Friday, February 12, 2010

Finally. Snow.

Growin' up, we always had a "snow day" or two every single year. We'd watch the news until the last minute before our bedtime, prayin' that our school would be on the list of school closings and the second we saw it was, we headed for bed anxious for the next day to get here already.



We'd get up at the ass crack of dawn and start layerin' the shit out of our clothes. We'd put ziploc baggies over our socks before we put on our shoes and then we'd head for the garage to grab a trash can lid so we could hit the hill in the neighbor's yard. We'd stay out for HOURS. Our fingers would damn near be fallin' off by the time we got back in. The thawin' out process was excruciating, but as soon as we had a bowl of ramen in our bellies and had somewhat regained the feelin' in our fingers, we headed right back out.



Man those were the days.

Now, whenever snow's mentioned on the news, it's in the EXTREME northern part of the state. We've only had a dusting a couple times over the years, and if it were anything more, it was all gone by the time mid-afternoon rolled around.....lame. Our kids just don't get to experience snow days......



...that was until this past weekend!


This weekend, we got enough snow for our kids to be able to actually have a snow day! Well, the boy kinda just looked at the snow and pushed it around with his foot before he headed back in the house to play video games, but the girl was out in it for hours. At first, it didn't even occur to me to grab my camera. I just wanted to get out and play.



I didn't last as long as I did when I was a kid though. With fingers and toes frozen and snot drippin' outta my nose, I went in to warm up a bit after just about an hour of bein' out. By the time I got back out with my camera, the girl had disappeared with her friends so I had to wait to get some pictures of her.


Here's a few pictures I took.....

Not the wisest choice in shoes, but my boots were still soaked so.....


.....and of course, like I said before, Tina LOVES takin' her baby wolf cat out when there's even the slightest bit of snow......

....and it was Wheezy's very first snow. She loved it. Our other two dogs could care less....but Wheezy ran around all pickin' up snow in her mouth and throwin' it up in the air.....it was the cutest thing ever.....

.....my snow man.....snow depresses him.....

The girl was playin' with her friends and the boy didn't wanna come out of his room.....so I played with dolls.....or doll heads...whatever.....

By the time I came back in, Wheezy was passed the fuck out. For a split second, I actually thought maybe she was dead. She just felt like the rest of us do after a long over due snow day.....

4 comments:

Loopy said...

Oooo!!! Please tell me the young'uns rode the trash can lid of doom!!!??
Or skateboard minus wheels?
There is NOTHING finer than hillbilly sledding!
Glad you guys finally got your snow! Yippie!

'Cuz I Felt Like It! said...

No trash can lids, but lids to crates we have....almost as good! The girl also pulled out her skateboard, but wouldn't let me take the wheels and trucks off....she said she wanted to skateboard in the snow....not snowboard....that didn't turn out so good!

Lori said...

That pic of wheezy is soooo awesome!

'Cuz I Felt Like It! said...

Thanks Lori! I get a lot of great shots of her.

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