February 1, 2011
There is no doubt that Minnesota is a harsh place to live – especially with the continual snowfall and cold temperatures this winter has dealt us.
With fresh snow in my driveway, I looked at the thermometer this morning (which said 5°F) and thought, “I had better blow out the snow before it actually gets cold” – knowing that forecasts are for temperatures well-below 0°F. Growing up with the combination of extreme weather conditions and a Scandinavian heritage, I always take a stance that things could get worse.
As I age, I also find less concern for fashion or even “acceptable” appearance. I will choose function over beauty any day – which explains me wearing my daughter's ski goggles while blowing snow. I may look like a dork, but DAMMIT, at least I’m comfortable.