Saturday, December 29, 2012

Day Out Cut Short By White Stuff

Call me crazy, but I really think I have some kind of cosmic snow power.  Don't laugh!  I'm totally serious.  The first time was a fluke, but twice in one week I've made a request about snow...and it's happened.

On Christmas Eve, the weather gave a forecast that there was a 100% chance of snow on Christmas Day.  Not just for a bit of snow, either.  There was a winter storm warning and everything saying that we'd be getting anywhere from 2-6" of the stuff.  Especially at my parents' house, which is south of me.  They were forecasted to get even more than we were supposed to get at my house.

I sat at my computer and I asked for no snow.  As much as I love snow, I am terrified of having to travel in it.  Because I was traveling to and from my mom's over Christmas, I begged that the snow go around us.  And you know what?  It did.  While I stayed tuned to the weather, watching the radar right over the top of us supposedly bringing down inches of snow, not a single flake fell over my parents' house or my house.  The snow ended up going around us.

Then, yesterday, I sat at my computer and asked the weatherman to send snow.  OK, technically I asked for snow on New Year's Day... but I still asked for it.

Yesterday, there wasn't a single percentage chance of snow when we left our house.  It was supposed to be partly cloudy all day.  Cold, but no precipitation.

We had to go out yesterday to get the scheduled service done on my car before I have to go back to work.  The car was going to be in the shop for a couple of hours, so Hubby, Jelly, and I went and ran some errands.  We had some lunch, we went and did some shopping, and as we were coming out of Wal-Mart I noticed some white stuff falling from the sky.  Just a few flurries.  Nothing major.  By the time we drove from Wal-Mart across the street to the gas station, it was coming down heavier...not sticking, but really coming down.

We made a quick drive to the dealership to pick up my car.  We could barely see in front of us it was coming down so hard.

It took all of 20 minutes to drive from the dealership to my house.  I wasn't really scared at that point, because even though the snow was really coming down, the roads weren't getting covered.  That started to change the closer I got to my house.  By the time I got to the road that leads to my house, this had happened...

I was so happy I was only 2 minutes from my house, because my blood pressure started to get a little high.  Remember, I'm terrified of driving in the snow.  And before anyone says anything about me taking pictures while I was driving - I didn't.  I grabbed my phone and turned on the camera and just clicked it.  I didn't have to look at the phone at all to do that.

By the time we got in the house and unpacked our stuff - maybe 5 minutes later - I took this picture out of the front door..

 It stopped snowing shortly after that, and that's as much as we got... but it's about an inch.

It boggles my mind that on a day that there's a 100% chance of snow, we get none.  On a day with 0% snow?  Yeah, we get an inch of it.

Of course, it's a little earlier than I had requested, but I'm not going to complain.  It was nice to curl up on the couch yesterday afternoon and just enjoy it.  Of course, I have to go pick up Peanut and Butter from my parents' house today - and I hope there's no ice on the roads...that won't be good.

I probably won't get the snow I requested for New Year's Day, now... but it's OK.  I've had two weeks off, I should be happy about that.  At least we got some snow this year... last year was so warm it was more like spring all winter.  Besides, winter is just getting started.  There's plenty of time for more snow.  My birthday is in a month... maybe we'll get some then, right?

I've decided that this is officially my last day of doing nothing.  I have to go out and get the kids later, but other than that I'm not doing anything.  Tomorrow and Monday I'm going to get busy getting all of my work done for back to school.  Tuesday, I'll be busy doing laundry and cleaning.  Then it's back to work I go on Wednesday.

Even though I'll be a busy bee over the next few days, there's still plenty of time left to enjoy.  Once the kids are all home there will be new games and toys to open and try out, movies to watch, and hot chocolate to drink.

I'm going to make the most of the last few days of this break...and then I start my new year off with a BANG!


1 comment:

  1. We were shocked when it started snowing here, too!!!! Where did THAT come from???? Glad it wasn't a whole lot more -- just enough to be pretty!


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