Like much of the country, we have had an unusual winter here in Abilene. Not only have we had quite a bit of cold — not necessarily out of the ordinary for us — we’ve had more wintery precipitation than usual. We’ve have 4 days of school cancelled, Sunday services at church cancelled, and a couple late starts, which makes this mama so happy! Even here in March, we’ve had weird temps — Saturday’s high was in the 80s, and we woke up Sunday to temperatures in the 20s. (We also woke up to a yard full of icicles from running our sprinklers early that morning.) While we were at church it began to sleet and snow, and it stayed very cold all day. Unfortunately, school is still in session today.
When we do get wintry precipitation here, it’s usually in the form of ice. Ice manages to shut down the city and ensure we don’t have to go anywhere, but it’s not very fun to play outside in. A couple of weeks ago, however, we woke up on Thursday morning to a couple inches of snow, a rare treat. The snow was very dry and not snowman worthy, but we still managed to get outside a couple of times to play, make snow angels, and do our best to throw it at each other.
(For my few, faithful readers, I will say that I have scheduled several new posts for this week and next!!)