Upstate New York versus North Pole


Today has not been one of my best, but to add to my gloomy mood is yet another Lake Effect Snow Storm off of Lake Ontario.  We have been hit by 4 of these storms since October but I think this one is going to end up being the worst yet.  I needed to go out and get groceries pick up a prescription, but it doesn’t look as though that will happen.  I am almost out of coffee and used the last of my french vanilla creamer so now I am desperate.  I just opened the window long enough to snap a photo…do you think I could make a mad dash for the store before it gets worse???




Looking at towards the road, I’m not sure it is worth the risk…hmmmm…I really want my coffee and creamer. 




I hope everyone is staying safe and warm…please send me some coffee and creamer…french vanilla please.


48 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mei's
    Dec 21, 2008 @ 16:37:00

    Gosh! Is it taken from your window? Its beautiful! But I do understand, too much is no fun! I hope I can send you some coffee and creamer through the phone line. Keep warm and take care. Mei


    Dec 21, 2008 @ 17:49:26 Angels have no philosophy but love. ~Adeline Cullen Ray This is my last visit to your space for 2008 -may you have a Blessed Christmas,and wonderful – 2009!


  3. m60a3
    Dec 21, 2008 @ 18:07:54

    Yo Rhonda, I would jump in the tank and be there in about a week, but I think you need your java fix before that so I will fire up the 310 and take a short ride across the lake, no wait that would be two lakes I think. Better check my "Nav" charts. Hey how am I going to know which house is yours and when I should drop the coffee? Better wave a light or something. In any case it is now -11 with a 40mph wind out of the west. Be well and be warm and as the "Red Baron said to Snoopy" Merry Christmas my friendPeaceMark


  4. Lizzie-Beth4Him
    Dec 21, 2008 @ 18:15:08

    You\’ve got more snow than we do but our temps have mostly stayed well below 0 for a good while now. \’Jack Frost\’ is most assuredly nipping at our noses in the wind-chill factor! Hope you, dear Emma, and family are staying warm. Bringing by some \’Winter Roast\’ coffee and french vanilla creamer.


  5. Beth
    Dec 21, 2008 @ 18:21:06

    For some reason I don\’t see the picures. I hope you get your coffee!!


  6. Hope
    Dec 21, 2008 @ 18:52:43

    oh my, and here I am complaining that we don\’t have snow.. wanna trade? I will go out and do some type of dance in hopes that the cold air will come your way, and your snow will come my way? maybe if we both go out and dance it will work? do ya think?no.. I didn\’t really either.. but it was worth a shot.."smile"as for your coffee, and creamer..I have coffee, and french vanilla cream..could send it in the mail.. but doubt it would get there in time..I think its best if you stay heavens you really do have a ton of snow..its been bitter cold here, far to cold to snow I fear.will light a candle for you.. keep warm.. and continue to take those photos.. i think that is the only way I am going to see snow this year..and yes I am so jealous.. I love snow.. just hate the cold..soft hugsHope


  7. Joe
    Dec 21, 2008 @ 20:48:02

    Oh no, a storm like that and running short of coffee creamer…that sounds like an absolute nightmare! I hope that somehow a miracle brings along something that will warm you up and satisfy the need for caffeine! BTW, I loved the pictures!


  8. Adrian
    Dec 21, 2008 @ 21:03:47

    That\’s a lot of snow! I would make the dash to the store before it gets worse.I\’m keeping warm here in N.E. Florida. It\’s clear at 56 deg. F. now, but it will get down to 37 deg. F. later tonight.Be safe and warm,Adrian


  9. Leona
    Dec 21, 2008 @ 22:01:10

    Okay here\’s the coffee, be careful it\’s piping hot with french vanilla creamer just the way you like it. (if only that were possible…I would) Hope you\’re doing okay otherwise.The snow looks pretty, but it does not sound like it is so pretty trying to live in and with it. Hope this weather is not doing you too terribly bad.


