So remember a few weeks ago when it had been below freezing for decades and there was actually ICE where water usually was and I totally believed them when they said it was going to snow and it totally didn’t?
Well, the disappointment was just too great to risk again, so I convinced myself that it would be another snowless Alabama year and moved on to look forward to Spring.
And then, this week, they said it was going to snow.
No WAY was I going to fall for it this time – it had been sunny and almost warm all week, all of the water was finally back to rightfully being water, and they were predicting mid-30’s all day.
But, because life is ironic, this is the view from my computer right now:
And no, I didn’t borrow that photo from one of my northern bloggy friends.
It has been snowing for five and a half hours STRAIGHT. I didn’t even know that was possible.
When it first started snowing this morning, I tried to convince Ali to go outside with me.
She was totally uninterested.
Finally, after several minutes of wickedly brutal negotiation, she agreed to go out with me on her terms: she got to keep on her current outfit:(She also tried to convince me that she needed to take the picture of her current love interest, Ethan, outside with her, but I told her that he would be completely ruined by the blizzardy snowstorm, so she conceded that point.)
And so, I took the Princess, complete with a tutu over her dress and open-toed heels, out in the “snow”:
Which lasted all of about a minute and a half, at which point she told me she was done with that and headed back inside.
And even wanted to taste it…
So we took a break for a while to allow a bit of accumulation to occur (yes!!! It actually accumulated!! In Alabama!!!), and I worked on my negotiation tactics.
I tried to give him bark eyes, but it wouldn’t stick. “I’m sorry, baby, he didn’t want to keep his eyes on.”
I turn around, then hear a plop.
Obviously, we are having a blizzard of cataclysmic proportions.
Northeast, eat your heart out. We have, like, two INCHES!
We managed to pull ourselves out of snowdrift after snowdrift fight our way back inside to safety.