Snow Day 2012, brought to you by me (a post by Molly)

My two favorite parts of winter, Christmas, and the snow
My two favorite parts of winter, Christmas, and the snow

Wednesday night across all Appleton’s news stations, Thursday was decreed a snow day… and there was much rejoicing. I don’t mean to brag or anything, but the snow yesterday was pretty much all my doing. You see, last Saturday a rainstorm quickly melted away all remnants of winter. Our hope for a white Christmas looked pretty dismal, and the only way I could console myself was by checking weather.com to see if there would be any snow before Christmas. Fortunately, weather.com informed me that there would be a chance of snow on Thursday. A chance was okay, I guess. “Wouldn’t it be great if that was a huge snowstorm?” I thought to myself. And somehow the snow gods heard me.

Unfortunately, my brother wasn’t as pleased by my new-found weather abilities as I was. Because of the storm that I created, my brother had to spend five hours on a Greyhound bus stopping at every town between here and Madison. Most of my brother’s snow day was spent in a ditch somewhere near Columbus. According to him a “Lord of the Flies” like situation developed between the Appleton riders, and the Green Bay riders. Luckily, my brother made it to Appleton with his skull intact.

I was able to reap the benefits of my new weather powers yesterday, though. After sleeping in pretty late yesterday (8:00) I had a lot of time to kill before my peers woke up. I had quite a few things planned for the day, but after breakfast I forewent all of them to do absolutely nothing… and focused most of my attention on not getting run over by plows as I hiked over to my friends’ house.

We could have spent the day building snowmen, sled riding, or having a massive snow ball fight like the one my brother enjoyed in Madison just before he got on the bus to come home.

Instead, we tucked ourselves inside, watched a movie or two and gave ourselves manicures, a perfect snow day!

 

 

A nice view of my work
A nice view of my work
Our house, looking cozy in the cold
Our house, looking cozy in the cold
Our almost Seussical looking pine tree
Our almost Seussical looking pine tree
Another nice look at my weather powers
Another nice look at my weather powers

 

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