Brian's singing Christmas carols in the kitchen the other morning. Usually I give him a hard time about bringing them so early. This year though, I was temporarily confused by what time of the year it is, exactly. There was ten inches of snow (luckily it only accumulated about five inches) and it was coldcoldcold. There is a chill in the air tonight outside, and the air smells like Christmas. Fresh. Cold.
Many people in Central MA are without power, and it's looking like it may be a few days before they get it, too. No daycare for the past two days, and many schools closed. Halloween was pushed back because of a snow day! How many times in your life can you say that? We've been fortunate, with only losing the power for a few hours overnight. And we've been fortunate to be able to offer a place for friends and family to warm up, shower, eat some hot food, etc.
Halloween was pretty understated this year. Our town didn't postpone Trick-or-Treating, though most of the surrounding ones postponed until later in the week. Some towns CANCELLED it. (that's sad.) We took our little Pirate boys to the local mall where there was an event going on. Then, since Daddy had school, we stayed home and handed out candy to all the kids that came to our door. Will enjoyed handing it out to all the kids, except when they were wearing scary masks. Then it was "mommy, you do it!"
Sure hope for things to get back to normal soon. If this is what Mother Nature has in store for the winter, it's going to be a long one.