Snow is rare here. Last week, we had a snow even that lasted 1 day. Starting Wednesday, we had another snow event. This one was bigger. We still have over 4 inches on the ground, 4 days later.
On Thursday morning, Patsy and I took a long walk. The streets were covered, and it was so quiet and muffled. These fallen leaves reminded me that it is not technically winter yet–just the end of fall.
School was cancelled for the last 2 days before winter break after thousands of school children were stuck in school on Wednesday when it started. Our schools here dismissed 2 hours early, and kids did make it home in good time, although it took a long while for the busses to drive slowly and safely through the ever-increasing snow. In Portland, Oregon, they had a much harder time, as many schools did not let out early. Some of those kids did not get home until 11 that night! Glad we don’t live there! Patsy goes to school close to our house, and I had instructed her to just walk home if they let her out early, not to wait for one of us to come pick her up. It’s a good thing, since it took me more than double the usual time to get back to my house. She just marched on home, like a trooper, and then we all just had to wait for Rob to get home safely. Thursday was one of the most restful, relaxed days I’ve had for a long, long time. We were all snow-bound at home, had plenty to eat, a warm fire to sit by, and got to enjoy each other’s company!
Patsy even made a snow angel on the deck.