She Had Eight Weeks to Work on Her Final Essay, a Period of Intense Craftsmanship That Resulted in This Opening: ‘Are kids still talking to their parents? Well, some are but most don’t talk the old fashion way or the way they should, they now talk to their parents through texting and emails and once in a while, if you are lucky, a phone call (most likely from a cell phone)’

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  1. Kylie w Warszawie says:

    LOL at the abominable snowman line!

    Send some of that snow our way, would you? We’d like to play!

  2. Jeni says:

    That last picture -that would be me if I ventured out in the snow for even a very brief (i.e. extremely short) walk! I do not envy you trying to grade papers, not in the least!

  3. Vodka Mom says:

    That was incredible!!!

    Let it snow……….

  4. Shania says:

    Silas would be beside himself if we got any snow at all, much less 9 inches!

  5. Auntie Kirsten says:

    I love the toothlessness! 🙂

  6. furiousBall says:

    and this, my friends is why Jocelyn’s Indian name is “donut foot”

  7. Balou says:

    I love those monster footprint things! What a fun way to restart the gray matter.

  8. Chantal says:

    that is a LOT of snow. We are buried here too. Today it looks all Marchy with melting dirty snow everywhere. Hopefully we will get some fresh stuff to cover this up. I LOVE those bear claws.

  9. Trooper Thorn says:

    There are times when Xmas pressure gets too great when I also think “Santa can keep the buckers” (or something close to that).

  10. Jazz says:

    The toothlessness is adorable. But he knows that doesn’t he?

  11. franki says:

    “I’m only six on the inside.”

    I so feel you.

    If I lived where you live, someone would kill me because my constant whining about how cold I am would drive someone to murder.

    Yeah, I know that sentence sucked.

  12. movin' down the road says:

    I am just WAITING for snow to cross country ski. Just talking with my friend today about it! Chomping at the bit!

  13. Becky Cazares says:

    English Composition was, so far, my only truly awkward class (as I make my way through college for the first time at age 52). I felt great empathy for my poor professor – a doctor in rhetoric, no less. All of the above subjects were examined and re-examined by my classmates and likely by countless students in his second class as well. I cannot imagine trying to maintain a consistent attention span while reading more than 60 of these tomes. My polemic touched on the subprime mortgage mess so nothing new there either! Sigh!

  14. Em says:

    Star Wars Legos…yessss.

    Sorry, inner child popped his head out there.

    Brrr…sure looks cold your way. Glad we are still having some days in the 50’s!

  15. lime says:

    i have no doubt that student essay-induced brain clots are far more dangerous than the brain cloud tom hanks suffered in joe vs. the volcano. i suspect they could be as potentially dire to one’s mental health as rice sized blood clots in the legs are to one’s physical health.

    i am deeply grateful you spared us either your physical or mental impairment (which would result in an interruption to your blogging) by romping in the yeti dander. who else would i know to ask santa for bear claws. i really want a pair now.

  16. the cubicle's backporch says:

    I was crackin’ up with your suggestion that he waves his arms madly to stop any 18 wheelers. too funny!!

  17. citizen of the world says:

    Wow, look at all that snow! Glad you tore yourself away from the student writing to enjoy it.

  18. chelle says:

    Ooo so much snow fun!

    I so do not miss college essays!

  19. Anette says:

    Excellent post! I love the winterly pictures and I can just imagine the cold cheeks of the toothless bigfoot! Good luck with the paperwork, hopefully you are through them soon!

  20. flutter says:

    I will call you many things, but I refuse to call you Tiffany.

  21. heartinsanfrancisco says:

    Wait! Katie Holmes and Victoria Beckham are friends?

    Ok, then. How ’bout them toofs?

  22. choochoo says:

    Everyone skiis better than me. Doesn’t matter how old they are…

  23. Pam says:

    “You can keep the buckers” is now in my vocabulary repertoire. Many thanks to your son.

  24. phd in yogurtry says:

    Toofs? Buckers? I seriously thought he was talking about some kind of snow shoe apparel. I’m not kidding. I am a bit slow on the uptake.

  25. Lone Grey Squirrel says:

    You do seem to enjoy winter! Another enjoyable post and a wonderful window to life in your corner of this warming planet!

  26. Glamourpuss says:

    Just reading about marking essays makes me shudder…


  27. pistols at dawn says:

    Just for the title alone, brilliant. Also, this juxtaposition of life/work seems bucolic and harmonious in a world usually colicky and off-key.

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