Birthday 2012 or “Snowpocalypse”

 

Tree Down

The first day of my 34 didn’t start so well.  While I was getting ready for work, I got a text from Ray showing me a picture of the bridge on the way home.  A snowy, icy mess and he was stuck on it.  I knew that didn’t bode well for me (we work at the same place) but I didn’t think it would be too bad.  Boy, was I wrong.  Ray got home, we swept off my car and off I went.  I got about a kilometer from my house and that’s where traffic stopped.  2 hours later, after watching semi trucks get stuck, cars spin out on teeny little hills and getting myself nowhere, I turned around and went home. 

 

Snow Globe

I spent the next hour walking my dog through the trails near our house, it was white and quiet and gorgeous!  An unexpected gift at the start of what was turning into a horrible day!

 

 

Snow Trees

After our walk I went into the back to the toolshed to pull out the snow shovels and got nearly run over by my dog as she was chasing the mice that apparantly took up residence in the shed.  Gross.  Mouse traps it is!  At around 10 I decided to make another try at getting to work and an hour and a half later I arrived….where I worked for 3 hours.  So a 6 hour total commute and 3 hours of work.  Didn’t quite seem worth it! 

 

 

Street

Fortunately it only took me 20 minutes to get home (miracle!).  We shoevelled out the driveway (thanks snow plow!) and then went inside where I cracked my birthday bottle of wine (Hester Creek – Character) and warmed up on the sofa.  Dinner was my hands down favourite, ribeye steak, balsamic mushrooms & onions, baked yam and brocoli.  I didn’t even mind that I was making dinner on my birthday because it meant I got to use my new knife!  That thing is so sharp that you don’t even hear it cutting, it just whispers through the food!

 

 

Bday Cake

After dinner we headed out for Birthday Cake, which this year was a Ginger Frost milkshake from McDonalds.  So sweet and delicious.  I’m really glad I didn’t go to any trouble to make myself a grain free cake, this was totally good enough! 

After a couple of phone calls to my dad, sister and mom, it was time for bed.  I set my alarm for an hour earlier than normal because if the impending snow storm.  We got another good dumping and I spent an hour this morning shoveling our driveway….and then went back inside and took a second shower (our driveway is double wide and we had easily 4″ of heavy wet snow), had a coffee and a cookie and then got on the road to work.  Fortunately all the main roads were plowed and it looks like most people stayed home today so I was at work in record time!

Happy Snow Shovelling!

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