For the last week, our weather apps have been predicting snow on Sunday. I couldn’t count on two hands the number of times I said, “I’ll believe it when I see it.” We typically get snow here in North Carolina once a year if we’re lucky, with the exception of last year. And I’d totally written off the possibility of snow this year, given that it’s March and we’ve already pulled out the sprinkler and ran through it in the backyard. So when 9:00 on Sunday morning rolled around with actual big snow flakes, I was stunned. So like every other person in coastal North Carolina with kids did, we pulled out their jackets and took the obligatory annual snow picture.
Of course it was too warm for any of it to actually stick. But it lasted several hours – longer than I thought! – before it turned to rain.
Steve and I feel a little silly getting excited about such a little amount of snow, considering we met in high school in New Hampshire – where there was more snow than not for the whole winter. But North Carolina has made us snow-desperate.
Count me out of the pictures because I was outside for about two minutes and freezing because I can’t zip my coat anymore. Ha! We had one of the laziest snowy Sundays in the history of our family. We skipped church altogether, since I wasn’t feeling so great on Saturday. No sickness, just some movement from baby that has me feeling like this little one might be thinking about making its appearance! That, combined with the time change, and the fact that I normally have to get up at 6:30 to get the kids ready for church (making it 5:30 this week)… plus snow. We threw out every excuse in the book on Saturday night before we decided to forgo the alarm clocks and go to sleep at 8:00. I didn’t cook anything all weekend. We sat on the couch and ate pizza two nights in a row. And as of Saturday, the pregnancy wall hit me like a ton of bricks, where I finally feel completely ready to get this baby out and I’m so excited to meet our littlest sibling! I can’t complain too much, since it took 38 weeks to get to this point. Here’s to another Monday, and hopefully the last working Monday for awhile!