We woke up to snow here in Toronto this morning. Oh yes, we’ve had some snow on the ground pretty much since the start of the year, but unlike most other areas we haven’t been getting hit heavily with snow … well … until now.
In December it was the cold cold weather that was my biggest complaint. We barely had any snow … not even when New York was buried in it .. we barely seemed to have any, yet we were freezing. I mean freezing- – 27 Celsius (-17 F) or more with the windchill, brrr. My thyroid is acting up lately too (or maybe it’s S.A.D.) so it’s making me really intolerant to the cold so I’m freezing even inside the house .. so you can imagine how cold I felt when it was -27 Celsius outside. I might as well have been in the arctic in the dead of winter.
I’m not sure how much snow we’ve had this week, but it’s snowed a fair amount today and we’re expecting more through the weekend and I think there’s another big storm headed our way on Tuesday. I wouldn’t be surprised to see my jogging enthusiast neighbor moving around the neighborhood on Crescent Moon Gold 12 Snowshoes if the snow keeps up!
You know what’s kinds of strange about all of the snow we’ve had so far this winter? So far not one snow fall has been sticky snow .. you know, the kind of snow that’s good for making snow balls?
How do I know that?
Well .. my dog, a Labrador Retriever, really loves snow (and water, and swimming etc) and when she was a puppy I discovered that if I picked up snow and threw snow balls at her she thought it was one of the greatest things in the world. she’d try to catch each snow ball. It’s our little game every time we go outside and there’s fresh snow on the ground … that and she almost always has a roll in fresh snow.
So each time we go outside I pick up some snow and try to make a snow ball to throw at my funny black lab but it’s just not snowball snow. instead I’m just throwing handfuls of snow at her. She still thinks that’s fun, but not as much fun as snowballs.
Do you play in the snow? My dog loves when I take her out because she knows that I’ll play with her in the snow .. even if the snow’s not quite up to par. I have to remind my husband to throw some snow at the dog every once in a while …