A long weekend comes to an end

As I’m sure most of you have heard the Midwest was hit by a pretty good winter storm this weekend. I went into Friday fully expecting the worst, no power, high winds and tons of snow. Thankfully not all of that came true. The power stayed on, the winds didn’t last that long really, and we had about 8 inches of snow, most of which fell overnight on Saturday night but had a good coating of ice underneath.

I spent part of Friday eagerly awaiting the storm. I was like a kid on Christmas Eve. The anticipation of it all, the mystery of what was yet to come. Even the meteorologists weren’t sure what was coming. I wondered how bad it would be, as I said, not that bad. But the wonderment that I felt while waiting for all to start was unbearable. I stayed up too late on Friday waiting on it, a drivel of snow and not much else. On Saturday morning the dusting fianlly gave way to a few inches and not much else. I stayed up late Saturday watching the ice fall, waiting for the change to the heavy snow that was expected. It didn’t come, I went to bed. I woke up this morning to a fresh blanket of snow, underneath the ice lurked. I figured yet another day of staying inside and doing nothing awaited me.

It’s been a long weekend though. Friday consisted of shopping, dinner, and way too many people out and around for my own sanity. Saturday I was lazy most of the day, I had no plans with Erin because we expected the snow to start much earlier than it did. I cleaned the house a bit and watched Waitress and Sicko. Neither were great, but at least now I’ve seen them. I didn’t really leave the house at all on Saturday.

It was nice, was being the operative word. I didn’t even bother getting dressed, just lounged around and did nothing in particular. Today was different. I’m getting a bit lonely and cabin feverish. I went out today, I spent a good hour or so cleaning the 8 inches of snow off my car and then chipping through the half inch of ice that was under it. I drove around town a bit, checked out the roads for work tomorrow and then went to Marsh to pick up some much needed supplies, Swiss Rolls in particular. I love those things.

I’ve been doing some thinking lately. I feel like I live 6 inches inside the walls of my apartment. It’s just not quite home yet. I feel like I live in it, not “in” it really. There’s something about it that’s not quite right. I’m going to take my vacation time that is coming up over Christmas to paint. I’m planning a color scheme of a bright green, a cadet blue (lighter though) and a soft gray with whiteish-gray as my main color on the walls. Basically each room gets a color on one wall, with the whiteish-gray on the other 3. The hallway is going to be the tough one, probably something neutral. I’ve also decided that I’m going to fix my bar. I have a small half-wall dividing my kitchen from my living room. The bar is small, 7 inches wide. Just wide enough for your keys and wallet but not much else really. I’m going to expand it a bit, make it a bit wider, add a small area for eating at the end. Still working on color but I’m pretty sure it’ll be something a bit more colorful than the plain bright white that it is now.

It’s been a long weekend and honestly I’m ready for the week to start. I’m ready for it now. I’m heading to bed soon and when tomorrow is here, the week will start anew, back to the hustle and bustle of regular life. I have 11 days off coming soon. I wonder if I’ll survive?

It’s almost Spring (Break!)

I woke up this morning to the sound of rain boucing off my windows. I just didn’t want to get out of my warm bed basically and face the day. Unfortunately we all have our burdens, mine today is work. I headed out into the unusually warm morning air, the rain had stopped. It was humid, sticky, warm, comfortable. I love it. I felt like on of those spring mornings, you know, the ones that show up around Easter? I love those mornings. Sadly it’s raining again, the wind has picked up. I can’t help but think that spring is in our midst and just beginning to show itself.

Only a few days now until the cruise, everyone is getting excited, stressed, and ready to go…

Wilma!

Damn you Wilma. You are ruining our plans for spring break. If Cozumel doesn’t exist where will Carnival take us in March? Grr… I feel bad for everyone affected by this storm in the coming days I hope all is well with you all.
The weather here sucks again, it’s like 45 with rain and wind. Not cool. Hanging with the guys tonight since Erin is having her Lia Sophia thingy. More later tonight…

Tammy

Did you know that there is a tropical storm off the coast of Florida today? Tammy. Winds of 50 mph. Should be making landfall around 6pm today. Crazy.
There was a Hurricane (Stan) that hit Mexico earlier in the week. Funny how when a storm isn’t going to absolutely pound the US Mainland, no one really cares. At least not the mainstream media. People will probably be without power and possibly some flooding tonight in Florida, but since it’s not a big, dramatic storm, no one really cares.

Do you know where I put it?

I lost two things this week. I wish I could get both of them back.
First off, I think on Sunday I lost the Cross I always carry in my pocket. There are a few things that I always have with me, a purple rock and a cross. I’ve had this cross for quite a few years now, and it’s gone. I keep checking everywhere that i cna think of, it’s not there. If you’ve found it let me know, I’m offering a reward.
I also lost a CD for a textbook. I got the CD back in May, any idea where I put it? I really need it to do my homework.
The prof said I can get it from a classmate, but now I’m stuck with the book if I don’t find it, the bookstore won’t buy it back without it.
Katrina is here today, rain everywhere, a bit of wind too I guess. It’s almost over though.
I also saw gas at $2.99 today on the way home, I’m going to win the bet, that makes me sad

Hump Day…

Ever wonder why it’s called that… Obvious reasons of being over the hump of the week but surely there’s somethin else out there that’s not sexual. Today the wind is blowing 45MPH and the temp went from 60 this moring to liek 35 right now. That sucks. I wore short sleeves today too. Froze my butt off after class. It’s been seriously a boring day today. Got some stuff done at work, hopefully I can finish my presentation on Friday too. Louie’s on friday too! Massage too, I need one so bad, whenever the weather changes like this my back really kills me. Going out on Friday probably too, an interesting group at that. More on that some other night, right now I’m going to bed and going to LK in the morning, only 3 more classes to go!