(*the caption is to quote my dad last night. don't ask what i said in response! or do. i might tell you.)
all of those who wanted a white Christmas got their wish alright. i think the snow may have finally stopped- for now.
i worked on Christmas (and Jay worked a few hours at his job, too) and was happy that the snow didn't start until after i drove in (Jay wasn't so lucky). however, they activated our severe winter storm policy and those of us at work that were also scheduled today had to stay overnight. those who weren't there yet and were scheduled to work today also had to come in last night if they didn't think they could make it this morning. did you follow that? but we did get paid to sleep overnight and we did get real beds to sleep in and a couple of free meals so the only complaint is that i/we didn't sleep well at all and it was Christmas. and we didn't get to enjoy the snow except what it looked like through the windows (which i must admit is beautiful). but we were able to send almost all of our Christmas Eve babies, and some a day or two older, home today and extra staff were allowed to leave too so after 34 hours i was able to come home. just in time for sunset...
yes i took them from inside. it's much too cold to stand outside for long! and i didn't have any plans to go outside but the animals decided they needed to, ahem, "go" so we switched gears and went to the front of the house and they decided it was time to play so i quickly bundled up and snapped a few pictures of our blowing snow. (yeah, who needs a snow blower when the winds are forecast to blow with gusts up to 50-60mph?)