Sunday, February 5, 2012

Snow Day: Wait It's Winter? Who Knew

It's been the strangest winter in these parts. In fact, it's barely seemed like winter at all.  Last Monday, it was nearly 70 degrees so Miss M and I walked to the elementary school and picked up Miss A after school. By midweek, they were forecasting a "winter storm event" even though we were setting another record and we were playing outside.

Thursday when I went grocery shopping for the weekend ahead, it was as if the world was coming to an end. The Grocery store was packed at 10:30 a.m. Really.  I've never seen so many people at Trader Joe's either.  I told my husband all I wanted was some wine for the Super Bowl.  I'm thinking that the grocery stores were paying off the weather forecasters telling them to illicit fear in the people and send them shopping for supplies.  Wouldn't it be a shame to run out of Wheat Thins?

Friday night, they were forecasting anything from 12 to 24 inches of snow and something very "dangerous" called Thunder Snow!  Really scary sounding, isn't it?  Of course, it didn't happen.  We ended up with a measly 10 inches of snow. Nothing really.  Way more than we've had lately, but not a blizzard or Armageddon.

That didn't stop the kids from having a blast playing in the snow on Saturday afternoon.  It really was the perfect snow for playing and the temps were warm enough that you could actually enjoy some time outside making snowmen (that is Walter with the girls), sledding, and even shoveling the driveway.  Mr C even trekked through the neighborhood to a friends' house to watch movies.  We told him to put his name in his pocket in case he got lost in a snow bank, but he didn't!

It was a great snow day with tons of homemade hot chocolate, no plans forcing us to venture out of the neighborhood, and time to start some new knitting projects while watching movies! 

If this is winter, it's not too bad.  Of course, those 70 degree temps are welcome to return anytime.

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