Wow, my last post was January 1. I guess "blogging more" as a resolution isn't working out so great, huh? You know, sometimes you just don't have anything to say. I'm thrilled that life is calm around here. Nothing out of the ordinary. No master menus coming out of my kitchen. No fabulous parties, no exciting nights on the town. There's just not that much going on around here and I'm glad.
The biggest excitement we've had around here is 3 - 4" of snow on Thursday night. Living in NC, you either get it or you don't. We get excited about the snow. We hear that there is a chance of wintry precipitation and we talk about it non-stop until the said day arrives. The day before, we rush to the grocery to buy all the bread, milk, and eggs we can. Apparently, to make lots of French Toast?? Then, we look out the window every 15 minutes like it's our job. Waiting, hoping with child-like excitement, for the first flake to fall from the sky. Once it does, the schools announce they are closed for at least the next day. Events are cancelled, meetings moved to another date, businesses shut down or delay work for two hours. Your television has a constant announcement of delays and closings.
Due to all the rain, no expected the snow to stick to any of the roads. "It will be a beautiful, heavy,wet snow that will stick on the grass," they said. Well, for a while, it seemed that it just wouldn't snow. It rained and rained. Then around 7, while Hubs was still out, I received a text from him that it was sleeting. And it was sleeting as hard as it had been raining. Great. The start of an infamous ice storm. Then, just like that, it changed to snow.
After digging my car out, I was ready to leave and only 20 minutes later than my usual time. There were tire tracks leaving my complex, but if there is anything I know in a 4WD, you are better off making the tracks. I headed out to find the roads around me looked like this:
How are things in your neck of the woods? I'm ready for spring!