Snow Freak Out

Snow Day Dec.11th, 2008 (34)   Snow Day Dec.11th, 2008 (30)

I didn’t even know I was capable of having a full-out freak out at 8:30 in the morning . . . but I woke up realizing that it had been raining for nearly 24 hrs and though I didn’t have to, something made me get up and look out the window. I called my buddy Mags at work and squealed while getting my shoes on, grabbing me camera, and spilling coffee on my sweater as I high-tailed it to Audubon Park and the Teddy Bear House.

I haven’t been this excited about anything since the insurance company finally paid the remainder of my Katrina claim ! It was really beautiful. This was a far better snow than the one on Christmas Day in 2004, that snow was merely a technical snow, but magical because of its timing. Today’s event was a snowman kinda snow! I am so happy I am done with exams and was able to really relish the beauty of it. I felt sorry for my niece who was taking a final, she missed our two-hour winter wonderland ~ !

6 Comments so far

  1. termite on December 11th, 2008 @ 8:29 pm

    laureen! i’m gonna have to call you down! WE MISS YOU! ….(you need to post a lil more sugar) i know, i know – you’re busy. :(
    come on. make some time for some hungry readers such as moi. :)
    (i’ve even been working on jack on coming back.. wink* wink*)

    nice post. and terrific title…. =D

    you are the best!

  2. Laureen Lentz (no_laureen) on December 11th, 2008 @ 9:44 pm

    Thanks so much, Termite. I would love to see Jack back as his full eccentric self. I miss his perspective, as well as Chris’ wicked-ass humor, and the rest of the smarties I began posting with, like Dan.

    I haven’t touched base with Jack lately even via email. I fully acknowledge that I am a piss-poor friend/blogger of late. Lawschool and work have really been taking up all my energy, but it’s been very good for me to focus on the mental challenge as well as the feeling of moving my personal life forward since Katrina. I made enough sacrifices after Katrina and it was time for me to do something for myself.

    I actually had to re-train my brain to do ‘sustained reading’ which I wasn’t doing in my civic related endeavors post-K. I had a bad case of post-K ADD. But I was able to overcome it and I am really enjoying law school and the stability of the biblioteque job. It has proven to be a much needed return to my old life, pre-K. I have been very blessed that things worked out the way they did! Last week, my Torts professor asked me to be her research assistant. I am very excited about that project and the embedded vote of confidence nested within the invitation!

    I have actually been tinkering with the idea of giving this up entirely. I keep thinking each post might be the last, but your comment makes me think I should keep trying. I hope to get to a point where I am able to juggle back and forth a little better. A lot of posting/writing here is about perspective and the first semester of this whole new school gig has been about getting enough rest! I have become so boring! Eventually, I hope it balances out.

    Thanks for your comment, it really warmed my heart on this cold day. Seriously, you have no idea. Thank you a million times.

  3. stockjon on December 12th, 2008 @ 5:25 am

    Thanks for the picture of the Teddy Bear House. It is now on my Desktop,
    at least for this Christmas season. Great Photo!!
    I lived in New Orleans from 1976-1988 and can only remember one snowfall
    like this. I also remember looking out the window on Magazine St. and being amazed. Am now living in Germany where snow is not so unusual
    but reading your post makes me appreciate the snow even more.
    Best regards from Bavaria.

  4. yooperham on December 12th, 2008 @ 8:44 am

    Please don’t stop blogging…I really enjoy the posts by yourself and the other "regulars". We live way up in the northern part of Michigan on the shore of Lake Superior (where we have ton of snow right now), and we love New Orleans. We visit at least once a year, and your posts help us keep in touch with the pulse of the city while we look forward to our next visit. Hope you get some time to enjoy the snow!!

  5. maryc on December 12th, 2008 @ 1:35 pm

    I agree with the others. Please don’t stop posting. I miss the other regulars as well.

  6. Rayna (rayna) on December 16th, 2008 @ 10:11 pm

    I took over 150 pictures of the snow. Thank God for digital cameras. I bundled the little one up and made him go out in it twice even though he didn’t much care for it. He just kept looking at me like "mommy it’s cold out here what are we doing?"

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