We got quite the snow storm this past week. Our local weather man referred appropriately to it as thundersnow. It was really weird for me to hear a thunderstorm and see snow falling instead of rain. Of course we were in the area that got more of a thundersleet storm. What snow we got was packed tightly beneath a solid sheet of ice. There was about 21/2 to 3 inches of it but it was all solid ice.
The thunderstorm apparently scared Gess. My husband woke up to her standing over him with her safari adventure vest on. When asked what she was doing she told him that she was wearing her armor because of the lightning. The one thing that kept her courage up was the fact that it was snowing. She really wanted to make a snow man, but because of the ice that never happened. Poor kid. She kept looking at the snow not understanding how come I said she wouldn't be able to make a snow man, so she went out to play and figured it out. This snow wasn't going anywhere, but the icicles were cool!
Gess loves watching the weather and during the updates of the storm she noticed that schools were closed. When we went to do school that morning Gess informed me that school was canceled. I had to explain to her that was because kids who go to school could not get there due to the weather, but we were already at school so we would be doing it. However, I said that we get an extra bonus. Since we don't use any snow days at our school I give us what I call sun days. On a particularly nice day when we want to play instead of work, we will do so. I can't wait for spring so we can find that wonderfully beautiful day and decide to go to the lake, park or zoo instead of doing school.
The weather service has issued another storm warning for Monday. I have heard that we may get 3 to 6 inches of snow or we may get only rain. If we get snow I hope that its not all ice and that we get enough to make the snow man Gess is longing for. If we do, I will share it with you! If not, at least we are getting some moisture. It's something our drought ridden state desperately needs. So while I am personally not a fan of snow and cold, I know that we need the moisture so I will find a way to enjoy it either way. However, we will still have school and patiently wait for the right sun day to come along before we take a day off! What about you, do you take snow days off and play in the snow or wait for a nice sunny day instead? Of we do not take have to take any days off at all, but where is the fun in that?