It Snowed!

January 17, 2008 at 7:47 am 4 comments

Just a little.

Enough to be pretty. 

The house is dark, midnight black.

There is a blue-glue off fallen snow.

I am slow to wake, curling in bed, willing a warm blanket to keep me warm.

The dog begins to wimper to be let off the porch to “go”.

I dial up the local TV newscast on my radio, fancy contraption that it is, and…

school is running, on time.

ARG

Just so you know, that ruins the whole blue-snow moment; Boy Wonder throwing up isn’t helping much either.

Hey!  At least I’ll get one child to stay home and play games with! 

Update:  Ya’ll.  I know, this is very exciting.  I have jury duty today.  It just keeps killing my snow blue.  Thank goodness I called “E” or I would have totally forgotten in my winter wonderland dreaming.  They’ve added every county all the way around us, and yet…we run on time.  Wouldn’t you just know it?

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  • 1. Misty  |  January 17, 2008 at 10:13 am

    I was kinda disappointed too, though glad that Meg felt better enough to go to school for 100th day of school.

    Sorry for your sick one. Must be going around, though Meg’s was only a 24 hour thing, so hopefully his will be shortlived too.

  • 2. Jenn  |  January 17, 2008 at 11:27 am

    Out here we don’t get snow days. Last winter we had 11 inches of snow on a Sun afternoon and school was running on Monday. My kiddos were so disappointed. Hopefully you get to enjoy the beauty before it all turns brown and yucky!…or disappears!


    Maggie:
    No snow days? Where do you live, Arizona?

    We have so many hills and shaded road areas with steep drop-offs, the buses would never make their rounds and folks couldn’t safely drive.

    When I was little and lived in Illinois, it was a “city school” and most of us walked…we went on and had school. They salted the walks and we trudged on in…one foot of snow, two feet…didn’t matter. I got nailed in the side of the head by a snow ball one day. I squaled so loud and stomped off so mad…it hurt! The boy ran and caught up with me and told me he was sorry, but it didn’t matter too much. I was so ill with him! BOYS!

  • 3. Heather C  |  January 17, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    We had a snow day Monday… and it looks like another tomorrow. I’m glad for it, though… our economy really depends on it here. 🙂 (NH)

    Sorry you couldn’t just curl up with a good book and enjoy snuggling down… bummer!

    Heather

  • 4. Ann G  |  January 17, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    Hope you got to enjoy the snow in some way!!! Snow is great and its what I miss most about living in Texas..winter just isn’t the same without SNOW to play in and freeze your hands off making snowballs and snowmen…..

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