Under normal conditions, it would be difficult to imagine a Great Day that began with dental work and a trip to the Department of Motor Vehicles, but it has been a great day around here. When you live in Augusta, Georgia, and the forecast reads “100% chance of snow,” let me tell you, excitement runs high. 100% chance! Accumulation of 2-4 inches! The kids, naturally, are over the moon, but, really, most adults are just as stoked.
So after the DMV (not so bad, really) and dental work (more involved than I anticipated. Is there a trend here?), I and the rest of Augusta went to the grocery store. A Facebook meme captured it best: Milk, bread, and eggs? What is it about snow storms that make people crave French toast?
As for me, I was after a little comfort food. School had early dismissal today and no school at all on Wednesday. I pictured leisurely days, playing in the snow, lounging in our jammies, eating chili.
And so it has been – a slow, lazy day playing with friends, indulging in comfort food, listening to Tim play the piano, taking a nap, baking a few favorites in the kitchen . . . and waiting for the snow.
Now, we haven’t actually spotted a flake as yet. There is, however, something meteorologists call Wintery Mix falling as I type. It’s this Wintery Mix that always trips us up – damaging and no fun whatsoever. We’ve been glued to the weather forecast, and we’re now hearing that this sleet will turn to flakes at 7:00.
Just twenty-four minutes to go.
For the sake of thousands of Augusta area kids (and many, many adults who are still kids at heart), this snow had best start falling.