Today was one of those days where the snow never stopped throughout the day. There were times the snowflakes were light and airy; other times the snowflakes were whipped into the windows by the gusts of wind. Brrrr. I kept my nose down much of the day and worked. At about 2:30, some of the troops started to leave early. By 3ish, I was faced with the big decision: leave with what could be the masses or stay put until the masses dissipated and the plows plowed. I had zero interest in sitting in highway gridlock.
I chose the latter.
There is a certain peace that accompanies the aftermath of the early-escapers. The office was super quiet with just the occasional whipping of the snow.
|Not my real office, but you get the idea!|
I got quite a bit done in the next two hours and at about 5:20, decided to finally head out. I’ll admit, I was dreading the whole ordeal of driving home in the snowy/sleeting/icy mess. But I’m no Samantha (any Bewitched fans?), so wiggling my nose was not going to get me home.
Fortunately, I was rewarded with my decision and made it safely home and in under an hour. Score! Unfortunately, my normally badass SUV got stuck in the entry of our driveway. Fail! I was able to shovel myself a little traction and get my vehicle safely out of the street zone before a town plow moved it for me. The rest of the evening was spent giving Bella some much needed attention – including numerous snowballs thrown at her – and shoveling wherever the snow blower doesn’t fit. By the time Scott arrived home, he fired up the snow blower and completely cleared all areas (including the all important “trails” for Bella to do her business) by 9:30pm.
And just before we finished up, Scott “helped” me make a snow angel (aka pushing me in the snow)...
|Not bad for an old battleax like me!|
It’s mid-February so it shouldn’t be shocking when it snows. Though I’ll admit I’m a little snow weary myself at times, snowballs with Bella and snow angels with Scott do help reframe this snow blogger’s picture!