Sugar Rush, Part Three

I just came back in the house after shoveling our driveway with Jim and the older boy. (The younger one, upon hearing the magic words from me–“Snow Day!”–did not deem it appropriate to get up anyway–at 6:00–to help shovel. Oh well, they’re only young once.) Although it didn’t take very long (30 minutes?), the snow was the total opposite of yesterday’s light and fluffy, pushable whiteness. It’s not nearly the heaviest snow I’ve ever dealt with, but it was heavy.

And pretty. It looked like and had the consistency of granulated sugar, hence my title. (sorry folks, no recipe today!) It was so…lovely!

And then, halfway to being done, lightening and thunder crackled over our heads and it started to pour down freezing rain. We picked up the pace, knowing that the snow would get heavier by the minute. And then we finished. Ahhhh.

We were lucky in our parts. I estimate that the actual snowfall here was only between 2-3 inches of that heavy stuff. Still no school; the roads must be terrible. Up in Melissa‘s, Sarah‘s, and Michelle‘s neck-o-the-woods, I think they got alot more than we did.

I’m a little ticked, though. I was hoping for the ten inches they were forecasting to hit my area. I really wanted to snowshoe today! Maybe next week. A girl can dream, right?

P.S. This lame-o post is not the last you’ll see of me today. I’ll try to be more entertaining later on.



  • Melissa

    I don’t think we got a foot or anything YET…but I haven’t been out in it yet. I need to drive out to Elk Grove Village today…I hope they fared better than we did…

  • nonna

    when i saw the title i was already wording my comment in my head… lady put down the cookie sheet and back away from the oven with you mitts in the air…

    then you went and ruined it talking about sugary snow instead of cooking. oh, well

  • Sue

    Melisa, I don’t think you have ever written a lame-o post. And the polls on the side are funny. We are awaiting the snow you are sending our way! I love how you have help shoveling though! Usually it is me and only me, oh right, the girls are out there, but they are sledding!

  • Melisa

    Melissa: I hope your drive went well!

    Nonna: Ha! Sorry. or, Sorry? LOL

    Sue: Thanks! You’re sweet! I love how I have help shoveling too! 🙂
    But I really don’t mind doing it either. Sort of like ironing. LOL

  • Michelle

    Melissa, we got your 10+ inches here. VERY heavy shoveling though… but definitely pretty. Come hang out by me and you can snowshoe here 😉