There has officially been snow on the ground for a month. One WHOLE month. And the weather has decided to celebrate this month-iversary? (weirdest term) 1/12 anniversary? by hitting us with yet another snow storm. I’m positively ecstatic.
Naturally, I’ve been thinking about snow a lot. I’ve actually been counting down to this day for the last two weeks. I mean, there were a few days where I thought, if these 37° F days keep happening, it’s all going to melt away! There was this one snow-free patch in the corner of the backyard for a few days and all the snow on one side of the garage roof melted twice, but it kept snowing and snowing and snowing all month long. A small part of me thinks the only reason it’s lasted so long is by my sheer force of will, and that same part of me feels more than a little bit smug.
And because this is all I have thought about it, it’s also been all I’ve talked about and all I’ve obsessively checked on the internet. Here is a list of today’s snow-related things:
Number of times I have looked out of the window at the snow: ∞
Number of times I have informed the public that there has been snow on the ground for a month: ~50
Number of times I stated the obvious and announced that it’s snowing: ~30
Number of times I have checked Weather.com: 17
Number of times I have told anyone in the general vicinity of the latest weather report and accumulation predictions: 17
Number of times I have checked the school district’s site: 14
Number of times I have seen the red banner and gotten tricked into thinking that they’ve cancelled school tomorrow rather than announcing that today’s after-school activities have been cancelled: 12
Number of times that I have announced to whomever is listening that that banner NEEDS to be in a different color: 12
Number of times I have refreshed the page to see if it’s changed: 12
Number of times it’s remained static: 12
Number of times I went through my text inbox and internet history to compile this highly scientific and useful data: 6