When you were little, did you ever do the snow dance? The one where you wear your pajamas inside-out and dance around in a vaguely tribal manner, wishing for snow? I've felt like doing so all winter, since we've gotten so little snow, and I'm terribly jealous of the other parts of the country that have gotten more.
I LIKE snow! It's fun to play in and white and pretty. And there's something infinitely romantic about being snowed in with the ones you love, and playing board games, cooking, and watching movies. And now, finally, it has started snowing again here. There are actual flakes coming down right now (a full twelve hours before the weather people predicted!), and they're hopefully going to stick soon. I'm pleased as pie, let me tell you. =)
Now of course, this does slightly ruin my plans for the day, since I won't be able to go to the post office to mail off some manuscripts to editors, as my handy chauffeur (aka my mom) is unable to come and get me today. But that's not a tremendous loss, and they will be sent off by the end of the week. And I've got all sorts of yummy groceries in the house, with which to make penne alla vodka and tropical chocolate cake for dinner tomorrow on Valentine's Day.
And best of all? My mom and dad have to go away for a brief visit to NYC today, due to the impending snow, and I not only get to be snowed in with my kitten and my fiancee, but the family Labrador is coming to spend the next few days. So much fun! The kitten and the dog do not like each other.... it's going to be one interesting week. I'm looking forward to it! =)
(Our plans for cat and dog harmony involve alternately locking one or the other into our bedroom, so that they can sniff each other through the door. They're still at the stage where Dusty, the dog, attempts to lunge at Zoe violently, since she's inhabiting his territory. Zoe, on the other hand, is just plain terrified of the giant 85 lb. Labrador coming towards her with a vengance.)
And now, if you'll excuse me, I'll go and do some real work. =)