Sunday, March 9, 2008

We really got dumped on with snow this weekend. This is what it looked like today after the streets finally got cleared. Can you see my mailbox peeking out? They said it was coming, but I don't think we really believed how much. Saturday morning we woke up to about 1/2 - 2 feet of the stuff. This would have been the kids first day off for a snow day in about 10 years, if it didn't happen on a weekend! We're use to a lot of snow because we live right off the lake and get big lake effect storms. The plows are always ready. My daughter couldn't even go to her friends birthday party who lived about 2 minutes away! My son slept over his friends house the night before. I told him he had to walk home because we couldn't even get out of the driveway, let alone down the street. His friend's house was only 3 blocks away, but my son had no jacket, hat, gloves, or even boots! His friend's dad actually dropped them both off in their 4-wheel drive car, so it worked out fine.

The kids had the best weekend anyway. A bunch of the neighbors came over and they played outside all day. Then most of them slept over one of their houses, and played again all day today. Though they're all ready for spring, a huge snowstorm like this was so exciting for them. I must admit, I enjoyed it too!

Cathy at A Bit of the Blarney gave me this great friend award:
Thank you Cathy! I will send it on to Leslie.

I was also tagged for a meme by Lizzy at Life According to Lizzy.

Here are the rules:

1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).

2. Open the book to page 123.

3. Find the fifth sentence.

4. Post the next three sentences.

5. Tag five people.

OK. This is one of the nearest books: M..... on the Orient Express. I'm going to start reading more Agatha Christie books.

" 'Shall we now see the Italian?' Poirot did not reply for the moment. He was studying a grease spot on a Hungarian diplomatic passport. "

Does it make you want to read it? I don't know who hasn't done this one yet, so if you haven't, you're tagged.


Dawn said...

I love Agatha Christie books but I've never read Murder on the Orient Express- I'd really like to sometime. That's too bad the snow couldn't have waited until a school day to cancel it :)

Becky said...

As Napoleon (Dynamite, that is) was quoted as saying, "Luckyyyyy!"

I'm crazy jealous of your snow day. We've only had a small dusting, and the weather is beginning to feel a little too much like an early spring.

Glad the kids all enjoyed it! Stay warm!

Amy said...

i hope you got the snow cleared away! spring is really almost here, really!!

Karen said...

It must have went North. We got snow but nothing like that. Good grief!

Mary said...

Oh man! That's a lot of snow!
I hope it doesn't stick around long and melts quick! And I hope that the stroms start to fade away now :)
(I saw green starting to poke through the ground in my front yard this weekend :))

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

So there's the snow everybody said we were getting! We were supposed to get 10 inches, but it must have been "man" inches because I only count two.

Anonymous said...

Yep...we too got hit with yet MORE SNOW this weekend.

OHmommy said...

Hmmmmm... your mailbox looks like the one I just posted on my blog today.

I think we might be neighbors Maria.

kimmy said...

Your mailbox looks like mine! I'm surprised I can still see it!
We got a lot of rain this weekend. I'll take that over the white stuff!


Irene said...

Hopefully that was the last of the big snow for the season. I am so sick of snow and being sick (yes now I am sick, again) that I am ready to just pack up the kids and start driving south until I hit warm weather.

Lizzy in the Burbs said...

Hi, Maria!

Thanks for doing the meme! I've never read Murder on the Orient Express, but I think I saw the movie. I want to say it was a comedy spoof of the book? I dunno!

That is alot of snow! I bet your kids had a great time playing in that! We've had four snow days this year, which is really unheard of, we rarely have even one.


Leah said...

The snow looks beautiful! I'm glad everyone was able to make the best of it, at least. I feel sorry for the birthday girl who probably had low attendance due to snow...sigh!

Debbie Yost said...

That is a lot of snow! I hope the kids got to play in it.

Amy said...

congrats on your award...glad you got the snow and not us...well we got a little, my family (in ohio) is snowed in though...I'm ready for spring!

Kila said...

A big snowstorm is a lot of fun.

Some of ours will finally melt tomorrow when our temps go up to 40, yay!

Anonymous said...


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My name is also Maria. I read one of your posts about home school.
I home school.

It is crazy how much time you have to spend teaching your children when they go to school to be taught.

I enjoyed browsing around your blog.

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Nice to meet you.

Kitty said...

Wow - that is stunning snow - we've had none this winter. Just howling gales and rain, rain and more rain! x

Jen said...

We got a snow like that on Valentine's day, and it took forever to dig out. Thank goodness for a neighbor with a snow blower.