Snow Days

I’ve been complaining about our lack of real snow days this winter. While poor Boston keeps getting dumped on more than anyone can deal with Baltimore until yesterday had been sadly bereft of any real snow accumulation. We had a number of tiny little 1 or 2 inch storms, but that just makes things messy for a few hours. It doesn’t get me out of work or stop anything which is what I really want out of snow.

I don’t want ridiculous amounts of snow, but just enough to shut everything down for a day. In Baltimore that doesn’t really take all that much. Earlier this week I was hopeful when they were calling for 4-6 inches in Baltimore that I would finally get my snow day on Tuesday. No such luck. We didn’t get as much snow as they were initially predicting (surprise, surprise) and the snow happened in the evening hours after work and ended early enough that the streets were cleared. I did get half day off of work, but not the full snow day I had been hoping for.

Work has been very stressful for the past several months, so I have wanted a snow day this year more than any other year. You may ask why I don’t just take a day off of work. I will as I do still have copious amounts of vacation time to use up before the end of June, but there is just something special about a snow day. It’s a bonus day that you weren’t expecting and you just really can’t do anything else. You can’t go out. You’re stuck at home and you have an excuse to not feel like you need to be doing anything.

I finally got a snow day yesterday. It wasn’t quite how I imagined it since it happened on a Saturday. Usually I hate weekend snow days because they don’t get me out of work and they usually ruin some fun weekend plan that I have. Yesterday though I had no plans for the day, so it just gave me an excuse to be super lazy (I was only planning on being mostly lazy before that) and just sit on my couch all day. The fact that I didn’t have to get up and go anywhere today meant I didn’t have to shovel out my car yesterday either. I didn’t even get out of my pajamas. I couldn’t tell you the last time I did that when I wasn’t sick. It was a nice relaxing day reading books, watching tv, and watching the snow fall outside my window.

We won’t talk about how unfun dealing with the mess the snow left behind will be. I still have a few more hours before I have to go out and deal with that.

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