04 March 2014

The Day I Skated to Work


 
   
Ok ok ok okkkkk before you stop reading my blog thinking alllll I talk about is the weather, hear me out. I've lived in Memphis for three and a half years and I've never see it continually snow like it did all day yesterday. I'll be honest, even though I'm from New Jersey and always had cold winters growing up, I cannot stand winter. I thought that when I moved down south, I was escaping winters like this. Boy, was I wrong. Even though we don't get much real snow accumulation in Memphis, we definitely still get winter.

Now, this brings me to yesterday. Yesterday was the first time I've seen real genuine pretty snow fall in Memphis. (I'm fairly sure I was out of town the few other times there was legitimate snow accumulation here.) Even though I still don't think cold weather is fun, I actually enjoy snow when it's falling. I can't believe I'm saying this, but I was sad when the snow stopped last night.

I live walking distance from my office so there really is no excuse for me not to be at work when the weather is bad. Yesterday, when I left my building to head to the office, I totally and completely wiped out on a sheet of ice (so embarrassing). After I picked myself up, I couldn't open my car door because it as frozen shut. Yeah, not the best start to the day, so I figured I'd just walk. It's only about a half a mile and I was bundled pretty good so I figured, "why not!" I'm so glad I walked. Even though I practically skated the whole way, it was so pretty seeing all the snow falling and the ice freezing to the trees. It was peaceful and calm. Nobody else was out and I felt like I had the whole city of Memphis all to myself.

After work I even dragged Jeremy outside to go on a walk with me! Who am I?! Did I voluntarily go out in the snow? Now, I've had my snow fix and I'm ready to go back into hibernation until Spring finally decides to get here for good!

  

9 comments:

  1. I love winter! it's my favorite;however, I will say this: I'm ready for spring! but when I see snowy pictures and hear fun little snowy stories, it makes me want one more snow for the season! lol.

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  2. You must've got the weather that hit us. Sunday and yesterday was just glare ice here.

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  3. So a group of friends and I visited Memphis for the first time this weekend, and we definitely tried a few of the restaurants on your list. :)

    Thanks for posting that!

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  4. Agreed, it was beautiful! I got to work from home, so I sat by my window with the computer and watched the snow all day.

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  5. You didn't get a snow day? That's by far the best part about the snow - you don't have to work!

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  6. Okay! You're adorable!! However beautiful the constant snow may be, I'm so ready for Spring!! Stay safe skating to work ;)

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  7. Ol' Punxsutawney Phil was right on the mark this year. This is the worst winter storm we've had in the Memphis/Mid-South area in quite a few years...and in MARCH! The white landscape is beautiful and peaceful though.

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  8. How fun! We live out in the 'burbs and barely got anything at all!

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