Well, this was a day.
I awoke to a world covered in white. I watched as winter fell all day long. From snow to sleet to once again snow falling as I write this. The farthest I went outside was to the edge of the front porch. Otherwise I stayed safely inside where it was warm and dry. I didn’t even feed the cats, I got my son to do that for me. This does not happen often, I’m ready for it to go away. As it is, I do believe another blanket or two is going on the bed tonight.
I do have the batteries charged for my cameras. I may be a bit more energetic tomorrow. That is if the winds aren’t blowing. It will be cold enough without that. If things work out, I hope to hike down to the pond and through the woods. I may take Bella with me if my son doesn’t go. I’ll have to dig my winter boots out of the back of my closet. I haven’t had need of them in a while so its hard telling how deep they are buried. Of course I will need to dress in a lot of layers like a cartoon character. I want photos, not frostbit.
I also need to work off the junk food I’ve eaten so far. Chips, cookies, cake, all while sitting here watching some television, scrolling the internet and arguing with dogs acting like restless toddlers.
My son did finally get Molly out in the snow. Once she realized it wasn’t going to do her harm she was all set to play. Bella watched her as if thinking, I tried to tell you. It was funny watching both of them out there with my son tossing a ball that would disappear in the snow.
Over the course of the day I watched and listened to the traffic on the dirt …snow (?) road. Off road vehicles that were going somewhere and back again. The traffic on the main road was sparse but ever so often I could hear a truck or something trying to prove something going by. And then there was the video of those enjoying an empty parking lot in a nearby town.
Right about now, I am actually very glad that I no longer have to worry about going to work. Trying to drive on ice covered roads was never my idea of a good time. Back when I had that four explorer, even though it still wasn’t my favorite past time, I didn’t dread it too badly as that vehicle could do through darn near anything. The Compass, is untried and probably best to simply stay in the carport. If I don’t need to go, best to stay put, or at least off the roads.
Its called common sense. Its called acting responsibly.
Not just in bad weather, but in life. Pay attention to safety. Pay attention to taking care of self and others. Pay attention to what is the right thing to do. It may not be the most fun, but if you’re careful and safe, there will always be other times for fun.