Oh what a great Sunday afternoon we've had. I was outside bringing in
the laundry I washed yesterday. It was a very overcast morning and I knew it was cold and I thought I might rain (hence, bring in the clothes!) I looked
around and it looked like it was spitting teeny tiny snow flakes. I
wasn't sure if it was snow or dust junk that's in the air from all the coal being
burned and the smoke it creates. I thought it was snow, but you never know. About 30 minutes later there was no doubt, it was snow. Big
beautiful flakes were raining down on us. I bundled the girls and myself
up and we went out to play. A couple of graduate students
of ours came and joined us. We all had a ball. First we started
snowball fight between just us, then we took it out to the street here on
campus by the guest house and made snowballs while the girls nailed all the
passersby. Most of the students went along with it, running and squeeling
while the girls tried to throw their snowballs at them. Of course their aim really isn't very good and most of the
snowballs landed at the students
feet. The girls had a great time playing.
I was told that the undergraduate students, most all of whom live on campus
in dorms, have "snow duty." They are assigned sidewalks to
time it snows. (Can you see college students in America doing that?) I
didn't see anyone out shoveling, but there isn't that much
snow......yet! I must say I'm glad they've finally turned the heat on.
I was blessed and have one of the warmest rooms in the guesthouse. Phillip
the teacher from New York has the coldest room. He hangs out in our room
quite a bit. We play Mancala and watch DVD's with the girls. Right
it's 3 games Phillip and 2 for me. I had been really winning a lot of
games, but then Phillip read the rules and discovered I'd been playing the
game wrong, so we had to start our score keeping over.
The snow has created one problem for me. The girls now want to open the
Christmas presents my sister brought to China and left for us last
September. Last year when we were at home, I told Julie and Charlie that
Christmas came when it snowed. We were planning on traveling to Kansas
City where my sister lives and there was snow forecasted. I had no idea
they would remember that, but they did, so now they want to open
presents. I had to tell them it hasn't snowed in Oklahoma yet so we
couldn't open presents just now.