Snow is expected tonight and tomorrow an as I write this a few flakes are flashing past my window. We're not supposed to get much - two to four inches, they say - but of course people have already run to the store for bread and milk, eggs and *whispers* toilet paper.
Why? I can understand going to get dog food. Seriously, I had to do this. The dogs wouldn't have let me back into the house if I didn't have dog food.
But I already had milk. And eggs. Yet I felt compelled by the memory of last year's seventeen inch snowfall when they had predicted ....you guessed it.....two to four inches. All I could think was that if this "dusting" turned into a whallop, we'd not make it through the whine of "But how come I can't have hot chocolate?" "Why can't I have a sandwich?"
So I went to the grocery store. Not a pretty sight. I have a friend who works in the grocery biz. They tell me that the trucks roll up in the winter months with even more regularity than in the other parts of the year, and if snow is predicted, the bread man comes twice. He knows that if he has the shelves filled, he'll sell his wares fast and sell a LOT of bread. There were no carts. The checkers were busy as the proverbial one-armed-paper-hangers (what a visual, when you think about it!), and everyone looked grim at the prospect of snow, and no school, and figuring out ways to keep everyone busy and happy.
So they've now announced a two hour delay for schools. Why? I can get there. Most parents not only CAN, they WILL. We want our kids in school. We have jobs to do, and errands to run.
It's still snowing. I guess I'd better figure out where the boots and hats are. It looks like we're all about to have a SNOW DAY!!!!
So what's on the agenda when you have a snow day? Snowmen and hot chocolate? Snowball fights? Sledding?
Or does it not snow where you are? What shuts schools in your area if it's warm and temperate? Every climate and region has something that's the equivalent of a snow day, what's yours?
Our household is going to eat a leisurely breakfast, shovel our way to the curb and get the driveway cleared, then roll off to school at the appointed hour. Already in the works are a full-scale snowball battle. Lines have been drawn....
(Sorry this was posted late, everyone! We had power flickers and outright outages and I couldn't get online to tell my post to post! Thanks Nancy!)