I'm a little late getting going this morning because we had a bit of a surprise overnight. As in some white-fluffy-stuff-lying-all-over-the-ground kind of surprise.
Yep, it snowed last night for the first time. And I'm just here to warn you that probably a majority of my posts this week will have to do with snow because we're supposed to get a whopper of a storm on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Hold onto your snow shovels.
The first snow of the year is always pretty nice. It's beautiful when you walk outside and nothing has been trampled yet. It's so pretty to see the tree branches covered in white. Everyone's excited about the first snow, including me.
Until about lunchtime when I've had enough of getting in and out of the car, dragging clumps of snow with me which eventually turn into puddles on the kitchen floor. Harumph.
Anyway, Maggie had such a wonderful morning full of nice surprises, that I thought I should share. She told me that she had one of those middle-of-the-night wake ups last night when you think it's morning and then you look at the clock and it's really 2 a.m. and you realize you still have four more hours to sleep. Isn't that just the best feeling in the world?
And then she said she came downstairs to see the snow everywhere which, according to her, was a wonderful surprise.
But then she walked into the pantry to get some Cheerios for breakfast and had the most wonderful surprise of all. Instead of Cheerios, there was a box of Fruity Pebbles! Glory be!
(Just a side note to explain that Maggie rarely gets Fruity Pebbles, even though she begs me for them almost every week. I guess I was really feeling the Christmas spirit when I went to the grocery store yesterday.)
Maggie's morning was made complete when she took a new banana from the bunch, claiming it to be "perfectly ripe."
I guess my day was made complete too because the simple act of buying a box of Fruity Pebbles and some perfectly ripe bananas put me in the running, according to Maggie, for mother of the year. Good thing I finally qualified . . . we're almost out of year.
So tell me, what makes it a perfect morning for you?