The past several days have been really interesting. I had very much hoped for snow and the bonus of a coating of ice, so I felt extremely grateful and excited about all that we got (about a foot or more)! It was beyond my hopes. I took about a thousand photos (not an exaggeration) over the course of four days and tried to soak up the scenery and opportunities as best as I could. I got outside a few times per day, admired the view, and even set my alarm so I could get more ice pictures before it melted! I also enjoyed the winter time at home. I baked, watched Netflix under my electric blanket, went through photos and hung out online.
By Sunday, I was getting eager for things to go back to normal. I had all of my photo opportunities, so I was fine with being done with snow. I'm the type who needs to leave my home most every day, even just for a quick trip to the store. This is especially true for me when I live alone (as I do now). Even though I technically had enough food to get by for awhile, I was running out of some of my favorite groceries (Coke Zero--I'll admit it) and feeling the lack of freedom to drive off whenever I felt like it. So when I found out Sunday night that work would be closed again on Monday, and I realized that maybe it would be a bit longer before I could leave, I felt cranky. Apartment fever was setting in, and my low point was this morning when I attempted to leave but couldn't get my car out of my parking spot. I was so disappointed.
Finally, at around 3:30pm I tried again and managed to get my car free! The streets are great, it was just my parking lot that was full of slush. I felt so liberated driving off to the store, and I even made small talk with the overly-cheerful cashier that I often avoid. Now I'm feeling much better about life, thanks for asking!
I have lots of photos to show you, and I'll post them as I get them ready. These are just a few as a preview. I have to say, I'm very glad that snow is a treat instead of a normal part of winter here. It makes me appreciate it more, and it's just easier to go about life when it's not around.
Have a great week! Do you have any Valentine's plans? Yes, it's already this Friday!