Snow Day

Technically I don’t really get a snow day since I don’t have a job but that’s just a minor detail.  Today I woke up to snow covering the ground and a steady fall for about 5 hours.  I get that for a lot of you snow’s not a big deal but remember, I live in Arkansas.  I honestly can’t even remember the last time we had a snow fall this good and the snow was PERFECT for snowballs and snowmen.

My mom’s office closed down at lunch and not long after she came home I convinced her (she’s 67 years old by the way) to go outside with me where I engaged her in a snowball fight.  How many of you can say you’ve been in snowball fight with your mom?  Not many I’d guess.  She had a couple good hits but I totally kicked her trash.  Love you mom!

The first pic is the before and the other two are the after.

I wanted to make a snowman Calvin and Hobbes style and set out to make this:

The snowman was easy enough but you wouldn’t believe how hard shark fins are to make.  At least for someone snow sculpting challenged.  So I gave up.  But many of the neighbors went ahead and made snowmen in their yards.

Did I mention I live in Arkansas?

The Weather Man Was Right

We actually got some snow and ice here yesterday which kind of surprised me.  The meteorologists have been telling us off and on for the past few weeks that we were going to have winter weather but it’s never been true.  So when they predicted it earlier this week I rolled my eyes and blew it off.  But we did get some and around one in the morning I went out and took a few pics:

No flash was needed and I wanted to take more from down the street but at the risk of one of my neighbors seeing me out in the wee hours of the morning snapping pictures and thinking I was some sort of loon or perv, I decided against it.  No need for cops or for some concerned citizen taking matters into their own hands.  I did take a couple more that night and some this afternoon of the ice in my back yard and posted them here.