  10. Windows Live
    Dec 21, 2008 @ 22:40:48

    I\’ll trade the coffee and creamer for a steaming hot cup of hot chocolate w/marshwallows, a warm slow burning fire, and christmas music playing softly in the background. [To go with the snow outside, you see]. May your coffee wsh come true my friend, be warm & safe. Hoping you & yours are Blessed with Good Health & Happiness this festive season, Hugs B


  11. Theresa
    Dec 21, 2008 @ 23:11:58

    I started drinking my coffee black about a year ago. I heard that by leaving the cream out, I might lose a few pounds. LOL! Not sure about losing the pounds…if they went, they came right back, but the taste for black coffee stayed! Stay warm!


  12. Bonnie
    Dec 22, 2008 @ 09:17:15

    Hi Hero, or is it Heroine?( as you are a girl) Whatever. Well I understand the snow. We are STUCK in Framingham, Ma. it has been snowing since Friday. I think it is up to 2 feet now and colder than COLD!!!! We are probably NOT going to make it home for Christmas but rather be stuck here where we do not know anyone, not 1 single person….yet!To answer the question… Yeah go for it.


  13. sunee
    Dec 22, 2008 @ 10:17:30

    Oh goodness it looks just awful out there. Stay in and stay safe!


  14. Embrace
    Dec 22, 2008 @ 10:21:55

    Not sure what is wrong but I cant see your Images. I will have to come back. Stay safe and WarmSending Hugs to you and yoursMerry Christmas . . again.:)


  15. Cheryll
    Dec 22, 2008 @ 10:26:24

    Did you go for it? Or did you stay home??


  16. Unknown
    Dec 22, 2008 @ 10:45:29

    Holy SNOWballs Rhonda! That\’s a lot of snow. I don\’t want to sound rude but I am starting to think that Mother Nature has a message for you. Yup, and that message goes somewhat like this: "Up yours… like it or not, it\’s gonna snowww." But I do have to say that I am jealous. I do wish that we had more snow. Here\’s hoping that the weather will be kinder to you and soon.


  17. Amy
    Dec 22, 2008 @ 10:55:17

    Cheryll….Are you thinking what Im thinking???!!!


  18. Rhonda
    Dec 22, 2008 @ 11:50:06

    Okay Amy…don\’t go starting any more snowball fights…I just spent over an hour shoveling the driveway enough so that I could make a path to get out…I\’m too tired for a snowball fight now…LOL!!! Give me some time to recharge…geez…give a girl a break…Bonnie can you help me out here? Cheryll…yes I sure did go for it and what a wild ride…took me three hours to go to Walmart and get back but decided since I was there I would just do all the grocery shopping…BIG MISTAKE! I came out of Walmart and the snow was blowing so hard right at me that I couldn\’t even see the parking lot…had to keep pushing my alarm on my car for directions and have you ever tried pushing a shopping cart through snow??? God, I thought I was going to have to pick up the stupid thing and carry it…but hey, I\’m stocked up now and happy. And Seth…I agree with you, I\’ve done something to tick off Mother Nature for sure…34 inches of snow is a bit much…I keep telling her I got the message but she isn\’t done with me yet, there is more on the way!!!


  19. Sheila
    Dec 22, 2008 @ 11:57:45

    I\’d send you some coffee and french vanilla creamer but I\’m not a coffee drinker so I don\’t have any in the house. I hope you get a break from the storms long enough to stock up.


  20. Cheryll
    Dec 22, 2008 @ 12:07:47

    WOO HOOOOO!!!! You WENT FOR IT and you MADE IT!!!! YAHOOOOOooooo. Back home all snug as a bug in a rug. Thank God. (Amy, she\’s been through a lot – let\’s not start throwing snowballs just yet.)


  21. Embrace
    Dec 22, 2008 @ 12:23:50

    Im back and did you your Photo ..Wow Wonderfull light and is so Very Very BeautifulHave a Wonderful Day. Your space is so Beaituful. Only a very Graceful Lady could do this.Thats how I picture you.Sending Warm thoughts and Hugs


  22. Amy
    Dec 22, 2008 @ 12:42:53

    Fun Suckers! I went through alot yesterday and Im still weak….But do you hear me complaining….NO! Fine whatever, I will give you a day to recouperate. One day.


  23. Rhonda
    Dec 22, 2008 @ 13:43:16

    OMG…I\’ve been blessed by Amy with a day to recup…I am most grateful…LOL! Thanks Cheryll…at least I can count on you for a little sympthay and Bonnie loves me too…LOL!


