it's on the ground

    my favorite is when there's one of those snow burst things and it falls in all directions and it feels like you're inside a snow globe

    that makes me feel magical

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  17. Hellooooooo Kathryn!

    Although, if you promise to slip some vodka in my mouth when I'm not looking, I'll go snowflake-catching with you.

    But, then you have to take me to that nude beach in Florida where we can wear our Ray Bans and check out the merchandise.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Ok, girl...it's a deal! We can go to Miami where the "merchandise" is very BIG!

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHA!

    I know how much you hate the cold and snow, but what can I tell ya...I LOVE it. I'm a SICK man!

    Thanks for stopping by, my NY wild friend!

    ALWAYS so fun talking with ya!

    Hope you had a great day!

    xoxoxo

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  18. Howdy Dianne!

    I told ya during the summer not to fuck with the pigeons.

    Bwhahahahahahahahaha!

    I know, I know....so, I TRULY deserve to be SHIT upon!

    HA!

    my favorite is when there's one of those snow burst things and it falls in all directions and it feels like you're inside a snow globe.

    ooo...ooo...me too, me too!

    It's absolutely MAGICAL!!!!

    So, here's to a BRILLIANT snowfall, dear lady!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Hope you had the BESTEST birthday ever!

    X ya!

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  19. Your nipples would really be in a twist around here. No snow, but the temps have been between 15 and 32 degrees for the past three days. I've been pissing and sniveling about how cold it's been and all the while thinking, "Man, Ron would love this stuff."

    Remember, when you're playing in the fluffy stuff, stay away from the yellow snow!

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  20. Howdy Mr. Jeff!

    YEEEEEEHAAAAW!

    I would be LOVIN'15 and 32 degrees!!

    That's pure PERFECTION to me!

    Hell, today it went back up into the 70'S and I was pissing and moaning all day long....

    ..."I HATE THIS HEAT!!!"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    I have a feeling we won't be getting much snow until Jan. or Feb. and even March.

    Thanks for dropping by tonight, buddy!

    ALWAYS so great seeing ya!

    Remember, when you're playing in the fluffy stuff, stay away from the yellow snow!

    Ok, I'll try!

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  21. I don't mind snow on Christmas Eve, but other than that I don't share your enthusiasim for the stuff. Of course, I haven't seen snow in about 33 years so I might try to catch few should I see it again.

    May you catch a mouthful, Ron!

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  22. Howdy Nitebyrd!

    I know....

    ....I think I'm probably the only person on the planet that goes BONKERS over snow!

    One year, when I first moved back to the northeast, it actually snowed on Christmas Eve. OMG...it was AWESOME!

    May you catch a mouthful, Ron!

    Thanks, Sis!

    And thanks for stopping by!

    Have a great day!

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  23. You wanted the snow, you got it! And you can have mine, too! We only have a dusting right now. We had snow then it rained & melted it all away. Now, it's just flurries with a temp of 17 & the winds have been so bad since yesterday that the windchill is -1 degrees right now. BRRRRRR! Mr. Penguin, please wake me from hibernation when the temps are back in the 60's!!!!!

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  24. Greetings Collette!

    First, I want to say BRAVA on your new avatar.

    I LOOOOOOOOOVE it! And I'm so glad you used it!

    You little devil, you!

    Second, Mr. Penguin, please wake me from hibernation when the temps are back in the 60's!!!!!

    Bwhahahahahahahahaha!

    I know...

    ...I'm so NOT normal, aren't I? I truly think I WAS a penguin in a past life because I could live in my refrigerator freezer and LOVE it!

    temp of 17?????

    HOLY COW!

    But, I'll take it!

    It's been very windy here too, but not really that cold. Well, to me anyway.

    Thanks for stopping by today, dear lady!

    You're always such a delight!

    Send me some snowflakes, will ya?

    Thanks!

    Wishing you a warm and cozy day!

    X

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  25. 15, 17.......32

    Pshaw.
    Whiners! LOL

    -5 and -24.

    *shaking head*
    Whimps.

    ROFL

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  26. Hiya Mel!

    *shaking head*.

    Whimps
    .

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA!

    You tell em' Mel!!!!

    Looks like you and I are in the snow minority.

    Oh, well....that's ok, we'll enjoy ourselves making snow men and snow women!

    Thanks for stopping by back, dear lady!

    Hope you had a grrrrreat day!

