I was never raised with a lot of snow. Oh, we had our occasional bouts with snowfall, but it was not a common experience every year.
When we lived in Oklahoma, we did have snow most years, but it wasn't on the ground for months on end. In California we were on the desert, so we definitely didn't experience it every year. Naturally as a child I looked forward to getting those times of cold and snow. Now, not so much.
We liked to go a lot, get out and about and see what was going on in the world. As you get a little older you soon realize that snow can interfere in so much of what you like to do. The moments of joy soon gave way to wanting it to go away. Especially when it could interfere with your ability to get to work, and we certainly needed that paycheck coming in on its scheduled basis.
And it is definitely not fun trying to get a child to day care (if they were even open), worry through the streets, trying to stay in your lane and praying the traffic is tolerable for the conditions, and not sure you would be there all day or not, and Please, Lord, no accidents while making your rounds. Nope, I was and am not a snow bunny.
This year it was predicted Arkansas would have a mild winter, not sure we'd have any snow at all.. Well, so much for predictions. We had a snow come through on Christmas, much to the delight to all the deranged people wanting a white Christmas. We were told it would be three to six inches, pretty well in and out.
Guess what? The storm was a record setter, the most we've had on Christmas in 80 years. We got 13 inches, which is major for us, and it is all pretty well still on the ground. Power outage, but we were fortunate in that our power came on in just a few hours. Others are still in the dark, and cold. Another "winter event" predicted for tonight, and the possibility of more precipitation about Monday.
So we deal with the cold and chill, peer out to see if there is any thaw yet, and stay in where we are fortunate to have heat and light, computers and books, puzzles and diversions. But oh, it will be so nice when the mess is completely gone and only a memory. And hopefully the only one we will lay claim to this year.
I do hope you and yours are warm and comfortable and enjoying the winter weather wherever you are. Stay healthy and well, and take care.