Thursday, February 11, 2010

It's snowing in February... in Texas!!

I was up at 5:30am this morning.  I usually sleep late, so 5:30am is really, really early for me.  I'm tired and it's only 2:15pm.  Matt can't/won't wake up to the alarm, so I normally get up to wake him up and then go back to bed.  This morning, he was already awake, which is not unusual, but rather than just leaving me alone so I could go back to sleep, he decided to assault me with a barrage of how-to questions about Tarleton's website.  Very annoying and believe I was very annoyed.  I answered all of them, but by that time, I couldn't sleep. So, I got up, but am grumpy.

We had freezing rain all morning and I'm cold, which isn't helping anything.  The heater just isn't doing it for me, most probably because Matt won't leave it turned on.  So, my hands are turning purple and slightly marbley and are really stiff.  It's days like this that I feel really old.  Then, around about 11:30am it started to snow!  That definitely helped my mood a little bit, but not all the way because the weather is making me sleepy and also because my teeth are bothering me.

On the upside, the snow is really beautiful!  I took this picture with my new camera.  It came out much better than the ones I took on Christmas eve, for which I'm grateful!  As always, click the image to see it larger.

The weather has caused the campus at Tarleton to close from 5pm - 10am, so my class is canceled.  Fortunately, my professor emailed us this morning, canceling the class, so it would have been canceled anyway.   I regret that I'm not going to have that class, I was really looking forward to discussing Aristophanes' Lysistrata but it's not a total loss, I studied the play as an undergraduate.  It's one of my favorites.  I don't regret that I'm going to get to stay home and enjoy the snow as a spectator, rather than trying to brave the weather.  I hate driving in the snow, it scares the heck out of me, so it's better this way, anyway!

I'm starting to wonder what the heck is going on in Texas, honestly.  It never snows here.  The entire time I've been living here we've had snow less than 5 times... or at least that was the case until now.  It's snowed 3 times in the last month and a half.  It's insane!  People who don't believe in global warming are nuts, that's all I have to say about that.

Oh, and this is what Matt was  comfortably doing about mid-morning, while I was miserably lamenting my lack of sleep, for which he is to blame.  The man is impossible to catch with a camera when he's awake.  The irony in that is, he's a major insomniac so he's almost never sleeping -- I caught him in a rare moment!  Grrr!!   He's really very photogenic, he should let me take his picture more!

Anyway, I'm off to scavenge up something to eat and watch the snow a bit before it decides to depart.


**Quick Update**

It's 10:30pm and it's just stopped snowing.  The Weather Channel's website says the snow has passed us.  I'm a little sad to see it go, I love this weather!!