The Snowiest Week of My Life

A week ago today, it started snowing:

The snow starts...

When it ended more than 24 hours later, we had 26 inches of snow on the ground in our back yard.

Back Yard.

It wasn’t so bad this first snow fall. It was a lot of snow. Jami was a shoveling champ – but I had had a long and busy two weeks previous, and wasn’t sad to have an excuse to stay inside and be a little lazy.


Monday morning the Federal government was closed, but my office was open and Jami and I trucked into work.

commuting in snow

Tuesday afternoon, the second snow storm hit. (Jami and I are still at work, the Federal government is still closed.)

Wednesday morning, my office was still saying it was open. I did not go. This is what it looked like:


It was officially a blizzard. I’ve got a good work ethic, but I’m not crazy. We got at least another foot in that storm.

our snowy house

Thursday, metro was underground only, with trains every 30 minutes. I went to work. Our street has still not be plowed since Saturday night. The power in one of our two office buildings wasn’t working (luckily not mine). Need I mention, that the Federal government was closed?

This morning, we got our newspaper delivered for the first time in a week. The Federal Government reopened. We have high hopes for the mail having been delivered by the time we get home (the only day it got delivered this week was Tuesday). I am no longer the only research librarian in the office. Things are looking up. Now if this snow they are calling for on Monday could just go somewhere else, I’d be a very happy girl.

The Snowiest Week of My Life

In with the New

2010 has arrived, in all its blustery, bright January glory. Jami and I bid farewell to 2009 by going out for sushi at our favorite DC sushi restaurant. 2009 treated us well. After a stressful 2008, all I wanted out of 2009 was a quiet, calm, uneventful year, and it delivered. It felt like 2009 was a bit of a break – a year to sit back, regroup and recharge. 2010 is already going to be a more jam-packed year for us – we get married in May after all. For being just exactly what we needed, 2009 deserved it’s own farewell celebration, and our dinner certainly fit the bill. Jami and I both got tasting menus, so we didn’t even have to order, just sit back as the chef sent out dish after dish of delicious Japanese food. We were quite spoiled – and are ready to make sushi on New Year’s Eve a tradition.

New Year’s Day already has its own food traditions, at least for this Southern girl – black-eyed peas (for luck) and collard greens (for wealth). Both having been properly devoured, we are ready to start our new year.

New Year's Eats

In with the New