Snowmageddon, Blizzard of Oz, Snowpocalypse…
Whatever you call it, the past 5 days have been a batch o’ suck, weatherwise. You people who live north will say I’m being a whiny pussy here, but there is a reason I don’t live norther than I do. I have no desire to deal with this frozen crap in these amounts.
Mom got stuck in the city last Thursday and ended up at my house for 2 days till the roads got cleared. Got most of the snow off of the driveway except for a huge mountain in the middle. Sunny days Saturday and Sunday helped.
It started to snow again with almost white out conditions on my drive home last night.
The mayor pre-emptively declared a State of Emergency yesterday and begged businesses to close for today so their employees wouldn’t be out on the roads.
I’m home today, watching snow and waiting to work extra hours the rest of the week to not have to spend vacation time on this nonsense. My company is good about lots of things but they are pretty weasely when it comes to not wanting to spend overhead money. They’ll lock the office for the day and tell you to make sure if you come in that you have your passcard and do just about everything but say the office is officially closed (because then they have to pay everyone for a day not at work). I guess I should be grateful for that – if they were more freewheeling about it, there might be more “layoffs” next month like we had last Wednesday. At least I still have a job with vacation time to bitch about.
One good thing about snow: throwing cats out in it! Kira was pretty hesitant her first time out on Friday. Then she played with the snow clumps, batting snowballs around till they fell apart. Of course, I didn’t get her on video until after that bit of cute. Here she just spent time trying not to break through the crust into the deeper snow and trying to figure out how to step between the snow but still be on the deck and not the gaps between the boards.
Oh, and the other good thing about snow: snow ice cream!
I can eat this stuff all day long till my face is frozen. Unfortunately, I think the snow from today is going to be too wet to make snow ice cream. I know it doesn’t make sense – going to add wet to it anyway, right? But snowman snow doesn’t make the best snow ice cream.
3/4 cup milk or half-and-half, generous amount of vanilla, 1/2-2/3 cup sugar, snow to make ice cream consistency. You can use koolaid, too, or juice.