Life's little adventures, accompanied by a running watch

Thursday, February 13, 2014

More snow…shocking!

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!


10 comments:

  1. Sorry you had trouble in the driveway:( Happy you made it home safely:) LOVE the snow angel! Let's meet up this week. Brother's, perhaps?

    xo

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  2. I got stuck in my driveway too! although my ride home was a little different--nobody was on the road, including the plows!! Nothing was plowed but my Honda went just fine. Stupid snow.

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    1. Agreed on the "stupid snow" sentiment!!!

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  3. I'm so over the snow!!
    Glad you made it home safely and even up the driveway with a bit of shoveling!!!

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    1. You and me both Kim! Thanks, it was a little dicey w/ my poor bumper begging to be hit, but all's well.

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  4. thanks for the comment, and encouragement Lisa! I did my farthest run yet today :p 8 miles!!! thanks for the inspiration :)

    http://therealfoodrunner.blogspot.com

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    1. Go you Katherine! 8 miles is very badass....but wait til you reach double digits!!! I remember that and thinking I could do anything :)

      Happy training! Looking forward to following along and celebrating that first half with you from afar!

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  5. Oh my! An SUV (a badass one nonetheless) getting stuck in your own driveway = not a good situation. Glad you were able to get out!

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    1. Ha! I think my "badass" is catching :) Yes, all's well that ends well and no dents to report.

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