I thought that I lived in the deep south where the winters were short, just a tad cold and snow was just something people wished for so that dreams of a white Christmas could be had. Last night, here in Atlanta we were blanketed with about 6-inches of snow and then today we got freezing rain on top of it. Anyone who knows me at all knows that I do *not* like winter, cold weather, snow, being out in the white stuff and shoveling… Fuggedaboutit!
Usually when it snows here in Atlanta it’s just a dusting and within a few hours it all melts. Unfortunately we’re not expecting to see temps above freezing until maybe Tuesday afternoon if we’re lucky, and then just barely above freezing and for only a few hours. It may be Saturday before we get above freezing so that the stinking snow and ice can melt!
I decided that it was better to only have a thin sheet of ice to deal with instead of six-inches of frozen solid icy snow so I got out early before the freezing rain started and cleared off my car, shoveled the walkway to the front door and cleared enough of the driveway to get in and out. It may be a few days though before we actually venture out but at least it’s done. So you ask where’s Eammon for all this shoveling? Well Eammon is sitting pretty and warm in a lovely hotel room in Houston…Okay so really he’s working hard and in meetings all day and night but he’s away from the cold and the snow for the week and didn’t have to participate in my shoveling adventure the southern way*.
After a morning playing in the snow it was time to warm up with hot chocolate and lunch followed by a few rounds of Just Dance. Once all the children were full and warm they headed back outside for more playtime.
By 4PM, after being outside for seven+ hours, the children were done, tired and hungry. Anne and I put together a nice dinner from food we had on hand and what we both had in our freezers so we all ate and played until it was time for bed.
All the main roads are a sheet of ice and the secondary roads haven’t been plowed and are thick iced over snow. School for tomorrow has already been cancelled and we won’t be venturing out anywhere so another fun day of play for all the children.