as friday came to an end, i curled up in bed, my head propped up on three pillows, my face in a motrin coma {you should get your wisdom teeth removed as a teenager. seriously}, the sky outside the window was a deep purple. as i tried to focus on the one street lamp on our road, it all seemed a bit hazy to me. “is it snowing?” i slurred to my mister. “not sure” was his aloof response.

i wakened to the sound of giggling, “umm, yeah, it snowed. more than it’s snowed all winter.” that got me sitting up and peering out the window. he was right. luckily for me, with the winter that we’ve been having, that still meant it was only about 2″ here on the valley floor. still, maybe i could finally take out the snazzy wooden sled that we got to entertain us for the anticipated repeat of the winter that never ends. {last year it snowed from september-june. it was brutal}alas & alack, by the time i got my freelance work done, the sun had worked her magic and all was once again brown.

don’t let the sunshine fool you though. it’s been COLD as you can see from the seriously thick ice hanging out on the banks of the new haven. but all said & done, i’ll take this over last year…

my sister visiting last APRIL. she’s from texas though, so she enjoyed where the rest of us were ready to scream by then.

the real upside to the light winter is that spring flooding should be pretty minimal around here. what with last years spring floods, and then irene wiping out much of the state, we could really use a break. it would seem that 4 of the farms on our road had to declare total losses on their crops once the river water submerged their fields. so with fingers crossed, we have the chance to avoid this come spring.

a house that irene claimed about 20 miles from our house…