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.
Then the tiny ice shards started clumping together…
…and pretty soon, it was coming down hard!
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.
Maddy was starting to get excited! (this was about 4:30pm)
Sophie is camera-shy.
Here we are at 5pm…
And an hour later, around 6:15
And here’s the snow at 8pm!!
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…
…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!
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.
I put Maddy on her retractable leash so she’d have some slack (i.e., not knock my tipsy ass down)
(that’s our driveway!)
Obligatory snow angel.
I made a snow-Jabba (it was too powdery to form into balls).
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.)
And it’s still gorgeous as ever this morning, even though it’s starting to melt away…
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? At least you know I say things in real life like I do on the blog – crude jokes and sartorial mistakes and all.