So last week it snowed. And more than just a skiff, which, to be honest, was all I was expecting at first, but then all the weather sites I checked started saying the same thing (and not just copying Environment Canada) and I thought hmmm, maybe it will actually snow!
And then it snowed a little. And then they said hey, we're getting some more and we did. I figure a foot overnight. And I won't get into how little that seems to the rest of Canada and the States that get Snow (tm) I'll just say it was pretty and I enjoyed it and it kind of shut down the city for most of a day.
I was happy to have the cold weather gear I have invested in over the years, including the snow boots I do not have any memory of buying but am glad I did!
I'd still like to get something with slightly better traction, I do have some things I can slip on the bottom of my regular boots but they're not as grippy as I'd like, so I ended up using the snow boots for the actual deep snow day and my hiking boots for the rest of it. And, if I may gripe a bit, walking on the sidewalks wasn't much fun. And even less fun once the temperatures warmed up a bit and things started melting.
The snow's gone now, as of yesterday morning. Other than the piles made by shovels and plows... they'll stick around a while making us all think it's Spring, when really, we're only just a month in to Winter!
I went out on the first small snow day and made sure I had.... you know, essentials! (Foods that I didn't need but wanted and regular food for normal eating!) As I said to one of the ladies at a checkout "if we're going to have weather, we may as well have chocolate!" Because, am I right or am I right? Heh.
So it was a quiet week and the snow's gone now and we're back to mild and rainy and I wonder if we'll get another snow this Winter.... we shall see!