That’s snow + ice = snice. And what happens when you get a snice day in North Central Texas ( or Dallas, if you prefer)? Answer: no school or work!
That’s a sNICE day! Yay!!
I stocked up and it paid off (by the way I grossly underestimated my supply stock of oatmeal pies). Meh.
But we did not lose electricity. In all respects, if not for the ice, it would have been fine. But of course, that is not what happens in Texas. The rain from the night before created a slick SHEET on the roads and as predicted, not enough sand trucks. The road by our house is a hill. I saw two cars spin their way to the top (on the second try) (barely).
Let’s just say…we are not going anywhere. No way out.
The little girls are at their mom’s house. Good thing too. Their Aunt from the North is visiting and she knows ALL about snow. I have no doubt she taught them some mad snow skills. Go Auntie!
So, what’s a mom to do when a teenager is afraid of the cold? When she has no little kids to entertain?
She watches TV and plays on the computer. Ahem. No, actually, she watches TV, plays on the computer, and takes care of her fur kids.
And when the fur kids need to “go potty” a zillion times, what can she do but entertain them?
Again? Really? You gotta go, huh? Well….we will just see.
And what happens as soon as they get out the door?
They love the snow (ice). LOVE IT!
It’s 21 degrees. Windchill (and it’s blowing HARD) is 1. I can last about FIVE minutes and that is with gloves on.
But I decide it’s a great time to use my new camera AND practice my action (freeze – ha) shots. I employ The Teen to help me call the dogs to capture all the running and the snow spin out action.
With much rolling of eyes, she agrees – with no gloves, nor hat. I urge her to get gloves (and hat). Gee Whiz.
As The Teen models her winter snow gear for Texas weather. I snap pictures of dogs, but do catch her in this one.
Wonder why she didn’t last long? I am thinking the pajama pants were a little breezy. Mhmm?
I didn’t need her any way. The dogs need no urging to run. They run, and run, and run.
I nicknamed Brownie (the shih-tzu) “Brownie The Flash”. She is little, but mighty. I swear that dog has wings.
This was her first experience with snow. It was most adorable.
Maybe we didn’t have the little kids, but our snice day was a great success. We thoroughly enjoyed it and guess what? It didn’t melt. In fact, it’s even crunchier.
Snow + ice + crunch = Snirch
What happens on a Snirch day?
Answer: Schools close (again!). Work? Well…we will find out tomorrow. But it’s looking like a SNIRCH DAY! Unless our steep hill of ice melts, but I believe the temperature high tomorrow is a whooping 10 degrees!
Stay warm, and be safe everyone.
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