So I was thinking.
I told you yesterday about my snow-covered world and about the fact that my yard is likely to have snow in it long after people around here are wearing shorts and sandals. And yes, it makes me cranky, but really - my being cranky is not going to make the snow melt any faster.
So, I was thinking: We might as well have some fun with it.
I hereby announce The Official MOM-NOS Ice-Out Pool. Take a good look at the pictures I included in my previous post, and use whatever scientific or intuitive talents you have to determine which you believe will be the precise day that the last of the snow will disappear from my yard. And I'm talking very last vestiges here - not a single sliver of ice, not a tiny lump of frost. Nothing but water. Place your best guess in the comment section below, and I will keep you posted as the melting progresses (Because it will melt, right? It has to melt, right?)
Only one guess is allowed per participant, and once a date is taken it will no longer be available as a valid guess. The person who chooses the correct Ice Out Day - or, in fine Price is Right tradition, comes the closest without going over - will win a super-special Mom-NOS surprise pack, which will include, at a minimum:
A copy of the Dierks Bentley DVD, Live & Loud at the Fillmore
A box of Kashi TLC Original Seven-Grain Crackers
A $5 gift card to Starbucks
A copy of whichever must-read book is striking my fancy at the time
And, most likely, other fabulous prizes that have yet to be determined. (But, honestly - Dierks, TLC, coffee, a good book - what more could you possibly need?)
Step right up, folks. Choose wisely, place your bets, and start calling forth the sun!