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

The air has the feel of snow. The sky is a light grey closer to white than grey. It is getting darker. A few scattered flakes have fallen, tiny flakes moved by the wind. It is cold and damp.

I’m going out into the elements today, to the big city, to Hyannis, if the snow holds off. We’re having a uke concert at the mall. The music is love songs of the 70’s. I bought a red sweatshirt with hearts on it and I have a fascinator with hearts on a coil. They jiggle. I’ll wear my red shoes.

Nala did zoomies all over the yard yesterday. Gracie used to run along the fence line. Nala does loops. She runs at breakneck speeds under the deck, around a few trees then back under the deck again. Yesterday she did it with a toy in her mouth, the same toy Gracie loved. It was a red rubber duck. Now it is a blackish rubber duck missing all its color.

Jack and Nala are getting closer. This morning Jack was on the fourth step from the bottom while Nala watched. I patted Jack until he got tired of me. Henry followed him up at the stairs.

When I was a kid, I loved watching the snow fall. Sometimes the flakes twisted and spun in the wind. Other times the flakes fell sideways. At night I’d watch the snow highlighted by the streetlight just beyond our front lawn. The flakes shined in the light. In my mind’s eye I can still see the snow under the light being blown sideways by the wind.

When I lived in Ghana, I never missed the snow, but I missed feeling cold and being bundled against winter. I wore a dress and sandals every day. Back in those days, women always wore dresses. I had brought dresses with me, but they didn’t survive hand scrubbing for long so I had to have dresses made by a seamstress. The dresses were of a plain design but the cloth was spectacular, Ghanaian cloth, so very beautiful. On each of my visits back to Ghana, I have bought cloth. Instead of dresses, I’ve had table cloths and napkins made. One tablecloth is the same as the one the guide put over the hood of his Range Rover when he was arranging our light breakfast during the morning safari. When I have guests for a more formal dinner, I love setting the table with my Ghanaian cloth and different dishes.

The snow is still holding off. The prediction is for 3 to 6 inches. I’m hoping for the 3.

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11 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. Bob Says:

    Hi Kat,

    Hopefully, later in the week we get some rain. The little bit of ice and snow from a couple of weeks ago didn’t move the drought needle.

    I like snow better than ice but both are a pain. When we have ice storms automobile accidents skyrocket. Although the highway department pre-treats the roads, we don’t have the snow removal equipment to clear away the snow or ice. There were less accidents during the last ice storm, because so many people were used to working from home and didn’t attempt to drive to work. Although I only live three miles from the office, I stayed home.

    Today, is SuperBowl Sunday and I don’t really care. The first Super Bowl was called the NFL/AFL Championship Game. Lamar Hunt, owner of the then Dallas Texans, was playing with his kids in the garage with a Super Ball. He liked the name and he came up with, Super Bowl for the Championship games. The Dallas Texan moved to Kansas City, after Lamar Hunt and Clint Murchinson Jr,, owner of the Cowboys flipped a coin and Lamar lost. When you’re a billionaire, small stuff like an NFL football team is your hobby. 🙂

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      I just got a letter from the town telling us we will have water restrictions all summer and can only water twice a week. I guess we are still in somewhat of a drought. The lack of snow storms this winter hasn’t helped.

      Like you I prefer snow. My town has plenty of plows so the rods get done. Ice is a whole different story. The trucks sand the roads which gives cars more traction. Also, they don’t use salt here on the cape because it penetrates into the groundwater.

      I don’t care either. I am watching movies instead. I remember the first Super Bowl, but I didn’t watch that one either.

      It’s snowing!

  2. Birgit Says:

    Educational KTCC: I learned the word ‘zoomies’ today 🙂
    I just could find an explanation, not a translation. It looks like we don’t have a word.

    Have fun and please the jubilant masses!
    If you get too much snow please send it over, I’d love to take it.
    Too bad we can’t see the lovely Lady in Red with her uke.

    • katry Says:

      I never think about that, words particular to American English, when I write. Boxers are famous for their zoomies. Gracie was amazing, circling the yard as fast as she could over and over. I was surprised when I saw Nala. I hadn’t seen her zoomies before. She is as fast as Gracie was.

      It is snowing now, not much on the ground yet, but it is a steady snow. If I could, I’d share!!

      The concert was fun. We had a good audience. People sang along. Almost all of us sported something red or pink. We were quite Valentine’s Dat festive.

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  3. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    Piki Dog does zoomies around the house. He likes to zoom from the front door through the living room to trampoline off the back of the couch and back to the front door. Rocky saves his zoomies for outside where he runs in ever widening circles. In his youth, he was extremely fast and agile. Could reverse direction in his own body length and at speed. The vet was impressed. If he were a horse, he would be deemed a “handy hunter”.
    One weather person said yesterday that we would get 1 to 3 inches of “romantic” snow. I’ve removed at least 6 inches of it so far and it is still snowing very lightly. At least it’s dry, powdery stuff that sweeps away. I’d leave it to melt but I have an appointment.
    I hope your concert was a fabulous success. Have a great day.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      Yikes, I’d probably get whacked by Nala if she did zoomies in the house. Piki Dog has a great route through the house. I love the back of the couch. Rocky sounds a bit like Nala only she does ellipses and is young enough to go fast and furiously the way Rocky could go.

      I never heard the term handy hunter before.

      We probably have a couple or a couple and a half of inches of snow. I did sweep it away.

      The concert was great. I’m in the second row with a red shirt and a valentine fascinator.

      • Caryn Says:

        I found you right away. That was great and it looked fun. I might have to get a uke. .

      • katry Says:

        Playing the uke is so much fun. I have no musical ability yet I can play the uke. We practice on Tuesday nights, and even that is fun. Get a uke, find a teacher and have a great time. NowI can say I am a musician.

  4. Birgit Says:

    Thanks, that’s fun! Your heart fascinator is just great 🙂

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