Last Friday night, we were all in for a winter-y surprise.
A snowy surprise.
In preparation for the chilly weather, I whipped up a mug of marshmallow lovers hot chocolate and snuggled in to the couch while I watched the state football championship game on TV. (You can see images from the matchup here and here.) The snow was coming down pretty hard in Jackson (where the game was held) by the end of the first half, and I knew it was on its way for us, too.
It was clearly sleeting outside, judging from the pitter-pattering sound on my tin roof, and I snuck a few peeks out the front door before deciding to give up and go to bed.
Later that night, I awoke to learn two things. One, that my power was out because of a blown transformer. (Have no fear, the power people were able to fix it within an hour.) And two, that it had snowed (and stuck!, if only for a few hours) and that I needed to hightail it out of my home to make some images for the paper.
I made my way across town to Southern Miss to find students playing in the snow.
And on my way home, in my little alleyway, I spotted the following photo and had to stop my car, pull out my camera, and make the image:
After the photo was made, I headed back home and crawled into bed a little after 2 a.m.
While it was a busy night, it was a good one.
What did you do for your last snow day?