    Your snow buddy,

    X

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  27. I think it's wonderful you have that reaction to snow!!! I enjoy it, but only for the initial snowfall when it's all pretty and nice and then I wish it would magically disappear because the schools don't close unless it's a blizzard so I have to drive in it and no one else can or will stay home so the roads get all nasty and then there are piles of dirty snow everywhere and it doesn't melt 'til April. LOL
    But it's nice for a few hours! :)

    I soooo miss blogland and you and other sites I stopped at regularly. I keep saying that I'm going to update that page of mine and start being more dedicated.... hmmm.... a new years resolution?? LOL We'll see.

    Hope you aren't dealing with too many crazy shoppers.
    Have a terrific weekend!!

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  28. Helloooooooooo Crystal-Chick!

    *jumping up and down

    OMG....it's SOOOOOOOOO great to see ya, neighbor!!!!

    You've been GREATLY missed!

    In fact, last night when I was going through my Google Reader, I doubled checked just to see if you had I posted lately.

    How are ya, M?

    Yes, agree...when it first snows in the city everything looks so sparkling white. Then, after a couple of days it all turns into black slush. And I LOVE getting SPLASHED by a passing taxi on my way to work - HA!

    I don't think we're going to get any REAL snowfall until next month. And yes...it'll probably go on until April. Winter seems to be starting later and later, doesn't it?

    Work hasn't been too bad just yet. The real madness won't start until next week.

    OY VEY!@##

    Hope all is well with you, my friend!

    I bet you're so excited about celebrating your granddaughters first Christmas!!

    Take care, M!

    And I SO look forward to reading your blog posts in the New Year!!!!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Enjoy your weekend!

    xoxoxoxoxo

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  29. I think the snow is pretty for about the first hour and then I am done. I have a similar reaction when we get the first 70 degree day. I start dancing around and showing as much exposed skin as is PG rated.
    I can just imagine you catching snowflakes and steering clear of trees inhabited by birds.

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  30. Howdy Jen!

    I start dancing around and showing as much exposed skin as is PG rated.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Too funny!

    I dance around too, except mine is R rated.

    HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHHA!

    I know that where you live you have very long and cold winters, so I can totally understand your excitement about SPRING and 70 degree weather!!!!

    OMG...today was the first day it actually felt like winter. It was windy and freezing!

    Thanks for stopping by, my friend!

    Stay warm and cozy!

    X

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  31. I agree, there is nothing as beutiful as that first fluff of snow, although, I don't think I share your zeal. :-)

    We've only had a light dusting here so far. Just make sure to keep your eyes open as you lean back to catch it on your tongue!

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  32. Hiya Chrissy!

    GRRRRRREAT to ya, girl!!

    Just make sure to keep your eyes open as you lean back to catch it on your tongue!

    HA!

    You bet!!

    I know...

    ...I'm a total NUT CASE when it comes to snow!

    I think I'm really a penguin.

    Thanks for stopping by, Chrissy!

    Hope you're having a happy holiday!

    X

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  33. I am rollinggggggg, Ron! I wish I were a director. This would make an hilarious short! Pigeons and all!

    Fellini would be very proud. And I quote him, "Never lose your childlike enthusiasm. It's what keeps the magic alive." Something like that anyway! ;)

    p.s. Perhaps you have a very high level of endorphins. I think you're a true measure, Ron! :))

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  34. Good Morning Petra!

    Fellini would be very proud. And I quote him, "Never lose your childlike enthusiasm. It's what keeps the magic alive." Something like that anyway!

    OMG...I never knew Fellini said that!? But, I totally agree!!!

    That's one of the reasons why I LOVE the movie "Big" with Tom Hanks.

    So glad you enjoyed, dear lady!

    Hey...that's a great idea! A short! Maybe you and I should think about doing that in 2010!

    HA!

    As always...I thank you for stopping by, Petra!

    Hope you had a great weekend!

    Childly yours,

    Fellini
    X

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  35. We got dumped on by that same storm. And I loved it! In about three weeks I will be hating winter but it was our first snow that stuck around and it was delightful. We even got a snow day out of it so the kids were just as happy as I was. Of course I have a teenage boy who lives in my house and eats all my food so I don't have to do any shoveling anymore. Unfortunately it was not the snowman making snow, too dry.

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  36. Good Morning Jen!

    We got dumped on by that same storm. And I loved it!

    Yahooooo...another snow lover!!!

    Of course I have a teenage boy who lives in my house and eats all my food so I don't have to do any shoveling anymore.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA!

    Ya know, I think if I had to actually shovel snow, I may feel a little less zestful!

    tee, hee!

