I love a snowstorm. I love the silence that it brings outside. Very few people are out on their patios. Most people run to their cars at an Olympians pace, not taking time to marvel at the beauty of it all. I stand out in it in pure awe. Every time. I love the way it crunches under my feet. I love how the D.C. area goes into a milk, bread, TP panic because we are not fiscally prepared to handle real weather woes. I love the annoying parents who complain that their kids will miss a day of school, the lives of their kids be damned, they just don’t want for their kids to be at home. I especially love troop meetings being canceled and play rehearsals (this pertains to us specifically).
In a nutshell, I lie around in half-dream state thinking of what should be done, what I could be doing and how many calories I need to burn. But, I eat my sweet potato fries with mustard as if I am bikini ready. When in all reality, I am more Eskimo jacket ready:). I like, strike that, love how January and February forces me to slow the heck down. We still have classes and play dates, and rehearsals, and engagements and work. But, they occur on a more irregular schedule.
All of this sounds silly coming from someone who checks in all over the place from VA to GA on social media. I rarely slow down. This is God’s way of making me chill out, reboot, and prioritize. I am usually hyper in thought and in action and it is very hard for me to sit down and focus. I am similar to my favorite line from You Got Mail, “She makes coffee nervous”. That is me, or not far off. But thank God I am not annoying like the character that Tom Hanks is speaking of-Parker Posey. She almost annoys me as much as Sarah Silverman, almost. But I don’t think anyone can be that aggravating.
Anyway, now to catch up on my devotional. And read my Bible. And to keep up the job search. Perhaps after a nice little evening snooze :).
P.S. Prayers go out to the homeless animals and people that have had to endure these negative temperatures. I hope that they make it through all of this weather…