Daily Archives: December 22, 2013
I think the key phrase in the song “Let it Snow” is “Since we’ve no place to go…” Without that qualifier, the song could take on a whole different tone.
We had a nice little snowstorm roll through Saturday afternoon and evening. Probably had around four inches by morning. And it was great! Usually I dread snow, because it means cancellations, idiots on the road and potentially getting stuck. This time though, I literally had nowhere I needed (or wanted) to be. It was timed perfectly! For the first time in a long time I didn’t have to go in to work on Saturday, and nothing to do Sunday. So as the snow fell, I just enjoyed watching it all pile up, while Luke and I dreamed about playing outside on Sunday.
As per usual, when the snow starts falling, people start freaking the heck out. At about 8PM, church cancellations started to roll in. Thanks to the internet, here I am, with three inches of snow on the ground, able to record audio here at home on my laptop, transfer it to the radio station, load it up and cue it up to play. Without a single person in the building. I just had to marvel at the technology and that it was even possible.
This morning I got up and had breakfast, then relaxed a little bit. Wasn’t long before Luke was up too. First thing we did was look outside at the snow. Luke was excited and instantly wanted to go outside. I remember the same thing when I was a kid. I was ready to get the sled out the moment the first flake hit the ground. All said we got about 4 inches here, maybe 5. Enough to have some fun. Before that though, we had to eat breakfast.
I got Luke all bundled up with two pair of socks, two shirts, sweat pants, snow pants, his coat, and his mittens. He was as cute as he could possibly be. And ready to GO PLAY! He was pretty timid at first. This isn’t first time he’s played in the snow, but it’s definitely an unusual experience for him still. I got the snow shovel out to start on clearing the driveway, and he got excited to help. He would hold on to the handle as I pushed the snow to the edge of the driveway.
“Luke helpin’!” he’d say.
“Yep. When you get older, I’ll let you do it all by yourself!” I told him.
Andrea came out and hung out and did a little work herself. After I was done with our drive, I went and shoveled my neighbor Chris’s drive, because he just happened to have a turkey for us in his smoker. A pretty awesome (and tasty) Christmas gift. I felt like it was the least I could do to give back.
The snow was certainly the highlight of the day. The rest of it we spent inside and we played with toys and had some good food to eat. I didn’t get any Wii Fit U in today, but I shoveled two driveways, so even though I don’t get a stamp for it, I’m going to say it counts!