They’re forecasting our first significant snow of the season tonight and tomorrow. Actually, they’re saying it might be one of the biggest November snowstorms in St. Louis history! In honor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch‘s Weatherbird’s “French Toast Map” and all of the people who hit the grocery stores to purchase large quantities of milk, eggs, and bread before a storm hits, I made French toast for dinner. It’s a win-win situation…we like the snow and don’t freak out about it like so many in St. Louis do, and French toast is one of the children’s favorite special dinners!
If I hadn’t seen and felt it for myself, there’s no way I’d believe that only a week ago there was almost a foot and a half of snow on the ground, and temperatures were about 70 degrees colder than they are now!
It’s amazing what a lot of sunlight and a south wind can do to eliminate evidence of a winter storm. I have to admit that while I don’t miss the negative temperatures, I would have liked some of the snow to stick around a little longer, though!
Last year, we were praying for rain. We started the year with a dry spring, and it just got worse all summer, until we were in the midst of a pretty severe drought. But the rain just wouldn’t fall.
This year is completely different so far. It seems like all it ever does is rain. Every time I think the nice weather has arrived, we have another chilly, damp, rainy day. Yes, it’s better than a drought, but it’s really just another extreme.
I’m hoping for some nice, clear days soon. Turkey would like to get out and start practicing for baseball, and Ladybug really wants to make some chalk art on the driveway. Bunny and Moose are also wanting to be outside at a playground. Until it dries out some, though, none of those activities is going to be very fun, if they’re possible at all!