Sunday morning, I woke up to this:
Winter Storm Caesar, they called it (I didn’t know they named snowstorms now). Everything was totally covered. Forget going Christmas shopping at the mall, I was snowed in. It has been three years since I’ve seen this much snow. Even when I was home for Christmas last year, I saw nothing more than a light dusting. My boyfriend, who recently moved here from North Carolina, was given a crash course in Minnesota winter, including shoveling and the agony of trying to drive your car up a slippery slope. Some areas of the metro reported up to 16 inches of snow, and it didn’t stop until early Monday morning.
I have a love/hate relationship with snow and winter in general.
Things I Hate:
- Driving. I absolutely hate driving in the snow. I don’t even like driving that much to begin with. It took until Wednesday for the plows to get everywhere, which means lots of slipping and sliding. Plus, every idiot around here that has a huge truck seems to think that this means they are safe from overturning their vehicle-which, I assure you, is most certainly not true. I see just as many, if not more, trucks in the ditch than cars. Plus, my little Focus is just not cut out for dashing through the snow.
- It’s cold! It’s been so cold that the snow hasn’t been able to melt off the roads. It’s been near 0 or below every night. I don’t like the cold. Although I have an adorable winter jacket, when your boogers freeze when you inhale, it’s probably not worth it.
Things I Love
- Snow days! My family back in Wisconsin got 18 inches of snow. Their snow day was announced Sunday night, which is unheard of. I have fond memories of snow days, including one in college where my friends and I played snow football all day and were interviewed by the local news. I recently discovered that my work actually has snow days from time to time, so while it probably will never happen, I can still hope.
- It’s pretty. If I don’t have to go anywhere, it can snow all day for all I care. I’ll curl up with a book and cup of hot chocolate.
The forecast is calling for another sprinkling come Saturday, so we’ll see. Looks like this is going to be a snowy, snowy winter, much to my disdain and/or delight.