Saturday, February 13, 2010

Snowmageddon!!

I can hardly contain myself – we got about 6” of snow here last night!  The airport (about 30 min away) got 8.5” – this is the 5th highest snowfall in recorded history for Columbia, SC!  I’m a freak when it comes to snow…it is ALWAYS welcome when I’m around, so I’m a pretty happy camper at the moment!

 

It started around 3:30pm as teeny tiny little icy flakes – no actual flakes were seen this snowfall.  Sad

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Then the tiny ice shards started clumping together

 

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…and pretty soon, it was coming down hard!

 

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We still have our Christmas tree on our deck (long story), so we decided to pull it out in the open so it could get some snow.

 

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Maddy was starting to get excited! (this was about 4:30pm)

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Sophie is camera-shy.

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Here we are at 5pm

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And an hour later, around 6:15

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And here’s the snow at 8pm!!

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3.5 inches!

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We ate dinner in there somewhere – the dill/horseradish/panko-crusted salmon we tried last week, and one of my favorite concoctions – squash simmered in consommé or broth, then topped with sour cream and parmesan and baked.  Oh, and there was wine.  A few glasses…

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…and then a little sliver of cheesecake.  I’ve been doing well with my “no sugar” rules, so I’m (semi-) happy to report that the cheesecake gave me a sore throat!

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This was a little over 5.5” a bit after midnight. We waited until after the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics to take the dogs out.

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I put Maddy on her retractable leash so she’d have some slack (i.e., not knock my tipsy ass down)

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(that’s our driveway!)

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Obligatory snow angel.

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I made a snow-Jabba (it was too powdery to form into balls).

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And I totally wiped out when walking from the road to the yard.  But I stayed down.  And wallowed in the snow. Literally.  Don’t worry – I got back up! (In my Christmas PJs.  Don’t hate.)

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And it’s still gorgeous as ever this morning, even though it’s starting to melt away

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And since I love you guys, I’m letting you hear my uber-annoying voice.  Gah, do I really sound like this in real life?  Crying At least you know I say things in real life like I do on the blog – crude jokes and sartorial mistakes and all.

14 comments:

  1. I'll have you know that I said "thatswhatshesaid" OUT LOUD right as you said it in the video :P

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  2. Ahhh! I can't believe SC got snow. This is like the winter from Hell. Only worse. Because hell's hot. This is not.

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  3. haha-me & Cole do the thats what she said thing all the time-too funny. Wish I were excited with snow-I'm originally from Newfoundland so I've had me fair share of snow-still like it sometimes though~

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  4. You can have all of our snow if you want it!!! I am SO over it.

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  5. It snowed hard in Charleston too. It snowed all the way down 26 on Friday evening. I'm not a fan of snow, but this was pretty unbelieveable!

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  6. So pretty! Here we are trying to host the Olympics in the RAIN. Funny how the weather works sometimes!

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  7. @Erin - YESSS!!! That's awesome :)

    @Abby - We typically get 1-2 good snowfalls a year, but only a few inches at a time. This is the most we've had in awhile!!

    @Candace - As a feminist, I almost feel guilty saying "that's what she said," but it's so damned funny! I guess with snow, it's like someone from the plains getting excited over the beach, and someone from the beach getting annoyed with the prairie folk who hardly see it. I don't care how stupid everyone thinks I am, I friggin' love snow :D

    @Christie - SEND IT HERE!!!

    @Lily - It was so weird to see my friends' and family's snow pics from Charleston and Myrtle beach! It was all so pretty!

    @Ali - I know! It's so weird!!

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  8. I am glad you got some of that snow. Amazing to me all the places in the country that have gotten hit with snow. BTW, your meal looked super good.

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  9. WOW! Have a nice snow time!! Happy Val's Day too!

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  10. @Amanda - I'm glad, too! There was still a lot on the ground on Sunday! I usually love rain, but it's on my naughty list at the moment because it washed away the rest of it today. :(

    @CJ - Thanks! I did have fun in the snow! I hope you had a great Valentine's Day, too! :D

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  11. Cool! Fresh snow is the best!
    If you have anywhere around you to rent some cross country skiis I highly recommend going for it, it's SO MUCH FUN!

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  12. @Freak4Fitness - It only lasted over the weekend...the snow's all gone now! :(

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  13. OH MY GOD I LOVE YOU. the "that's what she said" KILLED me. love it.

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  14. @100in12 - My job here is done. :D

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