lack of white

Over the end of last week and this weekend, I keep hearing these words like “snow”, “blizzard”, “winter weather”, and most strange of all, “The Dakotas”.  I’m really not familiar with that last term - maybe it’s a new ski resort up in the mountains that I didn’t notice.  Wherever it is, they have been getting something we haven’t - snow. This will be my 8th winter living in Colorado, and I can’t remember any time that we haven’t had snow by the middle of November.  Now, just to be clear, I’m not asking to be dumped on.  In fact, after writing that first sentence, I will now proceed to knock on any wood surface that I happen to pass by for the next few hours.  And I certainly don't mean to insinuate that we have ever had snow stay for the entire winter.  That type of storm is reserved for Christmas time when we're gone and have to spend 4 hours shoveling into our own garage.  I just mean that outside of a few frozen flurries one day at about 34 degrees, I haven't seen anything resembling a snow flake yet, which is unusual.

I know that the ski resorts have had some snow, and there is suppose to be more white stuff falling in the mountains over the next few days, but nothing for us.  And, considering I still need to buy a new shovel (ours cracked last year in one of the big heavy snow moving days), I hope it holds off for a little while longer.