Well, the blizzard that wasn’t was a bit of a bust here in NYC. And since the city virtually shut down, with subways, bridges and tunnels closed, and a driving ban in place from 11 last night until this morning, we got all the inconvenience and none of the excitement. At least, in my household anyway. Most people get a snow day, including Jackson’s babysitter who usually watches him Tuesday mornings, but Drew works for the Today Show and the show must go on, so they put him up in a hotel near work last night so he’d be able to get in this morning. Which means, Jackson and I have been on our own today. Alllllll day. Actually, it hasn’t been nearly as challenging as I originally thought it would be mostly because instead of getting three feet of snow, we got about three inches so we haven’t been stranded like I imagined we would be. We had a playdate at our friends’ place this morning and later, we’re going to build some snowmen, make snow angels, and maybe do some sledding.
Anyway, a few thoughts of this great blizzard of 2015:
– I went to the grocery store yesterday not necessarily to stock up for the whole day I might not be able to get to the store, but to buy ingredients for dinner last night. The bread aisle was completely decimated. It was also the busiest I had ever seen our neighborhood supermarket on a Monday morning. People were frantic. Absolutely frantic. I wanted to say, “You know, bodegas on every corner will probably be open tomorrow, right? Like, if you really need a can of Pringles, chances are, you won’t have any problem getting one. Also, even if everything is completely closed on Tuesday, it will just be for 24 hours, max. We’re not talking about being stranded at home with no food delivery for weeks. You’ll be able to Seamless your lunch by Wednesday at the latest, everyone, chill.”
– All of you who live on the West Coast or some place warm who are posting your pics of your glorious weather with captions expressing “sympathy” to those of us less fortunate: stop it. Look, some of us actually like seasons. Some of us dig the snow and winter-related activities. Some people even get excited by a blizzard! It’s cozy to snuggle up under blankets with our peeps and our pets and a cup of hot chocolate, watching movies and watching the snow come down hard (especially when you don’t have to drive in it or shovel it or really clean it up in any way). Plus: snow day, bitches. You think all the public school teachers who get a paid day off today give a shit about your beautiful sunset over the beach in Santa Monica. Well, ok, that does sound kind of nice, actually. A temp of 75 degrees and a walk on the beach? Yeah, I guess I could get into that.
Snow day check-in: Who’s got a day off today because of the great blizzard of 2015 (whether it was actually a blizzard where you live or more like a lot of hoopla over a bit of snow)? How are you spending your free day off?