School has been cancelled for me, so I'll be home to enjoy the 'show' with my winter-loving daughter. Anastasia loves a good blizzard. After living her first twelve years in Siberia, she is pretty used to them. When I first met her in Russia in March '05 it was a balmy twenty below zero, with a foot of snow on the ground. My eyes kept freezing shut because the water on my lashes stuck together. I had to keep pressing my hands to my eyes to unlatch them! Anyway, my Siberian princess adores snow and counts every winter day without snow an injustice. We are expecting 14 inches Friday and then 4-6 early Sunday. I will be able to give you the exact amount this weekend, because Anastasia has a habit of measuring the depth every few minutes so she can tell me how wrong the weather man was.
" He said 12 inches and it's only 11 and three-quarters!" she told me last year at this time.
So, I am off to shop for food -- the dog and cat and people variety. We have none at the moment, unless you count saltine crackers, canned mandarin oranges and Russian candy. I hate shopping right before a storm, because all the crazy people are out then. But it's my own fault for putting this off for two days...grrrr.
Hope wherever you are the storm is just a news story on your tv screen! If not, hope you've battened down your hatches!