Sunday, March 01, 2009

In Like a.... Grizzly Bear?

First, when Sarah and I were going to the grocery store, there was driving rain with sleet. Ewh. Then, there was a wintry mix. Then, it was just full on snow. Snow! It's probably over an inch thick on the ground right now. We've lived here nearly a decade and have never seen this much snow at a time in Atlanta. It was 60 degrees out yesterday.

Rex has never seen snow before in his life. Lola needs a bath, a thing the bright white snow just accentuates. Kate's been running a fever all day, but I let her go outside and play in it for a bit anyway because I couldn't figure out how to stop her. At first, she sneaked out wearing nothing but her gymnastics leotard, slippers and, because she's very responsible, her winter coat. I dragged her back in but quickly realized that just ushering her up to bed with all the excitement going on was out of the question.


Then, because we have no gloves or mittens for the girls (it's as if we don't know anyone who knits, right?) Kate cried because her frozen hands burned from the cold. Then I forced both girls to take a nap, even though I felt the proper thing to do would be to make hot cocoa and huddle around the candle-lit fireplace under big blankets together. We can do that later, I suppose. We'd better hurry, though, because it's going to be in the 60s again by Tuesday.

7 comments:

karen said...

Your weather's worse than ours, at least right now. We're scheduled for enough snow to close everything down by the morning, though. I'm hoping it holds out until my flight gets off the ground or it'll be a bad start to my work week.

Speaking of trips for work, it looks like I'll be in your woods twice this month - once for a flash visit with no time for anything other than the meetings and once probably with time to meet up, toward the end of the month. I'll let you know as soon as I'm ticketed!

duchessnyc said...

poor kate! fevers do not mix well with the fun that is snow. hope she feels better soon.

now if only someone could knit those girls some mittens...

Ed said...

No mittens? The abuse our poor grandchildren must withstand. They don't look any the worse for it though!
Grizzly Bear? where'd that come from. I believe that March is coming in like a lion - hopefully it will go out like a lamb.

Keith said...

Are Atlanta news outlets advising panic and food hording? That's how DC rolls.

LMP said...

@Karen - I can promise you springlike weather by the time you're here long enough to visit!

@Keith - just to be on the safe side, we horde food all the time. You never know, you know?

Anni said...

i can't believe you have snow and we don't! our consolation prize: 5 below tonight. argh! want to come up and wrestle Cyrus into his jacket? he gets lots of practice evading me.

The Real Jo Jo said...

Those hands are much to tiny to knit around. I have a couple of balls of yarn. You could just shove their hands into those.