  24. Amy
    Dec 22, 2008 @ 13:45:07

    You are welcome Rhonda….its a good thing that I like you. ::whispering.. .Dont let Cheryll fool you!:: But….Bonnie….now she is sincere.


  25. Angel eyes
    Dec 22, 2008 @ 14:09:54

    hate all this snow i tell you but you know Christmas eve we are supposed to having a high of 43 f and rain ill be singing in that rain oh yes angel eyes


  26. Cheryll
    Dec 22, 2008 @ 16:53:12

    Excuse me. Can anyone see my back? Is it bleeding? I can\’t tell. I\’m sure it must be. Can someone please look for me???


  27. Rhonda
    Dec 22, 2008 @ 18:08:02

    uuhhhhh…might be blood…not sure…hmmmmm…wanna take a look Amy?


  28. Terry
    Dec 22, 2008 @ 18:46:15

    Hope you made it safely. I\’ve had enough of the white stuff already here in Wisconsin too.Hugs, Terry


  29. Cheryll
    Dec 22, 2008 @ 19:59:15

    LOL LOL LOL, Rhonda. Yeah, AMY. WANNA TAKE A LOOK?????


  30. Cynical
    Dec 22, 2008 @ 20:17:03

    Hmm. I think it might be ketchup or spaghetti sauce. Do you have a very brazen and sloppily eating stalker?Peace, doc


  31. Cheryll
    Dec 23, 2008 @ 10:47:06

    I think if I had a very brazen and sloppily eating stalker, I would know it. I mean, SERIOUSLY. I would probably have caught a glimpse of him somewhere along the way, ESPECIALLY if he gets close enough to leave SPAGHETTI SAUCE on my back. ON THE OTHER HAND, if a certain someone (who shall remain nameless) should happen to sneak up behind me and STAB ME IN THE BACK while I\’m not looking, well . . . . . . I don\’t think I need to say any more.


  32. Amy
    Dec 23, 2008 @ 13:24:38

    No….thats blood….definetly blood!


  33. Amy
    Dec 23, 2008 @ 13:27:29

    Let me clean that for you….it looks NASTY. ::amy yelling:: "CAN SOMEONE GET ME THE RUBBING ALCOHOL" Ohhh this is gonna get ugly….


  34. Cheryll
    Dec 23, 2008 @ 13:28:41

    Yeah, and while you\’re busy cleaning the wound, could you go ahead and PULL THE KNIFE OUT, AMY???


  35. Amy
    Dec 23, 2008 @ 13:31:01



  36. Amy
    Dec 23, 2008 @ 14:11:11

    This might sting a little….


  37. Rhonda
    Dec 23, 2008 @ 14:25:09

    Oh my God…can\’t find a stick…will this bone I found work? I\’ll hold your hand Cheryl.


  38. Amy
    Dec 23, 2008 @ 14:32:15

    Yes….teehee…give her the bone!! Be careful she has nails…


  39. freckles
    Dec 23, 2008 @ 14:39:17

    oops ! oh my oh my !! that\’s really white !! take caremerry christmas ~x~


  40. Cheryll
    Dec 23, 2008 @ 16:47:52

    If the two of you keep this up, I\’m going to start with the snowballs.


  41. Rhonda
    Dec 23, 2008 @ 17:06:54

    Emma says, "did someone say snowballs?"


  42. Amy
    Dec 23, 2008 @ 17:08:51

    ::amy looking around:: Wasnt me!!


  43. Cheryll
    Dec 23, 2008 @ 23:12:17



  44. Rhonda
    Dec 23, 2008 @ 23:32:20

    uhhhhhh…that sounded like……a snowball???


  45. Amy
    Dec 24, 2008 @ 00:45:34

    No….it was probably just snow falling off a branch.


  46. Cynical
    Dec 24, 2008 @ 05:19:44

    Or a frog with a small squeeze bottle of catsup leaping and …..Peace, Doc


  47. Cheryll
    Dec 24, 2008 @ 10:18:58



  48. Rhonda
    Dec 24, 2008 @ 12:31:38

    Will someone please catch that frog?


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