Sunday, December 16, 2007
But Your Smile Is So Delightful
Welcome to Michigan!
To no one's surprise, Old Man Winter has arrived! We Michiganders are just happy when he blows in on a weekend and fewer of us are on the roads struggling in to work. As usual, the county road crews requested that we stay off the roads if possible. We Smiths obliged by skipping church, gasp. The Mr. was up and dressed as he goes earlier than I do for band practice. As I sipped my coffee watching the news (knowing full well I was not going anywhere!), I noticed him watching the weather updates. Very soon he had called our worship leader to tell him he was going to do his part to keep the roads safe by staying off of them!
Donny had his first experience with deep snow which he romped through at quick intervals coming inside for a snuggle and a warm up and then back out again. The Mr. did the mandatory snow clearing and I took the opportunity to do some laundry and drink some plum spice tea.
We had plans to meet my sister and her family for my brother-in-law's birthday dinner at Red Robin so we did venture out for burgers and bottomless baskets of fries. Happily, we have four wheel drive so that seemed to make it seem like a reasonable plan. Yes, we felt we could take our chances for cheeseburgers and no, we did not go to church. Just believe that the roads had cleared up a bit in the five intervening hours.
I just love snowy blowy winter days when we can all be home together. No worrying about daboyz driving to school or work or the Mr. sliding home down the freeway. No trudging out to clean off my car in cotton scrub pants. Just taking it easy and letting the snow fall around us.
It's been a lovely day.
Pics: Top Left~The Mr. clears the snow; Top Right~The view from my kitchen window this morning; Bottom Right~The Abominable Snow Dog aka Donny