12.19.2009

Winter Wonderland

Have I mentioned my love of snow? Nope, because I don't love it! I think it is beautiful and nice to look at, but I don't want to play in it. That is not the case for hubby and Little Hauss. Hubby has always liked it and loves to ski, have snowball fights, etc. I prefer to sip cocktails, sit by the fire, and watch from a window!!!

Well, we are in the middle of the mother of all snowstorms ever since I've lived here. We had a big one back in 1996, but I don't think we got this much (this fast). The record was in 1969 at 14 inches (in December) and we are well on our way past that now. Last night on the late news we were already at 10 inches and it is still falling! Our little town has made the national weather (Gigi called to tell us that we were on the Weather Channel). It will definitely be a white Christmas.

This is about an hour and a half after it STARTED....I swear the sky opened up and we endedwith about 3 inches in 2 hours or less!

He is going to have so much fun today!!! The dogs wouldn't come in last night. Our baby girl Zoey has always loved the snow!!! I'll try to get some video of her today!

video

Now, this is all fun and games, but let me tell you how scared I was coming home. My plan was to work all day yesterday, but after learning of the weather, I was going to leave early (the school was going to close at 4) and it was expected to start at 12. I thought if I could wait until 2 (after nap) I'd be fine! Oh my!!!! I have a subaru and its all wheel drive, but nothing prepared me for the drive home!

The snow started around 2:15. By the time I left work, made it to the daycare and we were on our way, it was nasty outside. Cars were slipping and sliding and wrecking! I was nervous. I went one way and there were cars just stopped (on a gradual incline) but it was around the curve, so I couldn't see what was going on. I turned around and then went the other way. I didn't think that all the way through because there is a steeper hill and a curve that could be dangerous! That was a mess and I finally made a decision to go for it...THANK GOODNESS the car in front of me kept going! I didn't attempt to turn on my street and pull in the driveway. I parked in front of our neighbors house and let hubby go get it! He loves driving in this stuff! LH did a great job and I didn't let on how scared I was. He was more worried about his toys he got at the Christmas party - so he was content! I got home around 4 and will not be leaving anytime soon! Thank goodness I have painting and cooking to keep me busy. AND we have tons of movies to watch! I think this will be a great family weekend! We need it - a chance to slow down after how busy we've been! So, for that I do love the snow!

Oh, and even though I didn't get to my girls night out, I did have my White Christmas Cosmos!