30 January 2010

This Is My Kind of Global Warming!

We are actually having *real* winter here in the South this year! And this weekend is turning out quite differently than planned.

First of all I took my kiddos to a birthday party for a friend. We left the house in a light wintry mix of snow and ice. We drove back home in a quite heavy wintry mix and solid sheets of ice on large bridges. Driving in winter weather in the South is always an adventure. LOL

I think our whole regional area might own 3 snowplows. And we don't salt the roads, we sand them. So mostly everyone just makes a huge grocery store run and stays home during winter weather. It's safer that way:)

Vince and I were supposed to take the kiddos over to my parents' house for them to spend the night, then we were going to come back and spend a romantic evening in. But that didn't happen. The snow was coming down even harder at my parents' house than at ours.

So I bundled up the kiddos and sent them out to enjoy the snow. I brewed myself some Constant Comment tea and enjoyed watching them play their little hearts out. They were adorable!

I decided to whip up some chili and my sweet hubby agreed to get out and go to the store for me to get a few kitchen essentials. When he came back he said the shelves at the store were looking pretty bare. heehee

So we are snuggled in for the night, maybe most of the weekend. We're supposed to be heading to Oklahoma City on Sunday, but that remains to be seen. They have even more snow and ice than we do.
Meanwhile, I am loving watching the soft snow fall to the ground and pile up like marshmallow fluff.


Lisa said...

Looks like fun! I wish we'd get that much snow around here. Maybe you could send it this way when ya'll get tired of it all :)

steviewren said...

Oh to be young and full of wonder again...oh to be young and full of energy.

Your snowfall is beautiful! Enjoy...it missed us here.

Betsy said...

They certainly look like they are enjoying it! We northerners forget that it isn't a common occcurrance for you guys down there! ha!

Lora said...

Yes, we Southerners see snow so rarely that everything just stops and we all play in it! This one was really big for here, too, watching it come down reminded me of the snows when I was growing up in OH.