Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Snow!


We Texans, especially those of us along the Gulf Coast, weren't cut out for snow! We get a little dusting of it, almost more ice than actual snow, and we freak out. We have to take pictures, write about it, call our friends and family, and if we're really crazy, go outside in it. The kids are out there trying to have a snowball fight.

Yesterday, we had a high temp of 78! Right now, it's 34 degrees outside! It's probably not the snow many of you northern states are used to, but for us, it's a big deal. It hasn't snowed in the Houston area since 2004, and when it snows, it usually doesn't stick for very long. But, it started snowing about an hour ago. That's my back yard, a tree in the front yard, and the icy snowball my son threw at the front door just two seconds before I opened it. I would have gotten creamed with it!

I'm really freezing to death right now! Inside. With warm, fuzzy socks on. With the heater on. With the computer in my lap. I wasn't cut out for this! How do you guys handle this?

15 comments:

storyteller said...

Wow ... what a BIG difference in a brief time! According to the weather report, we're in for something similar in a few days (without the snow where I live anyway). It was in the mid-80s today and we'll have a high in the mid-50s by the weekend with snow in the mountains as low as 4-5000 feet ... most unusual for Southern California!
Hugs and blessings.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

The other day it was 24 and tomorrow it is suppose to be 55. then they want to know why people get sick. Today it rained all day.

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Diana have fun while it lasts. I'll trade you though - we haven't been higher than 21 in the last 3 weeks and it snowed so much today I had to clear the walk twice! I'll trade you for a couple of weeks? The cook book got here also and I'm all curled up under a blanket reading it. Thanks so much.

jenn said...

I miss the New York snow sometimes...but not enough to want to live there again! When it snows in SC, there isn't a loaf of bread or gallon of milk to be found in the stores for days!

Debbie~ said...

Hi there,
Oh, I hope we get some snow this season! Usually we do, but the weather has been so odd that we'll just have to wait and see!
I'm not sure I let you know I changed one of my blog names from Ecologicallyworn, to:
Baubles Buttons & Beads, (it goes better with my jewelry)! http://BaublesButtonsBeads.blogspot.com/
or
http://hann-me-downs.blogspot.com/
Enjoy your snow! Debbie~

Giggles said...

It's so exciting when it snows...we get it for such a short time...people often assumes all Canadians are Eskimos with igloos....that's in the far north, the east gets a whack of snow too...we welcome that white stuff...speaking of, I love it on your blog. Very seasonal around here!! Looking good!

Melanie said...

Oh How I'd love it to snow here Diana.

I would love to be able to play in the snow and throw snowballs. lol

I sound like a kid don't I. lol
I love the photos with the dusted snow.

Joy said...

Lots of melting salt for the ice and Uggs for the feet!

"J" said...

I love it!!!! =)

I'm going to do another snow post today! It was so exciting!

It took us 2 1/2 hours this morning to get from Livingston to Humble! They had 59 shut down in Cleveland and in Splendora! It was BAD! Cleveland sent us through the old 59 part but Splendora we were just STUCK on the freeway!!!! =(

kris said...

I posted pics on my blog too! How fun for our kids! Stay warm and see you soon!
kris

kris said...

I posted pics on my blog too! How fun for our kids! Stay warm and see you soon!
kris

Sassy Mama Bear said...

I heard about this when I watched the news this morning and thought it was odd. Still darling we have snow piles 3 feet high out front.

Bubba's Sis said...

Wasn't it beautiful?! I loved it. I wouldn't want it all the time, but I do wish we got it a little more often than we do...

I blogged about it, too! Snow in Houston is a big event!!

D... said...

Love the snow on your blog!

I used to be cut out for snow weather. However, I've lived here long enough that I'm miserable in freezing weather.

Last night was truly something special tho. I wish we could have had a late arrival day so the kids could stay up way late last night. Ah well. They have good memories!

And next week? We will be back in the 60s. Crazy.

Tammy said...

I handle it from inside by the fire. lol Loved seeing snow in Texas.

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