It’s that time of the year again, the time when I make all of you heat lovers amongst us want to reach out and strangle me through the pages of the newspaper, I am officially doing my happy snow dance this week. I love the snow!
If it makes any of you feel better, I have been hoping for snow since mid November when I wanted a white birthday when my husband even offered to take me to the snow for the weekend, but there literally wasn’t any ANYWHERE at that point. All of the surprise snowfall from the weekend before Halloween had melted off even up in the hills, so I was a very disappointed girl.
I don’t always like driving in it and was very concerned about my daughter’s trip to and from town for Thanksgiving, but she made it to Mountain Home and back to the ranch safely over the holiday weekend and so now, sorry, but I hope we get dumped on by all of that white goodness!
Part of it is because, yes, I’m a ranch kid and know that snowpack is needed for a good water year (and no, snow in the mountains is not enough.In order for there to be the amount of snow we need up there to impact our water levels next summer, snow is inevitable down here in the valleys as well).
Water is not my only reason for being excited for snow though, truthfully it brings out the giant child in me. I love to play outside in it with the kids building snow forts and snowmen, nailing my husband, or friends, with an occasional (or many) snowballs and just looking at the beauty of it untouched and clean. I’m not big on sledding though, I was in a really bad snow tubing accident when I was 14 and ended up being life flighted with many broken bones. I just don’t sled, but have gotten to the point where I don’t hyperventilate the whole time my children are off sledding anymore. Well not as often anyways, so progress has been made. Even with my semi-ridiculous fear of sledding and tubing, I do have to say I love having the ability to send (I can’t watch) my son over to Legacy Park for an afternoon of downhill fun with his friends and family. I’ve said it before, but seriously, how lucky are we to have that opportunity in town.
The weather stations say it’s going to be clear for a few days, but I am definitely hoping they have it wrong. It might get chilly on Friday evening, but I would love to see fresh snow coming down and blanketing the park for the annual Christmas Parade and Tree lighting. It’s going to be cold no matter what, so all the snow will do is add to the ambience of it all. I hope to see you all there, I’ll be the one doing the snow dance.
Publishers Note: I’ll be the one chasing her with my snow shovel! Just kidding...
Warm Weathered Brenda