Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Snow in the Forecast

Winter came down to our home one night
Quietly pirouetting in on silvery-toed slippers of snow,
And we, we were children once again.
                       ~Bill Morgan, Jr.

We have snow in the forecast for tomorrow for the first time this season. Of course, I got to see snow in Joplin on Sunday. I love the first snowfall of the season. It signals a shift in the seasons unlike anything else.

Of course, this won't amount to much accumulation, but it's just the idea that it's the time of year for such things. I do hope we get through this winter with the power intact the whole time.

There's something very cozy about being in a warm house while the snow falls outside. I've pulled out my long underwear, which appropriately enough have snowflakes on them; I've stocked milk and marshmallows for hot chocolate; I've fluffed up the warm socks in the dryer; so I'm ready for a cold snap.

No doubt I'll wish I'd spent some of the time I devoted to marshmallows to winterizing my home instead.
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