Wednesday, March 6, 2013

A Snow Day -- Finally!!

For the past several days I have waited in anticipation at what I hoped would come, *SNOW*!!  A snowstorm is unusual for March, but the weathermen were so sure and I was hopeful they were right.  This year has been a good year for snow for everyone else, but for me it has had its disappointments where several snow storms were predicted to hit our area but they always somehow managed to miss us.  Finally, today we were blessed with snow and my office closed right along with everything else in our county!
~Sheba~
As a kid growing up on an army post, I remember all the county schools would be closed because of the weather, and it was extremely rare that my siblings and I would get to hear those beautiful words on the radio that we so longed for, "Fort Knox Schools closed today."  So I think that's why that now, even at my age, the prospect of a snow day thrills me!
~Annie~
I have decided that the anticipation of a snow day is almost as good or better than the actual snow day; the idea of sleeping a little later is almost better than the actual sleeping in, that feeling of no responsibility for a day that allows you to simply enjoy being a person. Yes, you know that you’re going to have to think about everything tomorrow, but the load somehow feels much lighter and the pressure is taken off of you. It’s a psychological thing I’m sure, but it's a nice feeling to say the least.
~CarrieAnne~
So the dogs and I spent a lot of time outdoors today.  Their muddy and wet paw-prints from the quickly melting snow were all over the house.  But afterwards I enjoyed a cup of hot chocolate and we all enjoyed the comfort of a warm nap together.  All the things that this girl who didn't get snow days growing up, really loves.

39 comments:

  1. YEAH! Snow day!!! I'm so happy you had an unexpected reprieve!

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  2. Snow days ROCK!!! I think you had a very nice day and I bet the dogs agree with you!!

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  3. Kind of like the anticipation of going on vacation is almost as fun as the actual vacay! The gold end and Todd look thrilled with the weather!

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  4. So glad you got your long awaited snow day. Oh boy we love the snow....

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  5. Warms my heart that you enjoyed the anticipation and getting to spend the day with the pups. Perfect, just perfect.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  6. I agree, the anticipation of a snow day is a great thing! Since I work for a school, I still get excited about an actual snow day happening once in a while, too!

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  7. Yep, we had a snow day and it was great!! I LOVE the snow, but Addi not so much!! I tear it up outside!!

    wags
    Jazzi and Addi

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  8. love the tired, happy, smelling-like-fresh-snow pups!

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  9. Oh I know exactly how you feel!!!! I love them!!!

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  10. Fabulous shots...love the snow and the barn. Wow. Enjoy, Enjoy!

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  11. Snow days somehow make me feel guilty for taking the time off. Glad you enjoyed the time, maybe you could teach me how to sit back and relax rather than shoveling the snow off of the walks and driveway.
    Thanks for stopping by today Kim.
    Sweet William The Scot

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  12. So happy you got a snow day. They are the best!

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  13. SHE remembers that glorious feeling when hearing that there was a Snow Day! No sleeping in, you had to be out in it!

    Our VA relatives have been hanging out for a Snow Day.

    Looks like all the dogs enjoyed it tremendously.

    XXXOOO Daisy, bella & Roxy

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  14. Enjoy your snow!

    Stop on by for a visit
    Kari
    http://dogisgodinreverse.com

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  15. It was a good day! You got what you wanted - snow. We got what mama wanted - no snow. Perfect.

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  16. So pleased you got all that snow at last! The dogs look to be enjoying it too. On the rare occasion we get some, William tries to eat it!

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  17. How lovely! I think the snow brings out the child (and puppy) in all of us.
    They say we're getting some at the weekend.

    Bellaboo X

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  18. Snow is such a strange concept for me. It NEVER snows where we live... And my peep has NEVER seen it... She has no idea what it looks or feels like in real life...

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  19. Snow AND an excuse for hot chocolate....perfect!

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  20. Could you please send us some snow, even if just a little. Our weather is 46 this morning, but that won't last long. By 11am it will probably be back up to the 70's and the sun will burn you. But thats what happens when you live in the sunshine state. Hugs from Florida. Glad you and the dogs were able to enjoy the snow. TFS ana

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  21. I love snow days!! Yesterday Gary got to stay home from school because of snow in the county where he teaches, but we got no snow. I felt so deprived!!

    xo
    Lynn

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  22. Yahoo!!!!!! how great for you and the dogs, fun snow day.......Happy Thursday, Francine.

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  23. So glad you got your snow day, Kim! I got one too, even though it ended up being all rain here in MD! It was wonderful just spending the day with the dogs and staying cozy and warm inside! I know my guys would have preferred to have some snow to play in too though!

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  24. I love that first shot. It's fantastic and would be a nice Christmas card!

    I had a snow day this week too. So fun!

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  25. We're happy that you got the snow & not us in Philadelphia!!! We're glad you had a great day with your dogs!

    Woofs
    Nadine & goldens Neeli & Elle

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  26. Looks as if everyone had a particularly fine day in the snow !

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  27. magic in those words . . .
    snow day!
    and you've captured it all perfectly.
    hugs all around!
    xo

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  28. These are such nice pictures! I liked this post very much.

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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  29. Hi Kim, I so enjoyed the warm sunshine in AZ. but so glad I'm home to take care of my Hunter. That is alot of snow; I bet Todd loves it as much as Hunter does-he constantly rolls around in it, rubs his head and ears in it. I got more meds today from the vet and I'm hoping they work-he has already eaten some baby food. Stay home warm and safe.
    Noreen

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  30. We loved snow days when we were kids. I still like being safe and warm at home as long as my loved ones are all safe, too.
    Sue

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  31. I love those days too, especially when it is suggested that you don't leave the house, so all you have to do is....nothing. :-)

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  32. Hey Kim, I really like that 1st photo, it looks very inviting. Can tell all your doggies are lovin' it.

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  33. Snow days are beautiful! When i was growing up, my Dad was principal of the elementary school, and when the superintendent decided to call off school, he'd call the principals in town, and Dad started to call all the teachers. I always knew before practically anyone! :D I think that was one of the few perks of my father being the Principal. Otherwise, i used to hope he'd get another job someday! lol.

    Glad you enjoyed your very special snow day, Kim!

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  34. I love your snow day--- so here i come to say hi!
    love
    tweedles

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  35. Glad that you all got to enjoy a good snow day!!!! We were hoping for one here but all we got was stupid rain. :)
    Have a great weekend

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  36. What a wonderful snow day! Snow is due here tonight, for 24 hours with up to 2' falling. We need it so we're all rooting for a big one!

    I'm so happy that you had such a great day.

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  37. O... Yeur snow iss so beautiful. And yeu all look so fun and habby in it!!! I find my self wif a bit ob the jellies ober it!!! And me and the Mom cood really really really use a snow day!!! Fanks fur sharing yeurs wif us!!!

    wif lubbs from Little Reufus

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  38. Yay for you! Happy you got your snow, Kim. The dogs look absolutely in heaven. :)

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  39. Snow Days are Yeah Days ~~~~ let's so out now, please I just want to go sliding on the hill at the university, I'll be back in time for dinner....wooosh and gone!
    Yes, we all have our special remembrances.

    Snuggles

    Sophie and Ron

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