The weather prediction for the weekend– snow! Beautiful, white, glorious snow!
What we really got here in Raleigh, NC? Cold rain and lots of it.
Talk about a let down.
That’s not to say we didn’t get ANY snow. I was hopeful on Friday when daycare said they were closing an hour early and I already knew some public schools had shut down at lunch. I even worked from home on Friday just so I wouldn’t get stuck in Durham when the snowfall started. At around 2:00, I looked out the window and saw white beauties falling from the sky, gently touching the back porch and sticking. Promising I thought.
But that lasted all of 20 minutes and then it was over. Later on, the rain started. Like we don’t get enough of that!
That night, the weatherpeeps revised the forecast to say that rain would turn to freezing rain in the middle of the night and by 9 am the snow would start. So, I went to bed hoping to wake up and watch the snow start to fall as I sipped my morning coffee.
I woke up and went to check the porch. Surely, there’d be a glistening from the ice that had built up overnight. It was glistening alright, but it was rain puddling in the middle of the wooden beams, NOT ice.
And that’s the way the rest of Saturday went. Rain, rain and more rain. There were slight flurries around lunchtime but by then I knew not to get my hopes up.
There would be no building a little snowman with Big Roo.
No snowball fights.
No watching our dog Trajan pounce through the snow in his figure-8 run around the yard.
And no fun wintery pictures capturing all the action.
No, none of that. At least not this time.
What’s the weather like where you are? Are you in any sort of Winter Wonderland? One of my sisters lives in DC area so I think she stole all of ours! So much for the “learning to share” lesson our parents taught us when we fought over My Little Ponies.