THURSDAY EVENING, instead of following the yellow brick road to the Emerald City, I closed the curtains on a snow globe world.
Wintery weather caused Faribault High School to cancel its opening performance of “The Wizard of Oz” musical, much to my dismay. I was looking forward to the temporary evening escape into a magical world far, far away from snowy Minnesota.
It was not to be.
Rather, I was stuck in my snow encased house (OK, I’m being somewhat dramatic here), curtains drawn.
This morning, when I drew back the curtains, a beautiful snowy landscape unfolded before me.
“It’s pretty,” I remarked to my husband after glimpsing the woods adjoining our backyard.
Not so pretty were the driveway and the sidewalks. More shoveling. More blowing of snow.
Honestly, I just want the snow to stop, for Old Man Winter to take his final bow, exit and allow Spring to take center stage.
Truly, on April 19, is that really too much to ask?
BONUS SNOW PHOTOS, if you really want to see them:
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