Tuesday, February 01, 2011

No Vacancy

"February is merely as long as is needed to pass the time until March." - Dr. J. R. Stockton

I wish that was the sign we could hang up for the snowstorm.

I spent the day running errands. I don't have time today (DD has art lessons), and I knew I'd be stuck in the house Wednesday and possibly Thursday. All over town (including on my street), there were bulldozers in action, scooping up snow and shoving it back from the sides of the streets and highways. Moving it elsewhere when there just wasn't anyplace to put it nearby. The drifts on the sides of the road are already almost as tall as I am, and we just don't have anywhere to put more snow. It's dangerous to pull out of stores and driveways because you can't see around the piles of snow to know if someone is coming unless you poke your nose out so far it could get taken off.

We went to the dog park for a little while yesterday, and I was amazed at how deep the snow was there. It's all packed down, hard as asphalt, but you can judge the depth based on other items in there. For instance, there are two picnic tables that have packed snow up to their benches and the teeter-totter doesn't teeter or totter. It's flat, lying on the snow. The gates only open one way and even then, just barely, thanks to the town digging out the ice and snow, but I'm really worried this next storm may put the place out of commission until spring and that would be very sad.

The joys of living in the frozen north.

I met my half-goal in writing yesterday. I did 258 words. My goal is 250 - 500, with a deep desire to hit the 500 mark. But I was out of the house for several hours and then had tons of work to do once I got home. I'm okay was 250. At the rate in which I'm writing, I'll have the first draft of "Now and Forever" done in 20 - 40 days.

All the errand running also meant I didn't visit any blogs yesterday. I hope to rectify that today!


You Are Modest

You are a team player, and you like to make valuable contributions to the group.

Compromise comes easily to you, and you're willing to work hard to get the job done.

You are a peacemaker. You are very uncomfortable with conflict and confrontation.

You are highly observant and in tune with your surroundings. You like to blend in.




Dru said...

Kudos on your word count.

You Are Self-Aware

You are a deeply introspective person. You believe that the most important thing is to be true to yourself.

You are quite vulnerable, but only because you work hard to let down your walls.

You are emotionally honest at all costs. You know how to express your truth.

You have a serious side, but you also can be uproariously funny. You have a good sense of irony.

Not so much; 50% accurate.

Have a good Tuesday.

Brandy said...

WTG on the word count! I hope your day goes well.

Melissa McClone said...

Congrats on getting some words in with all that running around! Good luck with all the snow.

Maria Zannini said...

I know you were mad at us down south for having warmer weather, but did you have to share? LOL

It's cold down here! No warm up until Monday.