Volunteering at food bank Last minute pharmacy and grocery run before being snowed in
Music trivia MeetUp Snowed in
Business networking group Snowed in
Trivia MeetUp Snowed in
Sunday: Finally saw the light of day!
You know, it would be cool to say that Queen Elsa is real and that her magical emotions are what snowed us all in this past weekend. So, let’s go with that!
Thanks to Her Royal Highness the Queen of Arendelle, I was snowed into my 500 square foot studio for three solid days. But, it could have been so much worse, so I am very grateful for the week I did end up having.
This is normally what the early morning view from my studio looks like:
Instead, last week I woke up on Friday morning to the innocent-enough looking start of what Storm
Jonas Elsa brought us here on the east coast. This photo, of course, was snapped before the worst if it came.
Dear Betrothed was on a business trip deep in the heart of Texas, so he apparently got to waltz around in his shorts and t-shirts basking in the sun, while us East Coasters were getting hammered by Old Man Winter.
But honestly, I didn’t mind it much at all. Actually, part of me rather enjoyed it. During my three day hibernation, I did lots of treadmill training, binge read more of Mistborn (full review coming soon!), and did a lot of creative writing.
Oh, and napping. Because naps are the best.
Which is not to say that I wasn’t going a little stir crazy by the 70th hour. But I honestly did my best to enjoy the opportunity for reflection and quiet creativity.
Thankfully though, by Sunday afternoon the roads were clear enough for me to walk a few blocks to meet some people at a restaurant to watch the NFC championship game at the regular weekly football MeetUp.
The photo below was clearly not taken at the NFC championship, but while on vacation last year Dear Fiancé and I snagged some last minute tickets to see the Panthers take on the Texans. Of course, my Big Cats won 😉
Sunday was a great day for many reasons: Firstly, the Patriots lost (!!!!!). Secondly, the Panthers won and are now headed to the Super Bowl. Thirdly, I finally broke free from my blizzard confinement and actually saw the light of day.
For those who read last Wednesday’s post, this week I arrived at the restaurant super early and did some finagling on the seating arrangements to ensure that I did not sit next to the creep. Instead, I was sandwiched between two perfect gentlemen, one of whom talked nerdy things with me all evening. I did, however, notice Mr Creep had his arm around another girl all evening. I’m sure she’ll do the same as me when we reconvene to watch the Super Bowl together!
So, while I am disappointed that I didn’t get to do the volunteering and MeetUps and networking that I had planned on doing, the self-rejuvenation forced by the solitude was actually really nice.
And besides, like the Queen herself is fond of saying, the cold never bothered me anyway. Just a reminder to always look on the bright side of frozen curve balls thrown at you during life. 🙂