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CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN – DAY 21 – SNOW

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CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN  – DAY 21 – SNOW megans-christmas-countdown

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Snow: Pretty, cold, wet, fun, dangerous

I don’t really like cold weather at all. Snow is so pretty though. It’s exciting to anticipate the first snow of the winter season. I look at it awhile, then I want it gone. I’ve sometimes caught individual snowflakes on the sleeve of my dark coat, or even taken a black sheet of construction paper outside to catch snowflakes. Wonderful to see how they are all so delicate and lacy. They all have different names too, according to how they are formed. I think a common one is called a dendrite crystal. I read a whole book about snowflakes one time.  (haha – yes, I read a whole book!) There is one by Kenneth G. Libbrecht, called “The Snowflake: Winter’s Secret Beauty”. This may have been the one I read. There are a lot of beautiful photos, and information.

Last Christmas, we had a blizzard here in our town. It was a mess for weeks. Our flights were delayed and cancelled trying to get back home. Don’t want to do that again!

There was one Christmas, maybe 1998, that we had snow on Christmas day. Well, there might have been other times, but this time was a big one, too. Just as we were opening presents that morning, these huge snowflakes started falling, and before long all outside was a winter wonderland. Then we had to drive over to my parent’s house for the get-together with family.

One of the gifts to my daughter was, at the time, a CD of the songs by Hanson, one of which was “MMMBop”. You remember that one? I liked it then, and I still do like that song. Anyway, she put it on to listen to while we continued opening gifts. It was on repeat, so we heard it over and over for quite a while. Now we call it our “MMMBop” Christmas! 🙂

Look! Here it is now!

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If you want to learn more about snowflakes, here is a wonderful place for facts, photos, and frequently asked questions about it all! 🙂

http://www.its.caltech.edu/~atomic/snowcrystals/faqs/faqs.htm

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JUST JOT IT JANUARY # 3 – FROZEN

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Today’s Just Jot It January prompt is the word Frozen.

But first…For some reason I didn’t think we were to do one on Saturday! Now, I find out that we were, and the prompt was ‘pause/paws’… I guess I took it literally, and paused for real 😉 …anyway, without further ado, here’s the one for today! Enjoy!

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First of all, I keep wanting to mention this, to see if anyone else sees what I see when I visit blogs. The Snowflakes that are falling across many of your screens. They are really cool, and hypnotizing. I could watch them for hours, just getting lost. The thing is, I use my PC for everything, and when I move the mouse different directions, the snowflakes on the screen move either in that direction, or the opposite direction. It’s fun! Does anyone else notice this happening, and is it supposed to do that?

Now, I have to mention the movie “Frozen”. It’s a great movie, if you like animation. My 2 year old grand-daughter loves it. She sings the songs, talks about Elsa and Anna and that snowman (forgot his name…Olaf? or is that the reindeer?) We got her a play costume dress-up dress for Christmas, that was like one of the girls in the movie wore. She didn’t want to ever take it off, she felt so pretty in it 🙂

So, the day after Christmas, we were travelling back home from MO. We had to cut our visit short, in order to beat a blizzard that was due to happen in our hometown in TX. Well, we almost made it. Flights were cancelled, the airline put us in a limo for an almost 2 hour drive, through flooding rains, to St. Louis to catch another one, then at DFW everything was cancelled, they said for days. So…we rented a car to drive home, and wouldn’t you know it, there was thunder, lightning, and pouring rain…with tornado warnings all around us. We were lucky we didn’t get blown away. Then, finally on the highway, the blizzard hit, big time. Slippery roads, very little visibility, and strong winds. We had to drive only 30 mph for a long, long time. What a mess! Thankful we made it home. Oh, our suitcases were lost somewhere along the way, too. They did finally find them, and delivered them to our house…yesterday evening…a full week later!

Here are a couple of pictures. One of our back yard, and one out the front door (we had to shovel our way out it was so deep). If you’re from the north, and are used to this frozen weather, go ahead and laugh. We’ve never seen so much snow, and the whole city shut down for days!IMG_1935-2IMG_1941-2

Frozen…nope, don’t like winter or cold weather. Give me hot, hundred degree weather any time! 🙂

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Find more about the Just Jot It January Challenge by clicking below.

 

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