Well you didn’t expect a creative title after a long day at work, did you? I think this is the first post I’ve ever written after work. I’m only doing it to stay awake for a little longer, so I don’t have to put the dogs back in their crates for a little while. And because I can’t type and eat at the same time.
I can drink tea though. Have I already told you guys about finding the Celestial Seasonings holiday teas? I looked forever for them, in every grocery store I was in, and I finally found them on some end aisle, not anywhere near the tea aisle. They are so worthy though. Two of them (Gingerbread Spice and Candy Cane Lane) are decaf teas, so perfect for a treat in the evening.
Back to the storm. Oh My Gosh. This is a big one. First thing that happened this morning was my alarm clock did not go off because there had been a power failure sometime during the night. Fortunately, my bedside lamp went on and woke me up, so I was only a few minutes late. I left this morning in the dark, driving out through some very wet snow–tree branches were bent WAY over the road.
In the morning I checked weather.com, and they were predicting two arctic storms coming through, dumping a bunch of snow down to 2000 feet (I am 2500.) Later in the day I checked, and they were only predicting rain. The predicted temperatures are right at that edge mark of 33-36 degrees.
When I left work, it was blowing heavy rain SO HARD. For some reason I had brought my umbrella in to work with me (I’m usually not so prepared) and it was so windy it almost turned my umbrella inside out. My pants and shoes got really wet–made for a nice drive home :((
When I stopped for gas–boy, I didn’t want to, but yes, it was necessary–I couldn’t believe how windy and cold it was. That made me pretty happy, because I didn’t feel the wind blowing my car around like you sometimes do. (This is the first winter for this car.)
Made it home, got the doggies in and out, and then it really started to pour. Still no snow–yay. And yay for me for being a little prepared for once. I had some dry wood on the back porch and by the woodstove. I got a nice fire going, and it is starting to warm up in here.
I realize this is THE MOST BORING POST on the internet tonight, so here are the doggie views tonight for your entertainment.