Monster?? Historic?? Significant?? Paralyzing?? These were all the words I was hearing on the news yesterday morning describing the impending storm and it was sweet music to my ears!! Feeling like this time the weathermen had it right, I went to the store and stocked up on all the needed snow-day food! I have not been disappointed!! As I write this, we are nearing a foot of snow and it's still coming down! In Washington DC, they are expecting up to 2 feet! Needless to say, everything is shut down and we are snowed in!! I know there are people who are complaining about it, and I feel badly for my friend whose son is a Marine and is trying to get home from Quantico for the holidays--But I couldn't be happier about it!
The dogs share my opinion about this cold white stuff!! We've had fun today letting them out to play in it. We did have a little bit of drama when I'd taken 3 of the girls who can be off lead and Josh, (pictured here) who is "okay" off lead with me to feed the birds. The girls stayed with me and were munching on bird food (they think it's delicious) and I was dumping snow out of the feeders when I heard Josh howling and barking in the woods--In that moment, I realized that I'd forgotten all about him!! I hollered for him to come back and he didn't--I started to panic and Carl who had heard me calling for Josh (actually I think the whole county heard me!) came out and helped look for him. Thankfully our renegade returned from his adventure!! Feeling relieved and "thanking God" I have told Josh that he has blown his chance of being off lead like that again!!
We are now all warm and settled in for the rest of the day. I've got an apple pie baking and there is scalloped potatoes and ham in the crock-pot for dinner and we're watching movies and the birds outside...I just love snow-days!!