Rest assured that here in Florida, where we almost never ever EVER get snow days, when we do, we take them very seriously. Oh yes. The day before Snowmageddon hit, also known as Winter Storm Leon, I was getting alerts on my phone. By the way, when and why did we start giving winter weather names like hurricanes?
know some of you who are used to snow are probably face palming right
now, but to us, this is an extremely unique and amazing weather
phenomenon. The last time I remember snow dusting the ground was in the
90’s when I was a teenager. I have great memories, and a few photos my
parents snapped. I’m hoping that my kids will be able to say the same
Anyway, thanks to our dire warnings, I considered running out and stock up like it was Y2K, but decided that the spaghetti rings in the pantry would do fine if we needed to hunker down like eskimos for a few days.
By the time all the kids got home from school Monday afternoon, we had already received notification that the schools would be closed for the next two days. Mind you, it’s not because we Southerners are wimps about cold weather. I’m actually neither confirming or denying that as a fact. But, we don’t actually have a good system to keep our roads safe for drivers and school buses, therefore we shut down our city. No lie. I had to go out to get milk this evening, and our grocery store is closed.
My kids were absolutely not complaining though. And honestly, neither am I. I’ve loved watching them have fun. It’s been like Christmas. We don’t have warm enough clothes to be outdoors for too long, but they’ve squeezed every second they could out of their thin gloves and socks, those of mine that even attempted to wear gloves, that is.
The only part about Winter Storm Leon (ugh, that still feels weird calling it a name) is that my husband was supposed to fly home from Nashville on Tuesday evening, and they’ve shut down our airport, yes, shut it down, until Friday.
Apparently ice on the runways don’t work too well when trying to land planes. Alright, yes, I’d rather them wait to land until it’s safe, but I really wanted my husband home with us to enjoy our Florida winter wonderland while it lasts.
Maybe there will still be a little white on the ground when he finally gets home. I made sure to snap lots of pics just in case there’s not though.
Oh, and by the way, I just received another phone call that school will still be out tomorrow.
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