Anyone remember Snowmageddon 2010? I thought it was a stupid name for it back then, but with all the hype over this week’s storms, it kind of fits now! First of all, where the heck did yesterday’s snow storm come from? The first person that says “the sky” is getting hit. Just saying.
I checked the weather on Saturday. It was supposed to be a lovely day yesterday. I was planning to go get the guinea pigs their pellets and grab some other stuff I procrastinated on over the weekend. Every morning, I look out the window before waking up my son. Just in case it unexpectedly snowed. Well, guess what? It UNEXPECTEDLY SNOWED! A lot! I live in the Poconos, by the way, an area that is pretty used to snow.
Snowmageddon Part Deux?
Apparently Mother Nature decided that if Robo-Cop, Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Spider-Man could all have reboots, she could too. She’s making another go at her Snowmageddon in what I can only imagine is some sort of bizarre ploy for ratings on the Weather Channel. Speaking of, it’s on in the background in the living room and they keep talking about Orion and something with an “N.” Nica? Nina? Nita? At least it’s not Nicole, then people would blame me. My boyfriend’s daughter is named Raina. Whenever it rains, people say “hey Raina, why’d you make it rain.” Original, right? If she ever hauls off and hits someone for it, it’ll be totally justified.
Back to Snowmageddon Redux. Yes, I can’t settle on a name for it. So basically we had a lovely surprise (to me anyway, I SWEAR I checked the weather recently!) snowstorm today, one coming on Wednesday and either flurries or the mother of all storms coming on Sunday into Monday. You know what this means? The grocery stores are going to be crowded tomorrow, full of people buying up all the bread and water. Because, you know, snow doesn’t melt into a liquid and apparently we’re all prepping to be prisoners. I plan to buy up all the chocolate, because as heavy as the snow was today, I’m pretty sure I burned off enough calories to last me a month while shoveling.
Honestly, I don’t care if it snows 50 feet and we’re trapped in the house for a month, as long as I have power. I have sleds and dogs, I’m sure I’ll figure a way out if we are stuck. I’ll go all Ma Ingalls and strap on my imaginary snow shoes or something. But after going 8 days without power during Hurricane Sandy, I get completely freaked out every time the wind so much as blows these days. I’m traumatized for life from that. Ask Olfa over at OurFamilyWorld, where I’m the editor and one of the writers. If they even hint that we may have a storm, I email her to let her know I could lose power.
All joking aside, those of you in the path of all these freaking snow storms, stay safe, stay warm and stock up on chocolate.
I wish we had snow here! We have only had one snow this year, it was a good one but definitely not enough! I hope we get some more before the season is completely over!
Aww, I’m sorry! You can have some of mine! As much as snow drives me crazy when I have to shovel it or go somewhere, I really do enjoy it.
The weather has been nuts over the past month or so all over! Crazy! Yesterday was the 4th day of February, and it his 93 degrees here in Florida! That might sound like heaven to you, but in February?! My word, I’d like to still be wearing sweaters!!!
93 is a bit much! I mean, about now I’d be thrilled with, say, 80, but wow, that’s hot. With cold, at least you can layer up. With hot weather, well, you can only take so much off before you’re charged with indecent exposure!
I love the snow! We actually got 4 inches last week. My granddaughter loved it.
It may be snowmaggedon but it sure is beautiful! I have only seen snow in person once in my life…..maybe four years ago it snowed in Houston…..like less than an inch. I’ve always lived in warm places
Yup certainly has been a crazy kind of winter! We just got dumped on with tons of snow on Monday. Haven’t lost power though I do know many that have at one point this winter.
The amount of snow storms we’ve had this winter is amazing. We have piles of snow still unmelted and I hear another storm coming soon. Here’s to us all keeping warm and safe with chocolate
Just came across this post, and yes, I definitely remember Snowmageddon! In fact, my sister was living in Columbia, MD at the time and was pregnant with her first. What timing! That was during the second blizzard that came through. It was 3 days straight of shoveling snow. Best workout of my life! This year was pretty bad, but the snow was much more spread out than it was back in 2010.
Beautiful pictures! I love the Poconos….don’t live too far south of you! And yes, lots of shoveling this year!
The snow is soo pretty and it is fun to be snowed in, but I hate being without power, too, esp for a long time. I need to start getting containers of water ready, hard to believe those big storms can start any time now!!
I have a TON of them in my basement now, just in case. They’re tap water, which isn’t great in my area. But at least I can flush with them. I need to start stocking up on drinking water now. I’m thinking it’s going to be a bad winter.