I’m sure some, or most of you, might have been hoping for a little winter weather so that maybe you will have a three day weekend.
I was ignoring the new forecast, hoping that the winter storm advisory was just all hype and we wouldn’t get anything more than rain.
That is until I am forced to think about the winter storm, because staying home from work because of bad weather isn’t an option for me.
Saturday night as I was getting ready for work, I was also packing a bag with work clothes, pajamas, and the necessities.
This is what my life feels like a lot of times. Planning ahead. Packing bags. Expecting the worse.
Though they were calling for the winter weather… snow, freezing rain, sleet, rain was supposed to start at 0500, it actually didn’t end up starting until a little after 7:00 Sunday morning, which meant I was able to get home to sleep and hope for the best when it came to the roads.
I called my Dad and told him to keep an eye on the weather, because if it started to get bad, I needed to get up and head across the bridge so that I could make it to work on Sunday night.
I set my alarm for 1:00 p.m. to do a weather check. If it wasn’t too bad, I was going to get Justine so she could come home for a little while. 1:00 rolled around and there was a small amount of snow, but a lot of slick roads. Photo courtesy of one of my lovely coworkers showing me that I should just stay home for the time being.
I don’t think I was really thinking when I told my Dad to call me if the weather got bad, because by that time the roads would’ve already been bad. Duh.
I called Justine and told her that I was going to be staying home for now, and she was going to be staying at my parent’s. I didn’t want to get her, and then not be able to get her back to my parent’s house safely.
You see what a little bad weather does to me?
Since I was already awake, I figured I would get a few things done, and then go back to sleep later in the evening.
I had used up the last of my store bought croutons, and had some old bread sitting in the fridge.
Romaine lettuce+ no croutons+ old bread= homemade croutons.
Every time I bake something at home, I think to myself, I am never going to buy store bought again. I think sometimes I really mean it.
I am proud of those things that I make at home.
I know that’s going into those products I am eating.
It’s really so much cheaper to take a little extra time, and make it at home.
Once the croutons were made, I finished off my week of half marathon training with my scheduled strength and stretch day.
I went onto yoga download, and found a new class to try. Gentle Hatha Deep Release. Oh my words, it was 45 minutes of bliss.
I have a little confession to make. Lately when I am doing my yoga, I usually have the TV on trying to catch up on my DVR recordings. Kind of defeats the purpose of the relaxing part of yoga, don’t you think? Well, today I made it a point to leave all the distractions turned off, and just focus on my yoga practice, and I was so glad that I did.
I then started hearing word that the roads were better than they were before, but were starting to get worse again. I again had to debate with myself if I should leave early, if I should wait it out. Instead of leaving for work at 10:00 p.m., I left my house at 6:30 p.m.
I made sure to pack extra food, because working the midnight shift hungry, is not good for me and not good for anyone else.
I also refilled my candy baggie which I keep in my purse for emergencies.
The roads turned out to be not so bad, and I ended up getting to work about 3 hours early, which was no big deal. I would rather get to work and not have to worry about it, then to sit at home and stress if the weather is going to get worse.
I did have some good snacks to get me through the night.
My favorite snack…
Chobani’s Coffee with Dark Chocolate Chip yogurt bite. Definitely, my favorite yogurt of all. I keep meaning to try the other flavors, but when the time comes I always stick with this.
How is the weather where you are at?
Did you get to stay home from work on Monday?