Snow in Cajun Country – Thursday, December 12, 2008


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Eliana in the snow when it first started falling - 12-12-08

Eliana in the snow when it first started falling - 12-12-08

Friends:

This is my first blog post since before my surgery. I had my hysterectomy on Monday, December 8, 2008 and it was successful. I came home Wednesday evening. On Thursday, my first full day home from the hospital, we woke up to quite a surprise. Snowfall was predicted in Southern Louisiana. We found out it was snowing in Baton Rouge and called my oldest daughter, Soleil, at LSU to wake her up. She took pictures of the white blanket on the campus.

Because it was such a special day and because it was my first day home from the hospital, I kept Eliana home from school. I wasn’t sure how the weather would affect the schools and knew I wouldn’t be able to pick her up from school if they called. So Eliana and I watched the snow fall.

The blanket of white snow in front of our house - 12-12-08

The blanket of white snow in front of our house - 12-12-08

At first, the snow was just melting before it hit the ground. But we could actually see individual snow flakes. The last time it snowed was on Christmas Day 2004. Snow is such an anomaly in Southern Louisiana. It snowed steadily until it began to stick. Eliana wanted to make a snow angel but the snow was so slushy, I didn’t want her to get sick. So I let her collect and “save” the snow. We still have it in the freezer. LOL

Eliana scoops the snow to put in the freezer - 12-12-08

Eliana scoops the snow to put in the freezer - 12-12-08

A plastic cup full of ice. But don’t tell Eliana that. She loves that she was able to save a whole cup of Cajun snow. It was a marvelous, magical day – seeing snow fall in New Orleans. Who knows? Maybe we’ll be lucky enough to see it twice in one season…

Until next time…

Warmly, Dianne