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As a kid I always wanted snow on the ground. Yes, the "White Christmas" aspect was very important, I don't know why, but it's expected to have snow on the ground on Christmas Day where I hail from. (Vermont, for those who are new here.)
But from a more practical standpoint, without snow, you couldn't go sledding. You couldn't have snowball fights, or build snowmen, or have snow forts. Why, without snow winter was no fun at all! It was just cold, gray and miserable without snow.
Maybe you have to be a New Englander to understand that. Or from Michigan.
Speaking of Michigan (where part of the family resides and where I have a number of dear friends), last year we traveled to Michigan to celebrate New Year's with The WSO and her husband Big Time's tribe. Simply awesome people, fun to hang out with and they make you feel right at home.
Yup, I spotted it too. A digression.
When we flew into Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW on your navigational charts) I noted a rather alarming absence of snow. I mean, what the heck! It's late December, we're in Michigan for crying out loud. Where is the white stuff?
Big Time's Dad told us that they had had a little snow on Christmas Day but to be patient. More snow was in the forecast.
Yup. It started a day or so later and didn't stop. It was still snowing when we flew back to Little Rhody in early January. So I did get to see snow. Lots and lots of snow.
This year rain is predicted for much of southern New England.
We shall see.
Anyhoo. I'm going to be traveling (a lot) over the next week or so.
I'm planning on having a few posts scheduled to fire off auto-magically while I'm on the road.
But that means I need to write them. Like now (now being Monday, the 22nd).
So far I've got one in the hopper. This one.
I better get to work!
Enjoy this day. I always have.
Even if I never could get to sleep. What with the excitement and all.
I know I'm 61. But in my heart, I'll always be 12. (A not very mature 12 I might add...)
May all your Christmases be Merry and Bright!