|Snowed here in Dallas (Richardson) this week|
I know it's nothing like most of you guys are getting in other places, but it's so strange for us to go from 70 degrees one day to 16 the next (or thereabouts). When we woke up Thursday morning, DH looked out the window and said, "It's snowing!" and I responded with... "No way...". But it was and it kept coming for most of the morning. It was light swirly snow... not big flakes... but it did cover our lawn and backyard and because it was only 16 - 27 F that day, it did freeze on the roads and made for interesting driving.
We took off for the grocery early because we were afraid that it would be worse by Friday.... and saw 2 cars slide off the road and onto the curb (one was stopping at a red light and when he braked, slid right up the side of the curb - and one right in front of us was turning into the grocery parking lot and went off to the left -again right up the curb). Problem is that people around here don't know how to drive on icy roads. We know to go slow, drive in the ruts, don't hit the brakes, turn into the slide, etc. - but that's about it. DH and I didn't have any problems (except getting traction to go again once we'd stopped). However, I find driving in these conditions a bit nerve-racking.
|grocery parking lot|
Looking at some of the pictures of the really snowed in places around the country and around the world and I wonder how you guys do it. Seriously I'd have to hibernate through your winters and wouldn't dare try to get out in some of those weather conditions. But I guess it's all in what you are used to. I do thank God that we went to Alaska last Spring as I at least have long johns, boots, and ear muffs and know how to layer. (I have on 4 layers right now - and that's in the house)
|Tux and I reading by fireplace|
This is where Tux and I spend our time when it's really cold outside. Ghost has been joining us lately. She is very interested in the fire and will sit and stare at it for long periods.
And then there's Rose. She's 19 - 20 years old and although always a cranky unpredictable cat (we found her in our rose garden back in 2001 and the Vet thought she was 6 or 7 at the time), she has mellowed a bit lately - allowing us to pet her and joining the other cats when they are huddled together.
and I will close today with a photo I took last night at bedtime (with my iPhone). I was reading and Ghost waits on the bed each night for me to come and settle in.