I know I am way overdue for a new post so I thought I would take a few minutes and wish you all a very Happy Valentine's Day. I hope all of your sweethearts showered you with candy and flowers. I won't see Cal until the weekend but I got a nice card from him in the mail today and he has called to wish me a Happy Valentine's Day. We are planning to go out to dinner Saturday evening, so I am looking forward to that.
Mother Nature decided to give us New Englanders a nice Nor'Easter today. We've had everything from snow to freezing rain, strong winds and white out conditions all day. I did get to work this morning without a whole lot of trouble. Amazingly enough, everyone in my department managed to come to work today, despite the storm. I think we were the only department with 100% attendance. Well that's not counting our managers...who BOTH decided to stay home. I decided to leave early and get a head start on the evening commute. As soon as I got outside and started cleaning off my car, the snow turned to sleet and that didn't feel so good on my face with the wind whipping everything around like it was. The drive home was horrific, to say the least. It was a struggle to keep my car on the road, and I had to stop a couple of times to chip the ice and snow off of my wiper blades. What normally takes me 25-30 minutes on a good day, was a 1 hour trip home. And when I got home, my driveway hadn't been plowed out yet so I had to dig out a spot for my car. Of course, about 15 minutes later, the plow dude showed up and I had to get my boots back on and move my car. I hate winter, I really do. It's just so inconvenient.
Anyway, the driveway is plowed, my car is cleaned off (although it is still sleeting out there so I know I will be chipping that off in the morning), I've had a hot shower and had some tomato soup for dinner. I'm half watching Return to Jericho, which is a 1 hour recap of the show Jericho which continues next Wednesday after a long hiatus. I'm only half watching because I have seen every episode so far. I'm really looking forward to it starting up again.
I just poked my head out the door and it looks like the snow has picked up again. I guess that's easier to brush off of the car than ice. It's 20 degrees outside but the wind chill makes it feel like zero. Brrrrrrrr (Have I mentioned how much I hate winter?)
I think I'm going to find my blanket and my puppy and get ready for Idol. Stay warm everyone, I hope you're all having a good week.