The snow did come! By standards of those in the north and west it wasn't a lot but it covered everything right from the start. Interestingly for our area it covered the roads, turning them white before the cars or grass. Typically the roads are the last thing to be covered if that happens at all when it snows, indicating of course that the roads had been cooled down a lot over the last couple days before the snow came. Only a couple inches but it allowed those driving to skid and run into each other as usual for VA. Consequently schools closed and my work closed for the day as well. It is enjoyable to have an unexpected day off and to be able to do things you didn't or wouldn't have time or make time for otherwise.
So Lisa and I decided to walk to the post-office to mail Jaime & Mike's Christmas package as we want it to arrive by Christmas and we didn't want the snow here to get in the way. So there we were walking through the snow holding hands with the moderate sized package in a duffel bag slung over my shoulder.
Naturally on the way back we had to stop at a store on the way home and of course we all know that leads to finding several things that we could not do without. It may well have been back in college the last time we walked through the snow and did some shopping.
It was an unexpected pleasure or maybe serendipity my mother-in-law would say. Nevertheless it was a good way to enjoy the snow and be together. It is fun to have a respite from the normal day to day cares. And hey, we didn't have to go on vacation any where to find it, but here it was right at home!
If snow brings fun like this, well then, bring on some more! I understand this weekend is a possibility. We'll see.