Sunday, February 7, 2010

Snowmageddon 2010

I fell in Snowmageddon 2010




Well, you might have heard about our little snowstorm in the DC area. In December I was bummed that I missed the big Snowpocalpyse, as I was already in Texas for the holiday. I had great stories from the President's Day Storm of 2003 (we have much better names these days) and seriously disappointed not to be able to update them. So Mother Nature decided to make it up for me with Snowmageddon 2010.

Alas, my stories from this one aren't that exciting. The night of President's Day Storm of 2003 I stayed with my best friend (now we are next door neighbors) because I was going out dancing in DC and her apartment was much easier to get to the District than mine way out in Huntington. I ended up snowed in there for three days. She undertook ridiculously arduous journeys to work as she was in private practice. I was clerking and the court was closed so during the days I foraged for food. We still talk about how much fun it was. So I don't think I could top that one. (There is also a story involving a houseboat but I won't go into that.)

For this storm I was at home safe and sound. I had spent an hour in line at the Safeway to buy provisions and ended up leaving my library book behind accidentally, about which I feel TERRIBLE. I spent a cumulative total of a couple of hours waiting for metro trains to visit Virginia. I made pizza for dinner last night and butternut squash tart tonight.

Good Neighbors ShovelI was supposed to have jury duty tomorrow but deferred it because I really don't want to slog down to the court (amazingly it is open!). I am fanatical about shoveling--the ONLY way in which I am tidy, lol--and most of our neighbors are too so our street is passable. But trying to walk along some unshoveled sidewalks I realized it would be a total nightmare to walk all the way downtown. And metro is a joke right now! Work is canceled so with jury duty deferred I have the day off. I was really bitter about Snowpocalypse because I took vacation on a day that ended up being a snow day. So I feel compensated.

I have been doing some sewing, but what with the riding of the rails I haven't been *insanely* productive. I need y'all's help with a fitting issue. And now I have all day tomorrow to write about it!

You can see all my Snowmageddon photos here.

18 comments:

Pammie said...

Great blog post - and lovely pictures. I've been thinking about my friends in DC! Can't wait to see what else you post!

Vicki said...

Can't believe that snow! It looks so cold...lol

Digs said...

Though I do sympathize with those who find this sort of weather event difficult to cope with, it's really nice to see you enjoying it. Beautiful photos.

golden star said...

Your photos are beautiful. We're expecting a long snowstorm tomorrow evening but not as big as the Mid-Atlantic storm.

Sew4Fun said...

It looks so magical and beautiful from where I'm sitting, which is in front of the air-con. LOL! It's hot!

senaSews said...

Oh, it looks so wonderful! I really like it cold with snow and blue skies. It's so much better then rainy days ....

Little Hunting Creek said...

The metro isn't running out here to VA, the trains are canceled and the roads aren't plowed yet. Thank goodness we have 4WD or we would starve! But it sure is pretty!

melissa said...

I can't believe you guys got even more than my parents in PA! It snowed here today, too, but nothing stuck. Ah well, at least that means I don't have to shovel the deck (now we're fine, upstanding landlords we have to do such things for the sake of our tenants!).

And I'd love to hear your houseboat story. ;)

Cindy said...

My parents are visiting my sister in DC and snowed in! At least, you are a good shoveller!
enjoy your day.

Jacqui said...

Great pictures! BTW, I think it may be the first picture we've seen you in pants. =)

Eugenia said...

Beautiful pictures - but that's a lot of snow to shovel! Have fun.

Trudy Callan said...

Those are great pictures. So glad you are safe, but sorry to hear about the library book. Hope you can get some sewing done soon.

I just did my first "What I'm Wearing" post. I'd love to know what you think and if you think I should do more of those.

Carol said...

I was flooded in for two days over the weekend and I LOVED it! Enjoy your fitting. We'll be here to help!

Andrea said...

I'm in the same boat you're in. We got about 28 inches, and we're expecting another foot between tomorrow evening and Wednesday.

neighbourhood.gal said...

Hey friend! I'll send you that pattern, just shoot me an email with your street address.

neighbourhood dot gal at gmail dot com

Sarah

Dana said...

I'm sooooo jealous! Everyone's getting snow except us. This last storm that you got also got the entire state of OH......except the most northern part. That's me.
Hope that snow on you pants means you made a few snow angels, well maybe just a snowball fight. They probably wouldn't find you if you went down for a snow angel!

Sherril said...

I want the squash tart recipe!

angie.a said...

That is amazing. Stay warm and toasty safe! But enjoy it if you can. I heart snow! Of course you're getting another round now, so I hope you're prepared and have some projects lined up. :D Of course, when I have a "snow day" (even if I know its coming) i lose all will to sew! HA!