If you ask me, snow days seem a lot colder as an adult! Or maybe it's just the lack of adrenaline that comes from knowing you get to miss school! Either way, it snowed like crazy today.. and, while I didn't get a full snow day from work, we did get to close up about 1:00.
It's always fun to start a weekend early! In fact, it may be the first snow day I've gotten since living in Arkansas. Growing up in Illinois, we got our fair share. Of course, we paid for it by having to go to school in June. However, the snow days up there were always merited... usually whiteout conditions or wind chills way, way below zero. To me, that's a snow day.
Snow days as I remember them. The masked crusader is my little sister.
Taken around 1987 when we lived in Chicago.
I sometimes laugh at what constitutes a snow day down here. However, today would certainly qualify. It sleeted all morning and changed to snow around lunch. The forecast said between 2 and 8 inches. I remember thinking "Meh! It will probably just be another dusting." Considering we got about 3 inches in about 3 hours, perhaps they weren't exaggerating!
So, how did I spend my snow day? First, I shot a few photos...
The wind kicked up quite a bit by mid-afternoon... at times it was big, fluffy flakes. Other times were a mix of sleet and snow.
Add "Bonsai tree" to the things I am not responsible enough to own
Ice on the trees at my parents' house (later in the evening).
Then a few videos... (Please excuse the narration on the first one. It seemed like a good idea at the time. Turns out I sound like a Fraggle.)
(By the way, that's not some sort of bionic pumpkin on my porch! More like Styrofoam Halloween decor that I still haven't put away.)
Then I had a bowl of my grandma's chili... a snow day requirement!
Now, I'm about to go make some hot chocolate and wrap up in my Snuggie! Tomorrow, the temp won't get much above freezing, so the snow will stick around. Without the benefit of snow removal equipment here, the roads will still be slick and everyone will stay home and attempt to build a snowman Who knows, maybe I'll even see another idiot driving a 4 wheeler down the road with a child on a sled in tow behind him. Seriously.
So, here's to staying warm (and alive, 4 Wheeler Guy) and the power staying on. And Mother Nature, while I appreciated the snow day today, that'll do for this year. Please send Spring along. Thanks!!