    That's the great thing about living in a city...

    ...it's all taken care of for me.

    Thank you for stopping by, Jen!

    Hope you're enjoying this holiday season!

    X

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  37. Greetings Kid in the front row!

    Welcome....thank you for stopping by and sharing a comment.

    So nice to meet you!

    I agree...some "real snow" would be nice!

    Please stop by anytime. You're always welcomed here.

    Happy Holidays!

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  38. We don't usually get snow here in Nowhere :( Love the pictures! :)

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  39. Hi SmileyFreak!

    Awww....shucks!

    Snow is like confetti falling from the sky - it's so beautiful!

    So glad you enjoyed the pictures!

    Thank you for stopping by today!

    ALWAYS so great to see ya!

    Happy Holidays!

    X

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  40. Oh the tongue comments I could make...
    laughing
    I love you!
    you always make me laugh!

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  41. hi ron, what are you doing in blogland? i thought you were working fingers and feet to the bone! anyway, this is such a sweet post, and so perfectly perfect for how i see you, like a kid in a candy store, tickled pink when you are tickled. ;)

    thanks for such a sweet little comment over on my blog tonight, just read it and wondered if you had somehow come back and then i found this and felt terribly guilty although i haven't been around much lately, wallowing about like a walrus being...anyway, hoping you are making merry as much as you can...kisses to you, chocolate and otherwise♥

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  42. Hiya Lady Sorrow!

    It's SOOOOOOOOOOOOO wonderful to see ya!!!!

    Oh the tongue comments I could make...

    Bwhahahahahahahahhahaha!

    And I can only imagine!!!!

    Bwhahahahahahahahahhaha!

    We're supposedly getting some more snow soon, but all it's been doing lately is raining. But, it's COLD...so, I'm HAPPY!!!

    Thanks SOOOOOOOOOO much for stopping by this evening, dear lady!

    I LOVE YOU TOO!!!!!

    Hope you had a grrrreat weekend!

    {{{{ Sorrow }}}}

    xoxox

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  43. Hi Linda!

    Always so wonderful to see ya, my friend!

    I haven't left blogland, I'm only just posting once a week for now. I'm also trying to visit everyone's blogs in the evenings.

    So glad you enjoyed this post. I had so much fun putting it together. I'm eagerly anticipating our next GOOD snowfall!!

    *with my tongue hanging out

    HAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    kisses to you, chocolate and otherwise

    Thank you...especially the chocolate ones!

    tee, hee.

    Thanks for stopping by, Linda!

    xoxoxoxoxoxo

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  44. How COOOOL!! Ron, it's "supposed" to snow here tonight in the Paris region... Yeh.. first snow of the season... Hmmmmm they are predicting 5 cm by tomorrow and at almost 9 pm there is still not ONE cloud in the sky... Go figure!
    If I see snow falling, I'll eat it! Or, if there is no snow falling but it's already on the ground... I'll take some pics...
    Hugs,
    Leesa

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  45. Bonjour Leesa!

    it's "supposed" to snow here tonight in the Paris region... Yeh.. first snow of the season...

    YAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!

    Hey...I remember last year how MUCH snow you got!

    If I see snow falling, I'll eat it! Or, if there is no snow falling but it's already on the ground... I'll take some pics...

    Yes, please DO. I would LOVE to see them. I remember viewing your snow pictures from last year. They were AWESOME!!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend!

    Hope you're enjoying the holiday season!

    I'm PRAYING for a white Christmas!!!

    {{{{ Hugs }}}}}

    xo

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  46. As much as I dislike winter, I do love the first snowfall too. I've made my peace with the pigeons though. A bit of birdseed will go a long way. Thanks for the laugh.

    So sweet of Dianne for the linkage.

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  47. Hiya Hilary!

    It's so nice to see ya, again!

    And I'm so glad Dianne highlighted your blog today because I look forward to stopping by to check it out!

    Isn't Dianne the BOMB?

    I LOVE her to pieces!

    I've made my peace with the pigeons though. A bit of birdseed will go a long way.

    Hahahahahahahahaha!

    I think I need to try that too.

    Isn't the first snowfall of the year the BEST?

    It's magic!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Hope you're enjoying this holiday season!

    X

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  48. ...You kill me! LOL... And I thank you for that...lol :oD

    ...Blessings...

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  49. Hiya TJ!

    So glad you had a giggle, dear lady!

    You're so sweet!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Enjoy your evening!

    X

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