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Flaunt it Friday 87 and my thoughts on Snow

Hello there party animals.  Happy Friday!

It snowed today for the first time this winter.  Here in the Midwest it should've snowed a long time ago.  I'm not complaining though.  We've had a streak of warm weather (by warm I mean in the 50's) for about the past 2 weeks.  It felt like spring!  I was pretending it was March!  No, seriously, I was.  There was even a tulip bulb starting to sprout in my backyard!  Then a darned snow storm outta nowhere. 

Usually I enjoy the first snow of the year, this time... not so much.   For those of you living in the no-snow-zone there are 2 kinds of snow:  Good Snow (oxymoron?)  and Bad Snow.

There are certain criteria for Good Snow:

1.  "Good Snow" is snow at Christmastime, meaning anytime from Thanksgiving through December 26th.  Christmastime snow is a big magical don't ya think?  It's my favorite kind. 

2.  "Good Snow" good snow get you out of school.  Well, it used to get me out of school... now it gets my kiddos out of school which is just about as good as it was when I was a kiddo myself. 

3.  "Good Snow" should also be good packing snow for snowballs and snow forts, skiing, snowmobiling, good-time-having snow.  This snow does not include windy, blizzardy type snow.  It also must be clean and pretty.

"Bad Snow" is pretty much everything else.   Doesn't get you out of school, comes way after magical Christmastime snow.  Bad snow isn't enough to get you out of school but messes up the roads enough to slow you down.  It hangs around too long and gets dirty and gross and slushy which then makes your car and garage a yucky mess.  It's too cold to play in and it blows back over and drifts in your driveway 15 minutes after you shovel it.  It sticks in your hair frozen until you walk inside the store where it melts and makes your hair look awesomely bad.  I could go on and on. 

The snow is here, wish it would've come sooner.  Even though I don't consider it a "good snow", the look on my boy's faces this morning when they saw the snow covered ground was priceless.  If only it would've been a snow day...


  1. Thanks for hosting! Hope you have a super fabulous weekend!

  2. Kate, thanks so much for being such a gracious hostess each week! Glad to link up! Have a great weekend!

  3. Kate,
    Thank you for hosting and HAPPY WINTER:)


  4. I totally agree with you! There is definitely good and bad snow! We've had crazy warm weather up here too ~ it's like Mother Nature is taunting us with gorgeous, warm weather then dashing our hopes with a dump of yucky, slushy snow that just freezes into an ice rink... in the parking lot. lol Thanks for the fab party btw!! xo

  5. I can't imagine living where there's snow. We're in the middle of Summer at the moment, but even in Winter, it doesn't get cold enough to snow. Thanks for hosting...

  6. I sooo agree with you about the snow. I live in northern NY and I was devastated that we had a green Christmas with not even a festive dusting before Christmas. Now we are getting freezing rain and sleet. I have standing water in my yard. Where is the pretty fluffy white stuff? To make matters worse I work at school and I love snow days as much as any kid!

  7. Thank you for hosting!

  8. Yes, we almost always get "bad" snow here (Oklahoma)- icy and non-sticking or wet and sleety. Far cry from when we lived in Alaska- we always had the good snow!

  9. There are actually flurries coming down in New Jersey right now! We haven't had snow since our freak of a snow storm in October! Thanks for hosting today!

  10. Thanks for hosting! The weather this season has been so weird, we are lucky if we even get an inch of snow here in NC - of course an inch here would mean school's out and everything shuts down :)!

  11. YAY, SNOW! Our kiddos were over the moon to wake up to snow.
    Thank you for hosting!
    Kerry at HouseTalkN

  12. My kids would love to have snow. We had a messy light snow storm in October, and nothing since. I don't tell them that I'm not so fond of snow, and I don't miss it. I'm sure it's going to snow on my birthday in February, because it just always does. Ugh!

  13. Sorry this wasn't a good snow! As I've gotten older, the only good snow, for me, is one in another state :) Thanks for hostessing a great party, can't wait to visit some peeps. I posted about how I finally quit pinning and actually did something I'd pinned on Pinterest. Hugs ~ Mary

  14. I am with you on the show THE WHOLE WAY AROUND! It snowed here today (western PA) for the second time this winter. Craziness. I have enjoyed the weather, but the plants are soooooooooooooo confused and if it keeps it up I am going to get an itch to be in the garden. I was okay with the theory of "It didn't snow for Christmas, it doesn't have to snow at all." Thanks for hosting

  15. Your thoughts on snow are hilarious! I'm a big kid at heart and love all snow, except when it gets all grey and slushy!

    Thanks for hosting, have a great weekend

  16. I so agree w/your snow sentiments!!! From upstate NY, so I've lived through my share of snow hell...I mean snowy winters. ;) Thanks for having such a fun blog!!! :)


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