On Wednesday morning…..I woke up to the most beautiful sight…snow. It was perfect, not too hard, but still enough to cover the ground, and it was on December 1st, so it just made it feel like Christmas was really here. Since then, most of it has melted….even though it snowed again last night. Now snow is one of my absolute favorite things….for various reasons which I will share with you now.
- When I was in elementary, middle, and high school, basically every time it snowed we either got a delay or we had a snow day. I live in a pretty rural county where most roads are back roads, which can be rather treacherous in icy/snowy conditions. So over the years I have always associated snow with no school, which is obviously awesome.
- My freshman year here at Butler….we had a snow day. It snowed like 13 inches, and for the first time in years they had to cancel class. Best. Day. Ever. Even though I know snow days are really rare in college, I can still hope that we will be lucky enough to get one this year sometime….:)
- On Wednesday as I walked to class and listened to Dominick the Donkey….it just seemed like the perfect day. Christmas time, snow, walking to my class for one of the last times this semester, and Dominick. If you don’t know what Dominick the Donkey is….or why it makes me feel all warm and tingly inside…and why it is such a big deal here….check out Andre’s blog…or the Butler traditions page. That will give you a little bit of a better idea of what this whole donkey thing is.
- Before I left home after Thanksgiving, my Dad made sure that I was equipped with windshield de-icer for my car. I have one can in my car. and the other is in my roo….you know…just in case I have to use it to get into it. So ever since then, which was Sunday, I have been DYING to use it. And on Wednesday….I got to. It worked absolute wonders. SO COOL. I kind of want it to snow/ice all the time now…just so I can use it.
So the first real snow of the year was perfect, enough to get me excited, but not so much that I couldn’t get out to do anything else. Until the next one….my de-icer and I will be patiently waiting….