We are just burrowing out of the first Blizzard of 2010! Yes, in our fair city and demographic location of the United States....SNOW is somewhat rare. We love it...we can't get enough of it (really our cap is about 3-5 inches)...we boost the economic food industries (i.e. groceries, carry-out pizza)...and we snuggle into our homes like a bear for winter. Snow is such a rare occasion we drum roll the event just like it was a ga-zillion little rock stars. We take oodles of photos....and dream of making snow cream (operative word being "dream", for the snow is so minimal, a thimble of snow would certainly contain dirt)...and we thoroughly enjoy the occasion just as if it were a long lost friend coming home.
Reality of our snow....
1. It is unfortunately not even considered a "snow day", it only lasts about 15 hours.
2. Everyone anxiously awaits the arrival of the fluffy flakes with school and business closings, and grocery shopping.
3. I too, was found in aisle 5 of my local grocer with three other women all staring at the canned beans shelves and wondering if baked beans would be good in chili....for all appropriate chili beans had been purchased...there must have been a sea of chili made on Thursday night.
4. My daughter immediately grabbed the trash can lid to sled down the driveway, only to have the pebble stone grind the handle off of it.
5. Our puppy resorts to relieving herself on the front porch for fear of getting her feet cold.
6. My area was predicted to to receive 1-2 inches...in reality it was barely a dusting.
I love snow....or maybe I love snow for one day....for within 24 hours, we were eating dinner at Macarroni Grill.
We found chili beans at the Quick Mart gas station. We had chili!
This is it....the Blizzard of 2010!