Snow, SNOW...SNOW. That's what we've been having....SNOW. So for this Southern CA born and raised girl...Northern CA for the past 36 years...Snow is something you "go" to as in, "Let's go to Horse Mountain and play in the snow." Or, "Let's drive 4 hours to Mt. Shasta and go snowboarding." Snow isn't what you watch for hours out the window or drive in without chains (these Minnesotans are quite courageous (or is it fool hearty?) when it comes to driving around on snow and ice. They take it in stride. Yesterday we were out shopping thinking that the day was so warm...it was 20! When did you ever think 20 would seem warm? It started snowing again last night and by this morning there was at least 7" of NEW snow on top of the old. We knew that because there was that much on the driveway this morning. The plow had been out yesterday. Beka and Jason left us with the kids this morning. When Sadies went down for her morning nap Mr. Scottie Dog and Jakob began their preparations for the park. First. over your clothes you put your snow pants on. Then an extra sweatshirt and a stocking cap. Then you pull your sweatshirt hood over the cap. Now it's time for your snow boots and coat. Snow gloves (be sure to fasten your coat sleeves OVER the gloves and tighten the Velcro. Then pull up your jacket hood and wrap the scarf around. Now IF you can move you get to go outside! This took about 15 minutes. Jakob had to waddle down two flights of stairs and off the boys went to the park about 1 1/2 blocks away. Jakob got to ride on the sled. No one else was at the park---12" of snow might have been the reason why. They climbed on the climbing bars, Jakob slid down the slide....just missing the yellow snow left by a passing canine. When they came back, Grandma had lunch waiting.....two men who'd certainly gotten their exercise!
Then we got a Skype call from Scottie Dog Quilts. Sydney was anxious to talk to Jakob. I cannot get over the marvel of modern technology. Last night I even got to say hello to the gals at Girl's Night Out. Our friend Lori, gave Syd the construction outfit....tools included. She's all set to help Grandpa on his next project.
Our thanks to Liz and Sydney who checked up on our cats.....Sydney gave them the necessary hugs and love and Liz filled up the food bowls.