School was cancelled today. We're under
a Severe Weather Alert. Usually this means,
for those of us who live along the balmy
Gulf coast of Texas, that a hurricane is approaching
Not today. Snow, we were told, was imminent.
We were under a Winter Storm Warning.
I eagerly checked outside
several times during the school day yesterday.
Took off my gloves. Studied the sky. Nada.
I woke up several times last night
and raced to the front porch.
A little rain. And the porch felt slippery,
like there might be ice.
But I was pretty disappointed
to see this when I checked again
at five this morning:
My regular green world.
A teeny-tiny bit of ice on the front porch.
It was enough for my husband to slip on it
this morning and fall down the concrete steps.
My bird bath. Frozen.
And that's it.
Snow-less. A snow-less Snow Day.