Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Wednesday White-Out

Well, Mother Nature has gotten the best of me once again!

See...in Italy this past week it seemed as if spring was on the way. I could smell spring in the air, farmers were plowing up fields, trees were being pruned, small flowers were blooming. I even laid out on our balcony to soak up some sun.

Then the wind hit. Now, let me just say, being from Oklahoma I am used to the wind blowing, but living in Italy has spoiled me because here the wind rarely blows. The last two days it has howled. It's been so loud it's even scared Boomer and he doesn't usually get that riled up by weather.

Then this morning I open up my shutters to see huge flakes of snow. I'm talking massive snowflakes. These would be the Goliaths of the snowflake world.

However, I had to go to post for my new tires to be put on, so I couldn't slack at home and see what happened. Fast forward about five hours later and the snow is now sticking and it's gotten colder. It's still snowing like crazy, so bad in fact that post is closing at 4p.m. today.

Now it looks like this here:



Do you see how big those flakes are?

I'm not too worried about the storm though, I got the essentials at the commissary before I came home. You know, things like milk, cheese, Weight Watchers ice cream bars and of course some breakfast sausages. Yeah...I'm not sure there is a method to my madness, but I also got Gone With the Wind on DVD at the library today so I think I'm good.

16 comments:

tootie said...

Whoah! Those are some big snowflakes. And for the record, ice cream is an essential, at least in my book :)

The Rest is Still Unwritten said...

That looks beautiful but I'm sure you're sick of the cold!

family of 4 on the move! said...

Wow I was always jealous because everyone in Italy I know always talks about how beautiful it always is! Snow sucks yes and we have had enough of it here in Germany. I am sooooo ready for Spring to get here already..really..can you come now!! BTW I didn't know you were from Ok..it's cool to meet another Okie on here!! You got ice cream and milk and a fab movie you are good for awhile!! LOL

Sara said...

At least snow is fun and pretty, right? And that all sounds like perfectly acceptable food.

Mary Teresa said...

We just have wind here in Germany. You can keep the snow too. We had our fair share. =)

Lisa said...

That's crazy! We had something similar happen the past few days. It was in the 50s on Saturday, and suddenly on Monday it was 30s and some snow flurries. Huh?

JG said...

Sounds like good comfort food to me! Enjoy the pretty snow!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Wow! Stay warm over there!

Sarah Ann said...

I know! We got snow last night and it's still suppose to be going! Granted this is North Dakota and there is a ton of snow here in the winter and spring but things were starting to melt and it was ALMOST 40 degrees! (SO warm after being in negative degree weather- trust me) Ugh!

Tori and Chad said...

Your shopping list just made me wish for a snowday. Um, I'm weird!

Julie the Army Wife said...

Oh wow...you guys are getting the snow. At least it makes great pictures :)

Abbie said...

Oh yeah girl! Hunker down on that couch with your ice cream bars and watch one of the greatest movies ever!!

Shoshanah said...

There's nothing like eating ice cream on a cold winter's day! :)

Hannah Noel said...

What could go wrong as long as you have ice cream bars?? I rented that a few weeks ago and watched it. Goooood movie!

♥ Annie ♥ said...

The ice cream bars are a total must have!! Nothing better than a good movie and delicious treat :)

Leah said...

you crack me up! of course ice cream bars are an essential food in case you're snowed in. :)