We haven’t had much snow this winter, something that I’d normally be okay with. But the combination of me not having to commute anywhere, and us having a toddler with a new sled to try out had me actually wishing for snow. So of course we got to February with only 5” on record, all of which came with a rain storm which meant it was mushy and gross, and melted the next day.
It’s officially winter here. This past weekend we pretty much hibernated at home while we got some snow, then some ice, and then some rain, and then everything froze and it’s currently below zero here. Ugh. Once upon a time, I did say that I wanted a winter baby. And for a lot of reasons, I’m happy that worked out. It’s actually dark out when I go to bed, which makes a 6pm bedtime way easier. On the flip side, it’s also dark in the mornings and pretty hard to stay awake and get moving. I no longer feel guilty about not leaving the house on days I just want to cuddle on the couch all day, but on the days I do want to go somewhere, I’m left trying to bundle up a tiny baby who hates being cold, and I’m also freezing as I try to deal with car seats and loading junk into the car.
I don't want to talk about it. Nope. I'm so over it, so done with it, I just want it to go away. So I won't talk about how since my last post, we got another storm which dumped 30+ inches of snow. I also won't talk about how today we're supposed to get ANOTHER storm today. I'm ready to jump back on a plane with a baby and run to Florida because I would rather deal with flying than shoveling at this point. I'M DONE!
So instead, I'm going to focus on a few small moments that have happened lately.
Despite declaring that I was done with winter, especially after a week in sunny Florida, winter has decided it's not done with us. In the form of some pretty big, back-to-back storms. First there was a wind and rain storm that knocked out a lot of power and flooded many areas (although we were mostly fine). Then there was a mini snow storm, but the snow melted by the time I got home from work. That wasn't that bad either.
So we have some snow. A lot of snow.
A few days ago we had no snow on the ground and now we have almost two feet. For a while, the snow had been light and fluffy, which was helpful for shoveling, but not great for playing. Finally, one night Tom came running into the house. I'd been napping, and he'd been out shoveling.
Although it's snowed a few times already this winter, I'm declaring this our first official snow storm of the new house. Topping in at around 7 inches at our snow stake, I'm pretty sure this isn't going to disappear overnight like the rest of the show we've had this season so far.
While I'm not a huge fan of snow, I will say that having a house makes me enjoy it a lot more than living in an apartment does. I'm not sure Tom will agree with this, since he has the added task of shoveling, but just look how pretty it is!
We didn't get a lot of snow yesterday. What we got, though, was pretty snow. The winter wonderland, this is what I wish for when I wish for a white Christmas, snow. It came down in soft flakes all day yesterday and covered our bare streets and trees.