Snice Day

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?

Moooommmmm, I need to go potty.

Again? Really? You gotta go, huh? Well….we will just see.

And what happens as soon as they get out the door?

Snow! Snow! Weeeeee!

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.

Winter Texas wear.

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.

Flying Snow Dog

This was her first experience with snow. It was most adorable.

Brownie with a snowstach. Got snow?

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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19 thoughts on “Snice Day

  1. superjessleong

    haha wow schools actually close on snow days:O i guess were used to snow XD nothing really closes when it snows XD or even blizzards lol! i rememeber one time we had literally a blizzard and everyone still made it to 8 am class! haha i gotta admit though it was really cold but we all survived! but i really wouldnt mind a day off when it snows 😉


  2. Oh I’m so jealous of your snice and snirch days. Around here it needs at least half a meter snow to have anybody think about closing schools or offices… It looks like your dogs had a lot of fun with the snow!

    Hope you’re having a nice snirch day!


  3. The fur kids are too cute. I’ve got one that loves the snow, especislly when it’s over her head. (We’re in MN and she’s Beagle Basset mix) She runs through it like. Porpoise swimming in the ocean. My Beagle Poodle though has had enough winter. She won’t say out any longer than necessary. Poor thing.


  4. This Italian Family

    Haha! I love that your dogs love the snow! Oreo hates it so much. He refuses to go out, so we have to toss him out and then after he is tossed out, he will dash out, potty as quickly as possible and dash back inside. Hehe… poor guy!


  5. That opening photograph of the icicles is great. They look like skeleton fingers reaching down…a bit spooky:~)

    Your action are great. It looks like both dogs and photographer has a good snow day.

    We don’t much snow where I live, but it did snow one year and my kids had a blast with their dog, a retriever. They would throw slushy snowballs and she run after them and hunt for ages to find the “ball” had gone. Fortunately, they finally took pity on her and gave her a break, at which time she immediately wanted to go INSIDE:~)

    Happy pictures and thank you for sharing them!


  6. Awesome.

    The icicles are awesome. I love, love, love, love the collage. I love the . . . . what do you call that on the pictures? The labels? Labeling “house shoes”. Funny.

    You are so brave, I would watch the dogs from INSIDE.

    But you got some great shots. You are so fortunate to have such a great pool of models! (The girls and the dogs!)


  7. Hi there, I’m visiting from SITS. I love this post, too funny! I live in Ft. Worth and it is cold! My dog loves the snow too. It makes her frisky and she wants to run around! I hear things will be closed again tomorrow. Happy snow day!


  8. Brownie is such a cutie!!! Makes me (almost) want another dog right now… almost! I do miss seeing the dogs go crazy at the first snow of the year though – it always cracked me up how excited they would get.
    Hope you have a good snirch day! We’ll be having another snow day here =)


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