“Snow flurries began to fall and they swirled around people’s legs like house cats. It was magical, this snow globe world.”

When I woke up early, I saw the snow falling outside my window so I got up and checked it out. I figured there were about 2 or 3 inches already on the ground. I decided it was a great day to go back to bed day so I did. I managed over two more hours. Maddie was impatient. She heard me moving around and started meowing trying to guilt me into getting up. She was unsuccessful.

It is still snowing. The weatherman says the cape will have snowfall the longest. When I want to get the papers, I surprised by how deep it was and how cold the air felt. It is a good day to stay home.

When I was a kid, we didn’t have all that many snow days. We’d walk to school mostly on the street because they didn’t plow sidewalks. The road always had a hard packed layer of snow, and we’d run and slide in a snow race of sorts. We’d also fall down. I remember wearing pink longish thermal underwear which came to my knees under my skirt. From the knees down, I wore knee socks. I had boots, the sort you put over your shoes. I wore my winter coat, knitted hat and mittens. I wouldn’t have looked out of place on the back of a dog sled in the Arctic.

The cloak room outside the classroom was never build to hold all of our winter clothes. There were rows of hooks on two sides but the hooks just weren’t long enough. The only hope was that the jackets on either side would hold mine on the hook and off the floor. The cloak room floor was wet and dirty from all our boots. I remember standing in my stocking feet after pulling off my boots. I then had to pull my shoes out of the boots. While I was doing that, my socks got wet and dirty. I didn’t care. My mittens and my hat went up the sleeves for safe keeping. I remember once not finding my hat until I got home. I never felt it in the sleeve. I thought I lost it.

The house is warm, cozy and inviting so I’m going nowhere. Should I get bored, there are a few things I can do including that laundry still leaning against the cellar door. The only problem is I have a bag of books I got from the library. I’ll just have to be strong.

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14 Comments on ““Snow flurries began to fall and they swirled around people’s legs like house cats. It was magical, this snow globe world.””

  1. Hedley Says:

    I swung on to what I believed was my driveway last night and generally aimed my Jeep at the garage. A very brief greeting to Mrs MDH and out I went with snow shovel and the Toro to take it on. 45 minutes later I finished and was rebuked for entering the house looking like the Abominable Snowman. I should have shaken off in the garage.

    Here is something new from David Byrne. The basic theory is that a group of total strangers come together and are taught melody, arrangement and harmony. After an hour of practice out strolled David to do David and this happened.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7HJZPlJn_U&feature=youtu.be

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      Its stopped snowing, but it is now snowing again. My car isn’t quite buried, but it is close. I don not even own a snow shovel. I gave it to my plow guy when his broke. I don’t shovel. I have to agree with Mrs. MDH and the garage.

      The strangers sounded better to me than David Byrne who reminds me of Lennie!!

  2. olof1 Says:

    Much the same weather here this morning and I would have done the same, go back to bed that is if I hadn’t had to go to work. I didn’t do that much at work anyway because of a small fire so it was a pretty good day anyway 🙂

    I hadn’t even heard of snow days when I went to school, that is something they’ve started with now days wand I think only in the country side since a few buses have slid of the roads. I also lived way to close to school, around fifty yards away so it would have been a colossal snow fall to keep me away from school 🙂 🙂

    It’s nice to know that Maddie was impatient, that must mean she’s much better again 🙂

    Have a great day!

    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      I’m so glad I no longer have to get up when it’s dark and wend my way to work. I would have had to be top even earlier today to clear off my car so I could drive to work.

      Many buses carry kids on every school level so the busses have to be considered when it snows. If it hasn’t been plowed and there is a lot of snow on the ground, the buses won’t roll. Last year they even closed the school on days which were below zero because so many kids stand and wait for the buses and others walk.

      Maddie seems much better. I’m out of chicken so she is just going to have to eat cat food. I hope it meets with her approval.

      Enjoy your evening!!

  3. Birgit Says:

    If you have snow to share I would gladly take some for our coming chorus weekend in a hilly region not far away. I miss snow and these hills would look much nicer with snow 🙂

    • katry Says:

      Birgit,
      I’ll be glad to share as more is coming Friday so I have plenty to send your way.

    • Hedley Says:

      Birgit, I have just started watching “Babylon Berlin” – obviously it has sub titles, so I am not sure how much dialogue I am missing but it is definitely holding my attention

      • Birgit Says:

        Hedley, I wonder why the production company doesn’t provide a dubbed version for the international market, it’s the most expensive German series so far. I don’t have netflix or pay-TV so I can’t watch it yet, it will start on public TV here at the end of this year. I’m not a fan of history productions but unfortunately history repeats, political Germany today has similarities to our pre-WWII situation so it might be interesting. Good press so far. Movies with actor Matthias Brandt can’t be bad but I can’t say anything about the main actors or how much historical background knowledge is needed to get the details.
        Have fun! I hope the subtitles aren’t too annoying or bad.

      • Birgit Says:

        PS: I saw David Byrne performing with a chamber orchestra in 2006, he got the local orchestra for a week to rehearse for two concerts. Unfortunately they discontinued this special concert series as part of a big annual mainly classical festival, an opportunity to see many great renowned musicians. Including a very special Iggy concert 🙂

      • Hedley Says:

        Birgit – Yes, I am watching on Netflix and it is obviously a very expensive production. We have a total of 16 episodes. I am too early in watching to have a decent image of historical accuracy, although clearly they have focused on a shortage of jobs and the impact of the First War on the survivors – it is set in 1929 with Berlin being rather rambunctious

        I have tickets to see David Byrne in Detroit on August 10 when he tours in support of the new album. I am sure that you will not be surprised to know that I was a huge fan of the Talking Heads.

        Tottenham play the odious Manchester United this evening at Wembley, I have to find a way to sneak it on to my computer while I am supposed to be working.

  4. flyboybob Says:

    Snow isn’t too bad but freezing rain or sleet is a killer. I can live without any frozen precipitation. When I was flying regularly I only two things scared the crap out of me. Imbedded thunderstorms and ice. Not only ice accumulation on the airplane when flying in the clouds or on the ground but ice, snow or slush on the runway. Those were the days when you earned your salary.

    No snow for us in the near future only an occasional cold front bringing colder weather. Thursday they are forecasting high temperatures of 70 degrees.

    Whenever you mention snow I always think of the snowbirds who migrate to Florida and Arizona in the winter.

    • katry Says:

      Bob,
      Frozen is the worst. Cars slide on roads, telephone poles go down and trees are split from the weight.

      I remember sitting on a plane and watching them de-ice the plane twice. That made me a bit nervous.

      We will have more snow Friday unless we get lucky and the forecast changes. I’m not going to complain though as this has mostly been, for us, a snowless winter.


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