Sunday, February 7, 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.
I 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.