Let it Snow!

let it snowWhile walking to the K-Mart at lunch on Tuesday I experienced a snow squall. From the description of lake-effect snow on the Weather Channel that morning, I'd have sworn that's what it was—except that we don't live near the Great Lakes. Is it possible it was river-effect snow, since we live between the Schuylkill and Delaware rivers?

In any case, that little squall—bounded on both sides by sunshine—was only an appetizer. It's now snowing for real outside. The forecast for today through Sunday is "wintry mix and wind". There's no mixing right now, though: All I see is giant, swirling, coming-down-like-crazy snowflakes. Judging from the fact that they occasionally seem to be falling sideways, I'd say the wind part was right.

I have a workout to complete, a bathroom to paint, a tree to decorate, and Christmas cards to write, but there's no way I'm not going out in this. It better still be snowing by the time I get all my outerwear on; walking to the Starbucks in the snow is the perfect way to get in the Christmas spirit, I'd say. Today might be the day I finally splurge on a Peppermint Mocha.

Posted by Lori in philadelphia at 9:29 AM on December 5, 2003