I’ll Wash My Hair with Snow

What Happens When it Snows in Virginia

What Happens When it Snows in Virginia

Here in southern Virginia, we don’t see a whole lot of snow. As a matter of fact, there is a pretty funny cartoon going around right now that if Virginian’s see a single snow flake, our whole way of life shuts down with roadways giving way to mayhem. Due to this fact, we get pretty excited when we are graced with snow.

securedownload (32)Last night, we had a winter storm blow through, bringing with it a pretty substantial amount of snow for our area. The local news stations cover the whole event as if a massive blizzard was coming…..calling the weather system WINTER BLAST OF 2014. It was also really, really cold……which meant that many people actually had to put on gloves, hats, and scarves, instead of just a coat. You would have never known that just a day earlier, it was 60 degrees outside, sunny, and one simply needed to wear a sweater. Gotta love Virginia’s weather!

securedownload (31)Everything closed up tight, from the local schools to certain government jobs, all due to the icy roads. My poor husband had to work outside in the frigid air, and navigate the crazy drivers who flip out when they see a few flurries. At home, however, we enjoyed the novelty of a white wonderland. The kids squealed with delight while making snow angels and attempted to make a snowman…..which turned out to be impossible, as the snow was too powdery. I thank God for our yearly blessing of this amazingly beautiful precipitation……enough to belt out a tune from my favorite wintery movie, A White Christmas:

It won’t be long before we’ll all be there with snow
I want to wash my hands, my face and hair with snow

I long to clear a path and lift a spade of snow
Oh, to see a great big man entirely made of snow

Where it’s snowing
All winter through
That’s where I want to be
Snowball throwing
That’s what I’ll do
How I’m longing to ski
Through the snow-oh-oh-oh-oh

Those glist’ning houses that seem to be built of snow
Oh, to see a mountain covered with a quilt of snow

I’ll soon be there with snow
I’ll wash my hair with snow
And with a spade of snow
I’ll build a man that’s made of snow
I’d love to stay up with you but I recommend a little shuteye
Go to sleep
And dream
Of snow



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