Way Down South In The Ice And Snow

Last night we got a nice thin coating of ice all over everything. The salt trucks were out early and often though (as evidenced by the fact that our street had been done before we even headed bed-ward), so it was with great surprise that I greeted the news that schools had been canceled this morning. Of course, this impacts us in exactly no way, but we had a play date at the kiddie time at the local rec center planned, so I thought the only result might be more attendance, not less.

Except of course that the rec center cancels kiddie time when school is canceled. This makes no sense to me (as evidenced by the fact that I pooh-poohed the idea of calling to make sure it was still on and instead just drove over there. Honestly, the roads are wet, that's really all they are.) So, since we were in the car anyway and I had the kiddo all geared up to play, we headed instead to the play place at Chick-Fil-A.

It was blissfully uncrowded (a huge surprise for a canceled school day - all I can think is that there were many, many neighborhoods that got no treatment or we're a county full of wusses) and actually a pleasant experience. At this point, most of the ice has melted, even off the deck (which gets very little sun). But it was awfully pretty this morning with the sun rising over ice covered tree branches.

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