It’s cloudy and dreary and chilly outside, but all I can think of is “Where’s my snow?” For those of you who don’t know, I live in balmy South Dakota, where in the past, we always did winter “right”. Blizzards, snow days, and shoveling out the snow plow piles are common place from the end of November all the way through May every year. Last year and this year however, our snow has been conspicuously absent.
It was so bad last Christmas that we were able to give my nephew a PowerWheel police car and he got to learn to drive it on Christmas day! Yes it got cold out fast, but still, no snow. Weather like this makes me want to bake cookies and stay inside, gorging on them until the snow comes when I can switch from cookies to traditional holiday treats (puppy chow, chex mix, chocolate covered pretzels or almond bark covered pretzels) and any number of bad things for me.
So, instead of making those eevil cookies (which I love so dearly) this year I am going to be focusing on healthier alternatives, walnuts, cashews etc, something that has a least one or two good things for me. Here’s hoping the snow we’re expecting today decides to grace us with its presence, it’s time for winter to get its butt in gear!