I haven’t taken any proper photos of the snow because I’m deathly afraid of condensation building up in my camera and ruining my baby. I’ve heard of people placing a hand warmer around the lens or some other fancy methods that cost money, money that I don’t have and would rather spend on important people like my need to eat massive amounts of food during this snow craziness.
Also causing some craziness is my two-year-old who only attended daycare two days last week and has not had any real form of exercise in this time, aside from stomping in the snow for a few minutes, running down the aisle at 7-11 and begging us to throw him in the air. We’ve had to instill a higher level of time outs which I call the SUPERMAX TIMEOUT, meaning if he commits some offense like playing in the dish detergent, he is sent to his room. I know he’s just as stir-crazy as we had gone through all the possible activities like reading, finger-painting, and practicing Beyonce’s choreography in “Sing Ladies.” ALL THE SINGLE BABIES!
My exercise has been shoveling and salting the sidewalk twice, even clearing the path for our neighbor who told me that if parked behind our house, she would have our car towed. (Our garages face each other. Her husband can park in front of their garage, but we can’t. Yep! Merry Christmas to you, too!)
I wonder if waiting for a bus counts as exercise because that’s what I’m hoping will result from what will likely be a long commute. Seattle’s transportation system is definitely not prepared to handle this chaos. I highly respect the Metro drivers, though. I was on a 54 bus on Friday and at the first stop, a chorus of applause rang out amongst the passengers for a driver who was able to skillfully navigate West Seattle’s icy and hilly terrain and safely drop us downtown.
So, in non-snow related talk, are you done with your Christmas shopping? Are you doing anything different this year? I’ve been receiving more handmade cards and I just love it.