Thursday, January 11, 2007
A Sight for Sleepy Eyes
At least 75% of the time when snow is in the forecast here in the valley - it will come up short. Either not happen at all, or be so minimal it's not worth it. So, it's no wonder when it is supposed to happen, that I hold on to hope wearily, trying not to get our hopes too high, but wishing like the children to see the magical white flakes begin to accumulate.
The Advil PM idea on supposed "snow nights" has been a lifesaver to me. Yes, I still wake up frequently with my bad dreams of no snow, but I fall back asleep in a hurry. Phew.. (yes, I know I'm obsessed....).
Upon waking up at 5:30, I figured that was it - I hadn't peeked all evening, it was time to figure out if I should adjust my head to school actually happening. It was a beautiful thing to spot the white from our glass patio doors, and more white than I expected. The grass was actually completely covered.....
Next step- school closure - and yes, no wait required, there it was scrolling across the tv screen. Yeah!
Now, the only question is, can I get back to sleep - and what to do with my son, who, thanks to John excited to share the news is now awake? Hopefully, we'll both drift off again, and for me, with peaceful dreams.