Mother Nature’s Last Laugh

I’m trying really hard to think about something that’s making me happy this morning because really I’m just bitter. Remember a few weeks ago when I was laughing and laughing because we got a “snow day” that turned out to be just rain? Well turns out karma sucks. It is now officially spring and we have a lovely little snow storm going on. Contrary to their usual habit of hyping up snow storms that then turn into nothing, our fine weather folks here in Maryland once again failed completely at their jobs and totally underplayed this one. We already have about 4 inches of snow in the city and it’s still snowing. Thanks to the crap weather forecast not only are we not closed today, but we didn’t even get a delayed opening. Normally for this much snow we would definitely be closed. So it’s Monday morning, which by definition sucks, it’s snowing IN SPRING (have I mentioned how much I hate winter and how annoyed I am that it won’t go away this year), and I’m at work when I would normally be getting a snow day.

And now I am breathing out and letting all of that go. I have a nice warm place to be. The view out my window is quite lovely. I have short work week anyway thanks to Easter break coming up. One of the perks of working for Catholic universities is getting Good Friday and Easter Monday off. I also had a lovely relaxing weekend. Oftentimes I jam my weekend full of activities, but this weekend just had some nice downtime.

Friday night we wandered over to the gathering of food trucks in our neighborhood and grabbed dinner. Then we came home and finished off the final three episodes of House of Cards on Netflix streaming.

Saturday morning/afternoon we were invited over for brunch by our friends Pete and Sarah. It was nice to hang out with them and their 19 month old little guy and eat some yummy food. Actually there’s nothing more happy making than the fact that Sarah is now in remission from cancer and they are at a point where they can host a brunch with friends. You can check out Sarah’s blog Balder than Baby in which recounts her experiences navigating cancer while having a new baby.

Saturday night because I am wild and crazy I watched a little basketball and read a book about the history of American copyright and public domain and literary piracy. I commented that I am a complete dork for reading this for fun on a Saturday night. My husband responded that the book did sound like a fun read. This my friends is why we are married.

Sunday I did a little cleaning in prep for visitors next weekend. I went ahead and got both of our guest rooms in order since they won’t be used before then and that saves me from having to clean them at the end of the week with the rest of the house. I watched some more basketball and a documentary about Chely Wright and read some more of my book. All in all a relaxing day.


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