Winter Storm Nemo completely missed us, so we were excitedly looking forward to Saturn paying us a visit the other day. We watched the news and checked the weather map frequently, and this time we were sure we’d actually get snow (finally) before winter came to an end.
We were expecting and anticipating 6-10 inches, based on the forecast and the trajectory of the storm. This time we were directly in its path, and could potentially see a foot of snow.
It started snowing as promised around 4am (I know this, because I was rudely woken by one of the cats and decided to go peek out the window). The phone rang at 5:18am to alert me that Princess Nagger’s school was closed for the day, so I just knew, without looking out the window, that it must be snowing pretty good by now. Little did I know.
I turned the 5:30 alarm off so everyone could sleep in – which we did, until 7am. I have to admit, I was disappointed to see that we still had about the same amount of snow on the ground as I saw at 4am. We had hoped to ultimately get the kind of snow we got in 2010:
But instead, this is what we ended up with:
There was more snow on the ground earlier in the morning – I figured I’d better get a shot midday before it was completely gone. As you can see, it started off as snow, but quickly turned to just plain old ordinary gray rain. It kept trying to make up its mind, switching back and forth between nice snowflakes and big rain drops. Worst. Dud. Storm Ever.
Maybe we’ll get lucky and actually end up with winter snow when we finally move back to Washington State. Of course Murphy and his Law continuously follow my every move, so chances are once I move back, they won’t get the snow they’ve been getting there since I’ve been in Pennsylvania. That makes my aunt even more anxious to have me move back – you know, so my presence will eliminate any future snow. Ahem.
In case you missed my post on Tuesday, Princess Nagger did a great job as granny in her play last Friday. In fact, she was the only one who actually memorized her lines, so she was the only one on stage not carrying her pages to read from. She was a natural. Makes a mama proud. Here’s the cute little granny:
To read more about the play, you’ll just have to check out my Random Tuesday Thoughts post. I’ll wait.
My bloggy buddy Mary (aka Kyooty) posted this image to my Facebook wall for Princess Nagger – we both got a huge laugh from it, so I thought I’d share the laughs:
Made you laugh, didn’t it? I think of it every time I make the bed, now.
This other funny was floating around on Facebook too:
That’s it for this week – I’m looking forward to getting back into the fragmented fun and catching up with friends old and new. If you have fragmented or random thoughts more than once a week, you’re always welcome to join me for Random Tuesday Thoughts each week as well. Have a great weekend!
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