It's been a cold and snowy week in Oklahoma! Many schools were out on Monday and Tuesday. I really thought that we would be out on Tuesday since I had to drive to school while it was sleeting. Based on the number of absences we had, a lot of parents and students thought we should have been out, too.
Still, school carried on whether the students and teachers thought we should be there or not. I made the mistake of going to visit my parents last Sunday morning. I knew the weather was supposed to get bad, but I went anyway. When I saw the first snow plow that was parked on the side of the turnpike, just waiting for the storm to hit, I knew I probably shouldn't be out driving. The second, third, and fourth snow plows, idling on the side of the highway were further signs that the weather was about to become VERY nasty. Still, I drove on. After spending less than an hour at my parents' house, church had been cancelled and multiple inches of snow had fell. The drive back to my house was tedious. Cars were slipping and sliding. Tires were spinning. The roads were covered. It normally takes an hour and fifteen minutes to drive home from my parents' house. With the snow, it took two terrifying hours. Let's just say I was not meant to drive in winter weather!
At least the snow was pretty!
I braved the elements for a minute or two in an attempt to capture a decent picture of myself. My sister took the picture, and it seems like she usually takes better pictures when she tilts the camera. I'm not sure why that is, but I guess I'll live with it. :)
Thursday brought with it MORE snow. And, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that we would finally get a snow day. We did have three snow days in December, so I haven't been totally deprived. But, this was our first snow day of the new semester. I spent most of the day reading. After all, I've got to find some way to catch up with my sister in the #EmptyShelf Challenge. I managed to finish two books I had started and read two other books in their entirety. I was pretty proud of myself!
I think I was more proud of myself, though, for taking down my Christmas Tree. Yes, I realize it's February. My tree and Christmas decor should have been taken down long ago. But, considering the fact that I didn't get my tree taken down until April last year, I am considering this a HUGE accomplishment! Maybe next year, I'll get it taken down by January...
Having a snow day on Thursday made for a very weird Friday. After a day off, it felt like Monday! I'm not going to complain, though. Another huge storm is supposed to be moving in early next week. We'll see. I'm definitely ready for spring, though. Specifically, I'm ready for Spring Break.
February is going to be a busy, busy month for me. I've got some exciting announcements in the next couple of days that are going to involve me stepping WAY out of my comfort zone!