We’re having a snow day here (which is likely to become a snow weekend, since it’s supposed to continue to snow all day today and overnight) – I bet we’re up to about 11-12″ now and it’s still really coming down. While school kids everywhere are disappointed that the storm came on the weekend, I love it, because it doesn’t mess up work, we didn’t really have any other plans, and we don’t have to feel bad about sitting at home all day.
I’m just about to make some tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch, because, wow, that sounds good! And we’ve got fixings to make lasagna for dinner. Good old cold-weather comfort food.
The day will be spent catching up on some Tivo, doing some knitting, killing some 14-year-olds (that’s Craig’s way of describing his World of Warcraft play), and generally lounging and being lazy. And it sounds great to me. I’m recovering from a sinus infection and Craig seems to be coming down with some sort of a cold, so we’re all about laying low anyway.
We don’t get snow like this very often here in Baltimore. I think last year we got about 18″ total for the entire winter, and that came in 4 or 5 tiny little batches. We had a huge record-setting storm in February 2003 where we got 27″ (which was so much fun I could hardly stand it, until the melting snow flooded our basement) and I remember a storm in January 1999, I think, where we got about a foot. But those are the only two snowstorms in 12 winters that I can remember, which just sort of shows how infrequently we get good snows. So, I think this is just fun! (Remember, I grew up in Michigan. I figure if it’s gonna be cold, why not have snow?)
And I made it snow on the blog! Fun…
Also, I want to thank everyone for their support and kind thoughts and prayers regarding Craig’s mom. (Note to self: I need to remind Craig to come back to read through all of the comments. He will really appreciate them.) This is obviously a difficult time, but we’re going to do what we can to support her. To that end, we have postponed our Christmas trip to Nashville (and made it into a New Year’s trip) and we’ll be staying here for Christmas. His mom’s first chemo is on Monday and we want to be here for her. I’m not sure there will be any real festivities for Christmas, but we’ll at least see her and hopefully Craig’s aunt and cousin (and his family), who all live in Northern Virginia. We’ll see how it all works out.