Sunday, January 31, 2010
It's been a while since I blogged so I thought I'd catch up. This has been an excellent weekend for it. I had Friday off and then Friday afternoon it started snowing. I'm not sure of the final stats, but it snowed quite a bit, then sleeted so there was a layer of ice, then dusted a little more. It made for a fun day outdoors Saturday. Andi and I went outside playing in the snow. Since I was a little girl, I've always loved going outside and wiping the snow off the cars, and getting the icicles off the cars and rooves. Then, we jumped in the dumpster to find some cardboard and used it to sled down some hills in our neighborhood (actually worked pretty well). We had a blast! Then, I did a lot of cooking and cleaning (made some really good chili, which really hits the spot on cold days). We watched a LOT of movies ("American isn't easy. It is advanced citizenship. You gotta want it bad, cuz it's going to put up a fight." love it). It was relaxing and very much needed.
Then, today we decided that since we live relatively close to campus and can't really get out of our parking lot, let alone our neighborhood, that we would walk to church. 2.5 miles, each way. We left at 9 and made a pit stop at Bojangles to rest and get some breakfast. When we got to campus, we merged with one group near Wolf Village and another at Sullivan. We were actually quite warm and even hot at times. Church was great, it seemed there were a lot of people I didn't know, either because a lot of off-campus folks didn't/couldn't come or because a lot of other churches cancelled and people knew they could walk to Grace (one of the many benefits of meeting on a college campus). We had a lovely lunch with pretty much half the church and then began our trek back home, dropping off people as we went. There were snowballs thrown, I can tell you that! :) One really sad thing though, we found a dead dog on the side of the road that we seemed to have missed on the way to church. It had a collar but no tags (what's the point in that!) and it looked like it was hit by a car in the head, so it probably didn't suffer. It was also intact, which was probably a big reason why it was just running around. Anyways, it was really sad and we didn't know what to do, so we decided the best thing to do was to move it further down the ravine so some kids didn't find it and mess with it. I just hope the DOT gets it taken care of quickly, though I doubt it. It will at least be after the snow melts, I'm sure.
Anyways, now I have the treacherous task of trying to make it to work, but luckily Joseph's going to pick me up in his Cadillac with heated seats! :) Anyways, I hope everyone else enjoyed their snow day(s)!!