So, you thought THIS was the Snowpocalypse? Wrong. That was just a preview. I'm feeling a bit like this exchange from Buffy:
Giles: It's the . . . end of the world.
Willow, Xander, & Buffy: Again!?
This time, it snowed for 30 hours straight, and the last I checked it was over 20" at the top of my driveway, past my knees. I don't care where you're from, that's a lot of snow. We were sent home early from work yesterday, and church has already been canceled for tomorrow. I was supposed to finish up my temp "just for kicks" job at the Kennedy Center today, but it seems my last day was Wednesday. It's too bad really, because all two evenings I worked that job (merch booth for the Alvin Ailey dance company) were actually fun of sorts. The extra cash is nice too.
And just what have I been up to since noon yesterday?
Not a heck of a lot.
I've caught up on all my currently running TV shows and season 2 of Angel and I'm just about finished with season 5 of Buffy. I've also made pumpkin chocolate chip muffins (YUM). I did finally break out my new sewing machine and patch up my well-loved panda comforter so I can I stop putting toes and even feet through some of the holes, mostly on the edges, and now I'm even washing my sheets. In my most productive move of the day, I've finally sewn my flag patches on my backpack from my study abroad trip of 2004.
The most productive move of the day yesterday was to brush the snow off another driver's car. We were stopped at a light, and he still had snow on all his windows. I jumped out of my car and brushed enough snow off to notice he was also talking on his cell phone, but at least he could see now. Maybe I prevented an accident? Who knows? It's drivers like him that keep me off the streets in weather like this.
I haven't gone outside and played or shoveled or walked anywhere, because doing that alone just isn't all that exciting and I don't live close enough to anything worth walking in knee high snow for. I am fortunate that I haven't lost power at all.
It really is quite gorgeous outside (take a look), and I'm safe and warm. That's really all that matters.