It Snowed (Jonas Edition)

It Snowed (Jonas Edition)

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I once read a blog post that said something to the effect of:  Don’t be so self-involved to think that anybody noticed that you didn’t post on your blog for a month or two.  Please spare us your apologies and excuses for living your life rather than writing about it. If you want to stop writing for a while--- then stop.  If you want to start writing after you haven’t for a while---then start. 

Unfortunately, I don't remember the author of the aforementioned post, but nonetheless with that being said...  We’ll just hop right back into this thing.

It Snowed.

Let's start with a little life update.  My husband and I live in the DC region.  You might have heard, but we got a little bit of snow recently.

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Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes before the storm of the century was due to hit, my husband and I were headed to the gym when,  we thought we’d take a quick detour to Home Depot to buy ...  a shovel.

You guessed it.  They happen to be fresh out of shovels. 

We felt a bit like Kristin Wiig and Jason Sudeikis in the SNL skit, “Two A-Holes” as we casually strolled in and asked the overwhelmed Home Depot employee, Sup? You guys have any shovels? With dented eyebrows he peeled his gaze away from the mass of panicked patrons who franticly grabbed last minute items as they prepped for Y2K and/or the zombie apocalypse to let us know that, No, they definitely did not have any shovels. 

So maybe we were a bit too casual in our preparation for this storm.  Maybe I ensured that we had the truly necessary essentials (i.e., wine, champagne, OJ, ingredients for several hearty breakfasts, and an addicting but dorky board game), but to be honest, we moved to DC from Nebraska and snow is nothing that sends us into panic mode.

In all honestly, we might have been a bit too lax.  Hindsight being what it is, maybe we should have checked our storage to ensure that our shovel wasn't lost during our recent and numerous relocations, and maybe I should at some point have updated my circa 2011 imitation Uggs that are definitely not waterproof. 

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I think the really shocking thing for me has been how long it has taken this city to recover.  I understand that it is a much larger area and is far more populated than the snowy midwestern cities that I've inhabited, and that this is in fact the 4th largest snow fall, but after driving for the first time since the storm hit (to drive 1.5 miles to the gym),  I was shocked to see that so many side roads had yet to be touched, and that several main roads only had one lane plowed.  Apparently the snow emergency is ending this Wednesday, which is good because I've been doing my best as a citizen with no obligation to drive to stay off the streets, but I'm definitely starting to go a bit stir crazy.  

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She is standing in the middle of a street... five days after the blizzard ended.

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Ticket To Ride

As mentioned above, my husband is the king of really dorky (but addicting) board games.  We spent far too much time sipping wine and playing this game.  It is unlike many other board games because you only need two players.  Click the photo to check it out!

Live Beautifully

Al

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