It’s very cold and will be for the remainder of the week. School is cancelled for Tuesday and probably will be for Wednesday. I may or may not be substitute teaching Thursday.
Took a lot of pictures of the snow today. Will post tomorrow as I’m watching the Auburn/Oregon football game. War Eagle! Go Tigers! It would be wonderful if Auburn made National Champion after Alabama won it last year and it would be the fifth straight year that a Southeastern Conference team has won the national title!
If the powers-that-be who predict weather for North Alabama, (yeah, we think we’re different from the rest of the state) are correct, we are in for some Biiiiigg snow. Inches of the powdery, white stuff falling from the sky Sunday night that may transition to sleet or freezing rain by Monday night. The school system has already used up its ‘weather days’ and any additional days out of school will have to be made up at the end of the year. The seniors could be graduating in June instead of May. I don’t mind as I enjoy having my daughter around. And if she gets too bored, she can download a book onto her Christmas Kindle. Besides the fact that the books are cheaper, you can get a new one to read when you’re miles from a decent bookstore or can’t get to said bookstore. Incredibly I haven’t really looked at her Kindle and played with it or asked her to show me all its bells and whistles. I think the opportunity is coming. Soon.
All the pets are inside tonight, with the temperature falling into the low 20’s, including the neighbor’s Bassett hound. She has a floor pillow she sleeps on that’s next to the front door. I have plenty of dog food, cat food, cat litter and milk. Only Child said that she knows where she stands in the household hierarchy after reading this list. Humph! She knows very well where she stands….at the top! At least I did not add new yarn and needles to that list.
Tomorrow afternoon, while waiting for the snow, I’m going to identify my circular needle sizes and set up my Namaste case that I received for Christmas from Only Child. I love the color she picked out! I want to knit a cowl and that will require circular needles. I’d like to have them in their new nest ready for me to go straight to the slot where that particular size is and pull it out without having to measure half of the ones I think might be the correct size. And that, my dear friend, will be wonderful.
It is said that if snow remains on the ground for three days it will snow again. So far for 2010, that tale has proved true. Earlier in December we had snow and school was out for a day. And the snow was on the ground for more than three days. Sooooo……..
We woke up Christmas Day morning to snow coming down in big, fat, fluffy flakes. I looked straight up into the sky and it was awesome to see the flakes coming down first in grey then turning to white as they got closer to earth. By the middle of the afternoon it was covering the trees, and the bushes and ….. everything! It’s been three days since the last snow and it’s still on the ground. Does that mean we’ll get more snow?
The snow and icy roads played havoc with everybody’s holiday plans. I didn’t get to see my brother and niece Christmas afternoon and on Sunday, my other niece’s granddaughter’s baptism was cancelled due to the weather. She would have worn a baptism gown I made 21 years earlier for her daddy’s baptism. I tried to make it to look like an antique gown. For all the babies who have been baptized in the gown I’ve monogrammed the babies’ initials and birth dates between the tucks at the bottom of the dress. Before I starched and ironed the dress we knew the service had been postponed, so here’s a picture of the dress, wrinkles and all. I don’t store a dress with starch because the silverfish love it.
According to The Weather Channel it’s 18 degrees F. outside with a wind chill of 8 degrees F. School was cancelled for today due to the weather, which is a good thing for my daughter because she was sick with a high fever yesterday morning. By last night it was under 100 degrees F. So she gets a ‘free’ day to sleep in.
And I’m frogging a mitten I knitted for my daughter but it was way too big. I had made the mistake of using needles recommended on the ball band instead of what was listed on the pattern. That’s the last time I ever do that. What a waste of time, even if it is “occupational therapy.” Thankfully it’s a quick knit and I expect to have one finished by tonight. Instead of working on it last night I was finishing a cap she had started for a friend but didn’t want to finish. She asked me to finish it for her. I told her I would but it meant she wouldn’t get her mitts worked on. So that’s done and out of the way. I need to be knitting an afghan so I can cover my knees. Even with two layers, they’re cold. I just let in my neighbor’s Basset Hound to spend the morning. She stayed inside with us last night. She gets on the dog bed and doesn’t budge. Which makes the cats happy. I’m not sure her owners do much for her in this weather.