Spring = Snow

Its been about a month since I last posted.

I managed to download pictures from my new camera……..finally!

Spring has finally arrived, and if you’re in the Pacific Northwest, then you know that the weather has rarely been Spring-like.

Especially, on the day after the first day of Spring.  I woke up early to make the coffee and when I went downstairs, I happened to glance out of the window and that is when I noticed that the world outside was completely white.   I ran back upstairs and told Kevin “It snowed!”, to which he woke up rather quickly and looked out the window and then cheered!  If it snows enough that even the buses aren’t running, then he can stay home.   There were very few cars trying to drive down the street (and they were large trucks with 4 wheel drive).    Then, I tried to coax my kids out of bed with the news of snow.  Well, they weren’t that excited, and wanted to sleep in (That’s my gene pool kicking in there.  When I was a young adult living at home, on snow days, my mother would burst into my room and wake me up singing, “It’s snowing!!!” and open my curtains.  I was not ready to wake up at that time).  My kids used to love to go out and play in the snow.  Now, they’d rather stay indoors and be warm and dry, hoping that their mother would give them a day off of school (which I did).

So since it was an off day, I made pancakes!  The kind with chocolate chips in them!  My husband was very glad to have a snow day and stay home!

After breakfast, I figured that if my family is getting a day off, then I should be able to relax (within reason as some household chores still needed to be done).  I like to put together puzzles.   I had bought a puzzle a few weeks ago and now seemed like a good time to put it together.   Then for lunch, the  “wet-weather-cozy-food” menu called for tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches!

The snow lasted for another two days (usually it’s melted by noon, so this was rare)  and by then, the roads were clear. The puzzle is finished, and we’re waiting for the real, hopefully sunny, Spring weather to arrive.

Elizabeth

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