Thursday, February 09, 2006

sunrise: 7:15 am sunset: 5:57 pm

At 6:47 am this morning, almost half an hour before local sunrise, and with my blessing and assistance, the oldest went out to play in the backyard.

We woke up to two inches of snow. Schools were delayed two hours, but the child's internal clock was not.

Sadly, the snowfall was powder, so snowball fights weren't an option. Even more sadly, 'twas all melted by noon.

Except for the bucket of it in the freezer, which the oldest says he is saving for

a rainy day
A time of need or trouble. This idiom is often used in the context of save for a rainy day, which means to put something aside for a future time of need. [Late 1500s]
"a rainy day." The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms. Houghton Mifflin Company, 1992. 09 Feb. 2006.