Our Story :Snowman Date Part 1

I know I have been putting off the post on the snowman date for a while now. As I said before, I was out of the lovey-dovey zone and in the patriotic zone. 🙂 Today, I feel like getting back to it and telling you the rest of “our story”.  So here we go, as promised: Snowman date.

I always wonder if winter in the mid-west knows the days of the weeks. I say that because I have noticed a lot of times we have heavy snowfall starting on Friday or Saturday. The same happened on the weekend of the snowman date. It snowed heavily starting Thursday of the week. I thought maybe “D” will cancel it again, so I did not get my hopes up. I did not want to call him on Friday to check if we are still on because I am a girl and I am not supposed to call. 😉  I would rather wait, not knowing what we were going to do, than show him that I am looking forward to see him again. I want him to keep thinking that I am just doing this for him. 😉

He called me Saturday morning and said that the temperature was good outside, so we can play in the snow. He also said that the snow was the perfect consistency to make a snowman. I was super excited, but I did not let him know. He said he will come and pick me up around 2pm to go to the family farm. That worked out well for me, as I did not want to drive in the snow and search for a countryside address. I do not know if it is just my GPS or all of them, but it is difficult to find a countryside address. I got ready. I was wearing jeans, but I put on a cute top, and did my hair. I guess maybe D’s magic was finally working on me. I was waiting for his phone call since Thursday that week.

It was 2 pm, and D was at my place. He did all his regular gentleman stuff like helping me put my coat on, opening the car door etc. All the time I was thinking: “Wow. Is he going to do this for the rest of our life if we are together?” We reached the farm, and when we got out of the car there were bunch of cats. I was super scared. He somehow distracted all the beasts so I could go inside the house. I went inside the porch, and there was a door between the porch and the kitchen. The door has a small opening at its bottom for the cats to go in and out of the house as they please. I wanted to open that door, but then saw a huge dog poking out of the opening and barking at me. I was super freaked out. I am scared of dogs and cats. I am an Indian. When I was kid, I saw my mom treating patients with dog bites. They were given 14 injections around their belly button. That was scary even though I know American dogs are different from Indian dogs because they are all vaccinated. As soon as I see a dog, I go into defense mode and the logical side of my brain shuts off. I thought I was going to die that day. Those big, bad beasts are going to attack me. 🙂 My knight in shining armor came to my rescue. He opened the door and went inside and told his brother that I am scared of dogs. They locked him in a room so I could go in. We were standing around the island in the kitchen and talking. After some time, two or more cats and at least one dog entered the kitchen. I was back to my screaming mode. I was embarrassed to act like that, but I was really scared. The question popped in my mind, “how many animals do they have?”  I think they have probably 9 cats, (indoor and outdoor,) and at least 2 dogs. My knight in shining armor rescued me again. Of course, this time with the help of his brother and niece. One of his nieces told me that I should not feel bad because she does not like animals either. She was trying to make me feel better and not be embarrassed about the whole situation. I know, she is sweet.

We finally decide it is time to go out and have fun in the snow, but before we go we had to put on these dirty, (unclean,) looking winter overall suits called snow pants. I was thinking in my mind there is no way I am putting those on my cute outfit. “D” told me that if we are going to stay out so long our winter coats will not protect us, so we need to put on these overalls. I finally gave in because I don’t want to get frost bite. They know better than me. After all, they lived in this climate all their lives. In retrospect they kept nice and warm so, “D” was right.

We went out finally, and the girls (D’s nieces) and D’s brother came along with us. The girls got their sledding planks. On our way, we stopped by the barn, and the girls showed me their animals and new born lambs. They had horses and alpacas too. They were surprised that I was not afraid of horses and alpacas. I think I am only scared of carnivores/omnivores and not herbivores. I was actually very excited to see horses. I always wanted to learn horse riding since I was a little girl. That is not really possible for a common man in India. I was also surprised how the American barns also have animal poop like Indian barns. I think I was expecting them to be super clean. It is nice to know that barns are barns everywhere. Where ever you go, expect to see some poop. 🙂

We went to a place on the farm that had a hill and was covered by snow. We sled for over an hour, and then “D” started a snow fight. All we girls got on one team and defeated “uncle D”.

“Uncle D” learned the hard way that Karma bites you back. He started it. D’s brother then brought his snowmobile, and we all got to ride it. I just sat behind “D” because I did not know how to drive. We walked back to the house to get some hot chocolate and something to eat. I did not know this before that day, but hot chocolate gives you warmth in the cold weather.

The girls were tired and wanted to stay indoors. I was thinking maybe “D” will say let’s call it a day. I was kind of disappointed, but then “D” said “let’s go out and make the snowman”. Finally. 😉

-to be continued.

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  1. Sweet story 🙂

    BTW, I like your blog’s new look 😉

  2. Raina

     /  August 14, 2013

    Thank you. I kind of learned a trick. I wear my leather boots and hope if the dog tries to bite me it’s teeth will slip. That way it will not get a hold of my flesh. 🙂 If they sneak on me their fur will not touch my skin directly. I also am trying to overcome the fear by touching the top of their heads when “D” holds them. It is really embarrassing because most of D’s family and friends have dogs and cats. I feel I am inconveniencing them when ever I visit because they have to lock the animals away. The animals keep scraping and knocking on the doors. I also feel like I am offending them, because most people in US consider dogs as a part of their family.
    I am really trying to work on it.

  3. So sweet! Love these stories…
    Don’t worry, you will come around to dogs, they are the friendliest of animals – “man’s best friend” 🙂


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