I was looking forward to snow this year. It’s almost February, but still, no snow. Although I’m in Southern California, we’re probably reaching reaching record-breaking rainfall for January. Probably. I didn’t do the research, but it sure feels that way.
Anyway, in order for it to snow where I live, two things have to occur simultaneously: the rain has to fall AND the temperature has to reach close to 30 degrees Farenheit for that rain to turn into snow. So far, we haven’t been that lucky. Here’s a cute video I found explaining how it snows!
We were lucky two years ago when we were able to make a long drive up to Big Bear to see the snow. My generous friend lent us her little cabin, and it was the best blessing ever. I had a 2 month old son, 3 year old son, 5 and 10 years old daughters. Do you know what was the first thing I was thankful for? BATHROOMS! Clean, dry, non-stinky bathrooms!
Next, of course, I was happy that I could keep the baby warm inside the house. We also didn’t have to worry about driving back at a certain time. We were spending the night and could leave whenever we wanted. Also, coming in from the snow and having a hot cup of cocoa was just awesome.
So, spending time right outside to make a snow man and snow angels was no big deal. We could warm our hands up immediately afterwards.
However, I’d say the best part was that we were able to find a secluded hill where we could play in the snow! We were away from the crowds and cars. The weather was perfect and the snow was beautiful.
Yes, I wanted to relive all the fun snow stuff that we did. But it doesn’t look like we will be able to do that this year. We’ve got no time nor money to go gallavanting up to the mountains for some snow thrills. Maybe we’ll splash around in puddles at home instead?
So, right now, what I’m actually looking forward to the most is SPRING. I miss the colors, the breeze, the chilly-but-not-freezing air, and seeing everything come back to life again.
“No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.” ~ Proverb
This post is part of Ink Interrupted’s Tuesday Coffee Chat.