Over the last 2 weeks the south has seen snow quantities of historic proportions. It's been unreal. For the most part, the snow has been truly beautiful but Wednesday's snowpocalypse was a little stressful. Lots of snow fell very quickly leading to metropolitan gridlock and extremely long commutes, leaving some stranded and cell towers maxed out. Fortunately, everyone I know eventually made it home safely!
On a lighter note, I've learned a thing or two during the snow of 2014.
1. Snow days really are more fun when you have good company.
2. Invest in a sled, even if it means storing it in your attic for three years before putting it to good use.
3. Stocking up on food and the essentials at the last minute is really worth it, even if doing so leads to chaos and glares.
4. Invest in a well insulated pair of snow boots. Two layers of socks and breathable tennis shoes just don't do it.
5. Shelter and heat are both things for which we should all be grateful.
6. While technology has made it easier to check in on loved ones, it's important to charge these electricity dependent devices.
7. Always prepare a hot dish, like chili, before a big snow so you'll have something to enjoy after building a snowman.
8. Make the most of the daylight hours, just in case the power goes out. Wake up early. Go to bed early.
9. If possible, attempt a mini-adventure outside everyday to avoid cabin fever.
10. Communities are really powerful in a crisis. Bonds are formed as a result of helping each other. What a sweet reminder of the power of love, during the week of Valentine's Day.
I've enjoyed the snow and quiet-filled days but I'm looking forward to spring. I'm even tempted to start spring cleaning early, in hopes of prompting its arrival.