Although a lifelong South Dakota resident, I still have issues (George Carlin might call them “major psychotic episodes”) when it comes to winter. Put simply: I hate it. But I’m actually kind of looking forward to the big snow storm the
harbingers of doom TV weathermen are forecasting (“the strongest storm in years”!) starting tomorrow through Friday.
I know I’m looking at this with blinders but me and mine weren’t going anywhere any way. As I spent Sunday fully engaged in the first annual Do Nothing But Read Day, I see a major storm as more of the same but with the features of family and fireplace being extended and movies, food and presents added into the mix. Besides, we’re fortunate to have a home big enough to allow us to go to separate corners if necessary.
Now I feel bad for people who have travel or other plans that a big storm might screw with. But as far as I’m concerned, my family has a deadline to complete errands, book and film runs and grocery shopping before hunkering down. Once we meet that deadline, I’m kind of up for being stranded in my house with my wife and kids.
Come time to haul out the snowblower and shovels, I’ll be back to psychotic episodes. In the meantime, I’m gonna see it as a chance to kick back and belax.
Merry Christmas to all, and to all, shut the hell up!
Peter Griffin, “A Very Special Family Guy Freakin’ Christmas“