A few days ago Provo had a nice snow storm.
It snowed all night long and into the next day.
It was really magnificent, but a little inconvenient.
I had to run a quick errand to the store and left my house.
When I returned it had snowed so much that it covered my driveway.
My driveway is also called "deathway", for obvious reasons:
It isn't paved and is very steep.
When it snows I hold my breath,
and pray really hard that I'll make it down or up alive.
Someday in the future we will get it paved and the ice-melt working,
and it will be wonderful.
But right now that project will happen probably when pigs fly.
I slid wildly down the hill, and my life flashed before my eyes.
Somehow I managed to stay on the road, and as
luck would have it I was only about 4 inches away from hitting the fire hydrant
at the bottom of the hill.
Frustrated, I unpacked Lottie from her car seat
and we began walking up the driveway
leaving the car stuck in the snow at the bottom.
On my way up to Fox Hill, I slipped landing right on my tale bone.
Lottie luckily landed on me, it hurt, but all in all no harm done.
I got up laughing and maybe crying a little, but also feeling really old.
I gathered myself and Lottie and started up the hill once more.
Seconds later I slipped again, this time I lay in the thick snow looking up
at the sky. I really hurt and really started to cry.
Mr. Nielson came to my rescue (thank goodness),
he told me to go inside that there was a fire waiting for us-
he'd get the car and bring it up for me.
I carefully walked the rest of the way up the hill in pain.
I turned around to admire my handsome hero just in time to see him slip
on his back. He got up quickly looking around hoping I hadn't seen him.
We had a good laugh at that one.
I finished off the afternoon making banana bread with Lottie
and a hot rice pack on my neck.
Ever since that incident, Lottie tells everyone that
"Mama slipped in the snow, fell on her back and then she cried".
I'm just glad I didn't say a bad word too.
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Christmas GIF Advent: Day 21 & 22
And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph,
and the babe lying in a manger.