Jan 25, 2013
Snow Day at the Beach!
Started the morning off with a forecast of snow and I was needing a break from knitting the sweater from hell (6 weeks and still knitting!), so I decided to knit up a quick thing... no, it's not a squid!
It's a scarf! I had about 80 yards of handspun wool that worked perfectly for this fun knit, start to finish in under an hour and I was wearing it by 10 am. Size 17 needles!
The kids were off school all day for a teacher work day so thankfully they won't have to make this snow day up, since they would have called off school here for sure. Virginia doesn't deal well with this stuff....
a fun side note for my Minnesota friends - our newest meteorologist here is from Duluth! That brings the number of meteorologists here that hail from MN to THREE... what are you people doing to them up there?!
"the new guy"
FINALLY, at about 4 pm the snow started coming down quickly and the kids headed out to play. Finn asked me for the snowshoes and I lied and told him we left them at grandma's house - otherwise I would have had to crawl up in the attic just so my kid could snowshoe around the neighborhood in grass with a few flakes of snow mixed into it!
I'm not sure if this is a battle cry or he is waiting for the snow to fill up the snow block maker - even though I am a Minnesota girl, I am constantly reminded that my kids are Virginians through and through! Times like this I just shake my head.
No mud rooms here in the south, so now I have that lovely mixture of wet clothes all over the living room floor and dogs with melting snow puddles around them.
I'm nice and warm inside here and have a million things I could be doing but I just love looking out the window at the snow in the streetlight... so peaceful!
I think the kids are going to bed early and tonight is the night to get started on weeding through all the seed catalogs that have been piling up. I sure would love a real wood burning fireplace tonight!
We should end up with about 3-4" tonight, I hope you are all staying warm!