We had our first real snow of the season today. We had a… something… a couple of weeks ago that resulted in there being snow on the peak, but a day or two later, it had melted again.
This was the snow that felt like a brisk wind yesterday, a cold wind today, that turned into little snow pellets about the size of Nerds candy, that then turned into big fluffy flakes like in the cartoons. It started sticking to the grass and to the car hoods when, sadly, it stopped snowing. It’s back to this weird drizzly thing that happens just a little too often to rely on “intermittent” windshield wipers, but not quite often enough to put it on the lowest regular setting. But that’s just an indicator. I’ve got a good feeling about this. We’re going to have a storm soon.
I can’t wait. Fuzzy pants, fuzzy blankets, fuzzy hoodie, fuzzy kitties, and maybe a glass of something to contribute to feeling fuzzy while the snow comes drifting down from the grey sky and softly and quietly turns the outdoors into a great excuse to not have to leave the house for a week.
A long weekend here or there, visits from and to friends and family… why, now that I think about it, this is the last “normal” weekend we’re scheduled to have for a while. Soon we’ll have our biggest reason to not listen to the Christmas music station evaporate before our eyes, we’ll be going over to the sister’s for the big meal, and drive home past the people in tents camped out in front of the Best Buy.
So, quick! We have to do normal things while we can! Friends coming over for dinner! Go to a movie theater on a date! Sit on the couch and try not to think about how you won’t be able to just sit on the couch like this until after capital-T The capital-H Holidays! Hurry! Sit on the coucher!
Well, after going to the various stores around town, of course.
So… what’s on your docket?
(Image is “Play” by Clare Briggs. Used with permission of the Briggs estate.)