When the weather looks like this:
It causes this:
Which means I’ll be grading oodles of papers from home and drinking mimosas with the hubs. Stay dry and warm fellow New Englanders.
This morning my lovely, little phone rang at 4:45 AM. In my world, this always means something good. At the very least, it means school will be having a delayed opening and at the best, there will be no school at all. Today was the later. I would like to say I used today to be super productive, but in reality I sat around and read blogs, watched some of The View, and then went shopping. There’s an outlet mall about 20 minutes away so I went there and several other places to get ready for our trip to VA for my Nana’s B-Day. It was hard not to leave the house and go shopping since this is what the ground looked like basically all day.
That’s right. There’s hardly any snow at all. It started snowing after I’d been out for awhile around 2:30, but when I got home at 3:20 there was still nothing on the roads. However, when I looked out the window at 5:30 it looked like this.
Crazy New England. I did do a bit of laundry, and a worked out with my new kettlebell. My abs, arms and legs were totally shaking afterward. Now it’s time to watch curling and write a report for a meeting tomorrow.
This morning I woke up at 4:45. I checked all of the places I should check to see if there was school. Usually, I get a call, but since I just got my new phone the school hasn’t been able to add my number to the automated call service. After I checked the web and saw no closings; I started getting ready for school. I got dressed, started the car, and made an English muffin with some peanut butter and then grabbed my coffee and ran out the door. I knew the snow was supposed to start at 6, so I wanted to get a jump on my drive. I left almost 20 minutes early, which is really 40 minutes early because I usually leave 20 minutes late. Every morning, I listen to NPR/NHPR. I had driven less than a mile, when the announcer says, “Almost all schools in NH are closed.” This was a shock to me, as when I checked it said only 7 schools were closed. I pulled into a gas station and called Jeremy to have him re-check the internet. Sure enough, there was no school, so I turned around and came home. I am really glad that I didn’t make it all the way there.
I, of course, came home and went back to bed. The roads are horrible. I’m still hoping to get out to the gym.
Around 10:30, I walked into town to get bagels for me and my “wicked” pregnant friend Elizabeth. It was nice to get to hang out with her in the middle of the day. Walking through the snow was a lot of work. My awesome Columbia coat and EMS waterproof pants kept me dry and warm. In fact, I was so warm that I was sweating.
After I got back from Elizabeth’s, I was starving. I made this scramble: 1 egg and 1 egg white, black beans, green onions, garlic powder, and S&P and a side of last night’s leftover broccoli.
A little blurry, sorry. It was very satisfying after being out in the crappy weather. I also had a cup of Comfort and Joy Tea. This is one of my favorite teas.
Did you get slammed with winter weather today?
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