Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Gone Stir Crazy

Yesterday I slept in, caught the Today show, watched the drifts grow, listened to the wind howl, finished reading Eclipse and started Breaking Dawn.

I took a mid-afternoon nap and then proceeded to do some canvas painting. My sister and brother-in-law got me some fancy new paintbrushes, acrylics, and canvas' for Christmas and I couldn't wait to dive in!
I didn't have anything in mind but just started playing around with colors. It's been a while. It's no where near done, and who knows, I might paint right over it, rather than building from it. I stopped when I lost the natural daylight.
And yes, sometimes I paint with my fingers.


I was excited to spend my evening watching tv, since I spent most of the afternoon reading, napping, and painting. I caught the beginning of American Idol and then lost cable and internet. I thought I was going to lose it. Fortunately it returned about an hour later. I caught the end of AI, as well as a basketball game. Turns out, NDSU (my college's rival) made it into the NCAA tournment tonight. It's kind of exciting to have a ND team in the tournament, but I still hate the Bison.
I have been locked in my house since 4pm Monday afternoon. I have not been able to get to the gym, leaving me with only a few sessions of Jillian's 30-day Shred. School starts 2 hours late today. They say most side roads will probably not be cleaned and I worry that I won't be able to get out of my neighborhood.
Here are a couple pics I took around 530 yesterday evening....

Drifts higher than fences?
That's not right.


You can see a tiny bit of daylight...
peeking through the top of that window...

That's not right.
Good thing that's not my ONLY entrance to my house.

Even if the roads get plowed, I am going to have snow drifts to remove in my driveway as well as the crap they leave behind at the end of my driveway.

Update: We have switched from a LATE START today, to school being CANCELLED... again. I have heard snow plows since 11pm last night, and woke up to the sound of snow blowers at 4am.

I am getting out of my house. I have a gym date with a friend at 11ish, and then lunch with some others to follow....

25 comments:

Shannon said...

If we had snow like that here (we did once in 1980) our whole city would shut down for a week. Good luck driving in that mess.

I love days where you lay around and do nothing.

Tri-Angle said...

One Word girl

Icky.

The layin around part doesn't sound too bad though.

Arizona is um...nice. Sorry. Hope you get dug out soon.
A.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

oh.my.gosh. that's some serious snow accumulation.

Lily on the Road said...

OH, MY, GAWD! I can't believe your weather. Remember it was exactly a year ago we had a similar storm?!!!

Carolina John said...

Holy CRAP! SC has never ever ever seen anything like that much snow. wow. I'm really impressed. I bet you are going insane though.

and i was totally going to comment about "go ndsu" in the tourney, but oh well. at least ND will be represented.

Marlene said...

OMG, that is some serious snow.

Sounds like you enjoyed the day off but I'm sure you're itching for some fresh air and daylight at this point!

Nice painting.

Wes said...

Brrrr! but you made some good use of your time. I remember being snowed in here in Atlanta during a weekend of our "blizzard" hahahahaha. I about went bat sh** crazy!

Jess said...

Good luck getting to the gym today! Hope the roads are sort of OK. I think you made good use of your time cooped up inside. I would have gone crazy too.

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

Uggg. That snow isn't pretty at all. I hope you are able to get out and enjoy the gym.

Badgergirl said...

That's a lot of snow. Hope you were able to get out of the house for a bit today!

Jess said...

I heard about the blizzard on NPR yesterday! Hard to believe that you guys are getting so much snow this time of year! I honestly can't imagine it.

Runner Leana said...

Oh my god, that is some insane weather there! Hopefully you had enough food in the house to survive being shut inside for so long! Crazy, hope it thaws out for you soon.

scott keeps running said...

go away snow! we got some more too, not nearly as much as you (wow!) but still more then i want. where's spring? :(

aron said...

OMG that snow is insane!!!!

BUT at least you have some good twilight to keep you busy... I LOVE the last book :)

Blyfinn said...

Dang, I have not seen that kind of wind blown snow since 1986. I remember that because my dad had to force the door open due to it was drifted shut over he entire door.

IronGambit said...

I like the colors of that canvas, I LOVE colors! :)

I Run for Fun said...

That looks UGLY! You seem to have made the best use of it, though.

kelsalynn said...

How long did it take you to get to the gym with the roads like that? Just curious...

I hope you made the most of your 2nd day off in a row. Nice painting!!

Colleen said...

OH MY GAWD! That snow is crazy! Hope you are enjoying a few days off!

Anne said...

I know you're going stir crazy, but I envy you getting to relax at home due to bad weather. We never get those kinds of breaks here. It's always work, work, work unless you take a vacation day.

Marcy said...

Ooooooo I love painting with acrylics. The only prob is that I have to find to do it without the kids around (they make SUCH a mess. GAH!)

Ms. Math said...

I cannot believe the photos I've seen from that storm! Crazy!

Michelle said...

Wow TW i am so sorry you have to endure and deal with yet another storm!!! Hopefully that will be the last one!!!

Try to smile!!!

Laurel said...

Holy crap! That is just wrong!

I'm glad they cancelled school. How do they expect people to get their kids to school in those conditions?

Borsch said...

Wow...I bet shoveling out was a work out in its self!