Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Celebrating 1/11/11 with...a snow day?

Happy New Year! We made it back to South Carolina after all our holiday travels, and have just been getting back in the swing of things as new dog owners. We picked up little Lola after we got back last week, and we couldn't believe how much she had grown from the the tiny little thing she was when we first got her. A wonderful family had watched us for her while we were gone, and they wrote us a really sweet letter about how awesome she is, so that was a great surprise to come home to. She is so much fun, and I'm so excited to finally have a dog! (Seriously, I think I've been asking Cam to get me a dog since our first date...no joke) We're still working on the whole concept of not going to the bathroom in the apartment, but other than that, everything is going great...

However, we are currently snowed in. I know, seriously? I didn't think this was possible in South Carolina, but I'm currently looking out my window at a winter wonderland. When I woke up yesterday morning, I thought I was in Michigan! We got about 8 inches of snow late Sunday night/Monday morning, so Cam and I both got to work from home yesterday, as everything was basically shut down because they don't have the equipment to clear the roads. In Michigan, getting 8 inches of snow would be a lot, but it wouldn't be that big of a deal, but this is like a blizzard of epic proportions down here. (I'm told that the last time they got this much snow was back in the 80s, crazy!) So it was fun yesterday playing in the snow, but then last night we got freezing rain which created a layer of ice over all the snow, so we're working from home again today, because the roads are still really terrible. What usually happens when it snows down here is that it warms up right away so it doesn't stick, but it's been really cold so far this week and is supposed to remain below freezing for the next few days...

It's been hysterical watching the news because they're basically covering this snow storm with the same sense of urgency and importance as a national tragedy. To give you an idea, this morning one of the reporters actually explained what an ice scraper was, as if it was some mythical foreign object...no joke. Since this storm had been predicted a few days in advance, I went out Saturday to stock up on groceries, and what everyone had warned me would happen came true--the grocery store was a madhouse! There were more people in Whole Foods than I've ever seen, it was insane. A friend of mine took a picture of the bread aisle at a grocery store in Greenville on Sunday and it was COMPLETELY bare, people just go nuts when they think it's going to snow. I don't know why people always stock up on milk and bread if it's going to snow, if I'm going to be stuck in my house, I want to have candy! I did stock up on baking supplies, and so far have made a batch of brownies, a batch of oatmeal butterscotch cookies, and Cam made homemade mayonnaise. (We need to get back to work before we make any more completely unnecessary food!) I've done some reading, played with the puppy, and basically just laid around in our PJs. So while I haven't had a snow day to enjoy in years (because U of M/employers in Michigan don't give them!), and I certainly wasn't expecting it to happen in SC, I'll take it! I'm guessing we'll have to be back at work tomorrow, but for now I'm enjoying this little break ! :)
 
Lola wasn't quite sure what to make of the snow...

My jeeper on the other hand is used to being covered in snow!

Pretty!

Going to play...

At first she liked it...

...but then she got cold haha

Snow dog!

Ready to go inside! :)

1 comment:

Your sweet words make my day! :)

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