I had plans this weekend to drive home and visit my family, but Mother Nature had other plans. Surprisingly, I was pretty unaware of the impending snowstorm until Thursday, when it was supposed to blow in Thursday night into Friday, when everything finally arrived. What can I say, it was a busy week! When I woke up Saturday and got everything ready, I had about six inches of snow to clear from my car, and when I was done, I checked traffic, then the weather. I wanted to be sure I knew what I was driving into.
Traffic didn't check out so well Saturday - some roads were still in need of clearing, and the side streets in my neighborhood were still fairly icy. The weather was another story entirely. I found another winter weather advisory falling right around the time I was supposed to drive back into the city Sunday. After much consideration, nail-biting, and reading, I made the hard decision to stay in the city for the weekend. It was a sad choice, but after reading and following the weather today, it was the right choice - I just couldn't get stuck out of town, and driving rural highways in inclement weather can be dodgy at best.
Rather than sulk, I made the best of the weekend with what I had. Since the plan was for me to travel, Allen had plans for a good chunk of Saturday, so I ended up taking a brief walk around the neighborhood to snap some pictures of the snow-dusted decorations, lawns, and homes. It was quite gorgeous - snow frosted trees, lights, eaves, and lawns. It felt like a Norman Rockwell painting as I crunched through the neighborhood to get a cup of coffee early Saturday morning.
Being snowed in was a bit disappointing, but I was able to get caught up on some housework, research a bit about washing machines (ours died last week and we finally picked out a new one today), and work in my Project Life book, which took me about two hours Saturday night (all during the Big 10 championship game, I should say). I'm working on finishing out the pages dedicated to our wedding and honeymoon, and once finished I should have just enough space to finish out with our first year as a married couple. I'll have a bigger update later in the week, but my goal is to have books running year-to-year from May-to-May, since that's when this book officially "begins."
I finished out the weekend scanning some pictures for an upcoming project - all from when I was a small girl. I have them from back when I was preparing for some bridal shower games to guess my age. There are several really fun ones, but I am loving this one today - from what I think was my great grandmother's back yard:
Going into this week looks like another busy one, but it should be a fun one. I have plans with friends tonight for a party, and my parents are going to be visiting over the weekend. As sad as I am that the weekend has passed (and that the snow will, eventually, melt), I am excited for the week ahead.