Friday, October 5, 2012

Winter Wonderland

Well, it's not winter, but it's a wonderland outside.  I woke up early this morning (5:00 a.m.) knowing it was going to freeze.  I was greeted by snow!!!!!!  It's now 7:30 a.m., 28 degrees outside,  and the snow is still on the ground, although it's melting off the streets.  That's good for the commuters.  For us retired folks, doesn't matter!

We are supposed to be clear until around dinner time when we might get some more flurries.  Tomorrow is supposed to be just as cold and a tad warmer on Sunday.  Monday?  In the 70's!  The saying around here is, "If you don't like the weather, wait a day!"

I was raised in Michigan so you would think that this would be old hat for me.  It's been a long time, though, and I'm sure I didn't appreciate it back then.  The great thing about Colorado snow, in particular the area we live in, is that it doesn't hang around long.  Not like the midwest and east where you can get snowed in for days and days.  That said, I plan on stocking up on batteries, granola bars, other food staples and some good books.  I've heard that the power rarely goes out here but if it does, we have a gas fireplace.  I wonder if Starbucks delivers?

My very own Little House on the Prairie!


Angie said...

Oh Jean, I wish I were there with you. *sigh* We used to get lovely snows here in VA and northeast TN but it's been quite a few years---and I do so miss them. You just described a perfect day for me. :) Enjoy it.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! Snow already??? How exciting! Sounds like you have a great plan!