What a strange last few days we have had here! Snow was predicted for Thursday afternoon of last week and three storms were supposedly headed our way. A few weeks earlier snow had been predicted but it turned out to be just a dusting, so I was skeptical this time. Well, we ended up with more snow than we have had in the last few years! We had a few rounds of snow plus a few rounds of ice. One of the days we took the kids sledding at the park a few streets over. It was 24 degrees and raining (sleeting?) ice pellets. By the time we got home our coats were covered in a fine sheet of ice.
Our days alternated between playing outside in the snow (mainly the kids) and playing games inside. Wingspan is our current favorite. I can't resist beautiful illustrations of birds. We started our Valentine's Day celebration with a virtual school party on Friday, and then heart shaped cinnamon rolls and lots of cards and chocolate on Sunday. I spent a lot of time making sure the hummingbird feeder didn't freeze. Hummingbirds need to eat twice their body weight every day, no matter the weather. They're so tiny!
When the ice storm arrived lots of houses in the area lost power. Many are still without it. School (distance learning) was canceled today and the doctor's office is without power, so that appointment has to be rescheduled. Last week I had ordered a King Cake for Fat Tuesday (today) but the bakery is without power so we'll have to postpone that celebration. It has been a hard weekend for so many businesses losing power on Valentine's Day. So many bakeries and florists had to cancel everything due to ice, snow and power loss. I feel so fortunate that we haven't lost power. It's been fun to have snow, since we get it so rarely, but I'm glad it is already melting. Give me a winter full of plain old rain over snow and ice storms any day!