Can you say snow day? That’s right, people—the grown-ups got the day off yesterday, too, which never happens. Take that, kids! With the threat of “Blizzard ‘10” bearing down on NJ, our offices officially closed. Suh-weeet!
Now, I’m not the biggest fan of winter. It just seems to go on forever, and snow just isn’t as much fun as it used to be. I know, I know, I’m a killjoy. Don’t get me wrong, I would never turn my nose up at a day off from work. But snow is only fun to me if I don’t have to drive in it.
Therefore, yesterday was fun! Knowing I could sleep in (we knew Tuesday night that we were going to be closed Wednesday), and then have all day to do nothing was won. der. ful.
Considering how other parts of the state, and of the east coast, have been getting walloped, we lucked out in terms of snow amounts, clocking in at just a little over 10″ at my house. But man, it just seemed to snow. And snow. And snow some more.
I tried to keep up with it, going out to shovel and clean off my car about every two hours so that it wouldn’t be too ridiculous this morning. And every time I went outside, I had to take this guy with me:
This is Riley, my Border Collie/Australian Shepherd mix. He’s the sweetest dog, and super smart, but he’s just one big ball of energy; he never gets tired. And he LOVES snow. When he sees flakes falling, he’ll just stand by the door, his butt wiggling (he doesn’t have a tail, so his butt literally wiggles when he’s happy) and he will follow you around until you take him out. So out we went.
First I threw some shovel-fuls of snow at him. He can’t get enough of that. Then his face gets all covered in snow and he looks awesome.
Then we went for a walk down the long, snow-covered road.
Don’t these trees look so pretty?
As you can tell, we were the only ones on the road.
I live on a dead-end road, so the only people that come down it are the people that live there, so there’s virtually no traffic. I’ll bring a leash, but I usually let him run along beside me, or off on his own (shhh, don’t tell anyone). There’s a lot of woods for him to explore.
He loves ripping big branches off of trees and then carrying them around.
He’ll try running with them until he slams into something. Then he just shakes his head and runs on. I know, I’m awful, aren’t I, laughing at my dog like this. But he’s such a lunkhead, I can’t help it.
So we ran up and down the road a few times, then had to go inside cause I got cold. I wanted to take more pictures, but the snow was coming down so fast my camera kept getting soaked. Oh well.
The rest of the day was filled with reading, watching a lot of the Food Network, then doing some cooking of my own. Perfect snow day.
Has anyone else had a grown-up snow day lately? What do you like to do when the snow’s coming down?