The local weather dudes and duddettes have been screaming 4 inches of snow since Sunday. Now we're up to 8 inches and it's supposed to start this afternoon. Woo Hoo!!!!! Hallelulah, Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition. I WANT SNOW!!!! I WANT TO SLED DOWN A HILL LIKE WHEN I WAS IN THIRD GRADE! I WANNA MAKE A BIG SNOW MAN!!!
The last time I saw significant snow was the year we lived in Buffalo, NY in 1994. Buffalo knew how to do snow!(over 100 inches that year) But, they also knew how to do lake effect snow and whiteouts and nothin' says prayin' like being on an interstate in NY and all of a sudden you have a whiteout. You can't see, you can't pull off the road because you will be hit by another car. Michael and Kiereney were like 7 and 8 and we were on the way back from Illinois after Christmas. Luckily Roger, the Buffalo snow native, was driving and refused to stop. We drove an hour under these conditions until we could find an exit. By the time we found the exit, it was lifting so Roger pressed on(why I ended up marrying him after refusing to stop for the night remains to be known). The kids are always throwing up to me the classic quote from that night that I said ad nauseum to them, "Pray babies, pray!" as we creeped through the whiteout. I knew life as we knew it was over. I hold the record for warp-speed Hail Mary's and Our Fathers.
But I don't hold grudges...I STILL LOVE SNOW!
So I'm watching and waiting and preparing.
Order groceries to be delivered this afternoon-check!
Walk to Walgreens before the snow starts and pick up our prescriptions-getting there!
Saturday could get interesting...St. Louis is having their big Mardi Gras parade and it's a guaranteed disaster in the making plus Obama will be holding a rally there the same day. Anyone with sense would stay home, work on their quilt, read and watch movies. Roger has sense. I have the "but this might be the future President and I wanna shake his hand!" Delusional, delusional, delusional. Maybe it's the inner child wanting to do it....yeah, let's go with that.
Think snow for me...pretty please.
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