Thursday, January 12, 2012

Snow Day!

To every day, there is a season.  Yesterday, here in Missouri, it was like an early spring day and the kids were outside in light jackets and sneakers swinging on the swings.  What a difference 24 hours can make!

Today, the season is most definitely WINTER!  We haven't gotten a lot of snow but what we did get was enough to cause accidents and road closures all around the St. Louis area!  Schools canceled, and some folks trying to get in to work, literally turned around and headed back home!  There is a lot of black ice on the roads around the area so most folks have hunkered down at home.  The wind is howling and the birds are having a blast trying to land on the bird feeder just outside my front window!  The actual temperature outside is like 8 degrees, but factor in the windchill and it is about 0!  Just a tad bit of a shock to go from almost 60 to this!  Invigorating?  You betcha!

Elizabeth and I decided to brave the cold and head outside to check on the living lawn ornament (also called Jake the Great horse).  We gave him extra grain and made sure the water heater was on.  Then Elizabeth decided she just had to try sledding down our hilly yard.  Even with the grass sticking up through the snow, it is slick enough that she made quite a few successful runs!  Victory!  She came back in to the house smiling and rosy cheeked!

I just want to feel my toes again!

Oh and the forecast for the weekend?  Highs back up in the 50's.  Welcome to Missouri.  The seasons are suffering from identity crisis!  Hee hee hee!

1 comment:

  1. So true! I made my way to Pacific (MO) which is only about 6 miles or so. It took me 45 minutes and then cars were not able to make the small hills. They were actually sliding backwards down the hills and I had to dodge them. Well, I turned around and went straight back to Robertsville/Catawissa in 4WD, low range first gear to get up my hill and into the garage! Thank goodness vacation days started up again at work.