Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

After receiving over a foot of snow Friday and into Saturday, we now have a second snow storm! It’s been snowing pretty hard for most of today. I think we’ve received around 8 or so more inches.

This is our patio table this afternoon. Refer to the picture in my entry, We woke up to this... to see what it looked like just yesterday.

This is our patio table this afternoon, taken through our kitchen window. Refer to the picture in my entry, "We woke up to this..." to see what it looked like just yesterday.

David and I went to shovel off the car around 3pm to make things easier tomorrow. We then walked around the city, playing in the snow. I felt like a little kid again.

This is me. We climbed and slid/fell down this snow bank so many times, laughing hysterically.

This is me. We climbed and slid/fell down this snow bank so many times, laughing hysterically.

When I was growing up, the snow plow would leave a huge snow bank to the left of our house. My sister Sarah and I would spend entire afternoons sledding down the snow bank in inflatable tube sleds–they were far faster than any other type of sled. I also remember spending hours digging a tunnel through the snow bank. One snow day we skied down the street, climbed back up in our ski boots, and skied down again. I also spent a lot of time at Sarah N’s house, down the street. Sarah N., her younger sister Katrina, and I mapped out our future home by making paths in the snow on their huge lawn and building small walls for each room. We made chairs, tables, beds, and fireplaces out of snow.  Sarah N. and I made a huge snowman once and thought that instead of a pebble mouth, we’d use food coloring. We go the red dye from her kitchen, but didn’t anticipate how quickly it would spread. Instead of just his lips, his whole face was a red blob. It greeted kids for weeks as they looked out the school bus window.

Downtown was so peaceful and quiet.

Downtown was so peaceful and quiet.

David, walking down what felt like a secret place.

David, walking down what felt like a secret place.

Looking through a fence at an almost eery purple and grey tinted sky.

Looking through a fence at an almost eery purple and grey tinted sky. The yellow glow is from the street lights.

When we got back from our walk, our car already had another inch of snow on it. It is still coming down!

I received a phone call around 6pm from my principal (who’s right above me on the school’s phone tree) who let me know that school will be closed tomorrow. We were out Friday the 12th and Monday the 15th due to a huge ice storm that caused the governors of NH and MA to declare a state of emergency. (My parents were without electricity for four and a half days and my grandfather was without power for seven days). We were dismissed at 11am this past Friday, the 19th,  due to the snow storm. I am anxious about all the school we’ve been missing and how to rework the structure of my current unit, but I love the snow.

We have school on Tuesday, but it’s only a half day and we get out at 12:15. I am learning to be flexible and, as the executive director of our school likes to say, “Embrace ambiguity!”

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