We FINALLY have an official winter storm! Yay Missouri! I KNEW we had it in us to produce at least SOME snow! The funny thing is that when I was growing up in the 70’s and 80’s, there was ALWAYS snow. Tons of it. We made igloos like this one:
(this one wasn’t ours but this LOOKS just like it)
mountains hills in our back yard and got lost. By the time we made it home, we had frost bite. Oh and we didn’t die! lol We were better for the experience. We ice skated in the caves behind our house and we (even the adults) made bon fires at night so we could warm up when sledding down the hill by our house, in the dark. I can’t figure out why we don’t ave snow like we used to? In 1982, we had over 3 feet of snow. Most snow falls were over 6 inches. NOW? We’re lucky to get 3 inches and we’re ALSO lucky to get more than 2 snow falls during the winter.
I feel SO happy that we get to be snowed in today! Here’s a pic of when it was just getting started early this morning.
White out at 2:00 pm
white out now.
More snow and ice predicted and a weather emergency has been declared. We’re watching the traffic jam on the news now. I’m amazed that some employers forced their people to come in, especially when we were told YESTERDAY that MODOT wanted everyone OFF the roads by 10 am! They’re telling us that some employers didn’t care and wanted a regular work day. NOW people are trying to get home and are stranded on the highways. Some people have run out of gas, some people have just run off the road. I’m feeling pretty thankful that I don’t have to work.
It’s nice to stay snuggled under the blanket, where it’s warm and so close to the refrigerator! lol
““I love snow for the same reason I love Christmas: It brings people together while time stands still. Cozy couples lazily meandered the streets and children trudged sleds and chased snowballs. No one seemed to be in a rush to experience anything other than the glory of the day, with each other, whenever and however it happened”
― Rachel Cohn, Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares