So, yes… as we all know, the DC area was pounded with snow over the weekend. It was a lot of fun. We stayed in. We watched movies, including (but not limited to) the celebrated Christmas classic, Die Hard 2. I also learned that the Chinese food delivery guy is more reliable than our United States Postal Service; the latter of whom did not show at all on Saturday, but we sure as heck were dining on some tasty Peking Duck Rolls on Saturday night!
Anyway, even though you all have probably been subjected to thousands of photos from the SNOMG EMERGENCY of 2009, I’m going to join the fray of snowpocalypse photography…
My very first snow angel! I had never made one before!
It was also Clover’s first snow!
Horatio had fun, too!
Our little stairway and part of the sidewalk was only shoveled because of our downstairs neighbor. Someone from the building next door tried to offer him $10 to shovel that building’s stairway, heh. Otherwise we would have been completely snowed in.
Overall it was a really nice weekend, although I will admit that I was glad we were able to escape to the mall on Sunday for Christmas shopping… I love watching the snow fall from inside, but I do get a bit stir crazy sometimes.
On Sunday we actually had to walk out to a zipcar about a mile away, since the Metro was a complete mess, and buses weren’t even running.
It was actually kind of fun walking in the middle of the street (because there was no way to walk on the sidewalks, unless you felt like trudging through 17 inches of unshoveled snow) with all of the other people escaping from our neighborhood.
I managed to get all the way to the zipcar without slipping and falling; seriously, that is an amazing accomplishment considering how klutzy I am! Right before we got to the zipcar, we stopped into Starbucks for holiday lattes (mmmm, Egg Nog Chai Latte!). As we approached the parked zipcar in the lot, after about a mile of careful stepping and walking over and around snow/ice, I slipped dramatically, with my Egg Nog Chai Latte splashing all over. I did not drop it, miraculously, but leave it to me to get all the way there only to fall face first into snow.
Anyway, tonight I’m meeting up with Anamarie for a couple of drinks at Mr. Smith’s in Georgetown while Patrick does a little last minute Christmas shopping! I have to grab a couple of things tomorrow and on Christmas Eve day (I know, I’m crazy), but I’m hoping that the majority of Patrick’s gifts arrive tonight; especially one in particular!
Either way, it’s been a lovely holiday season so far.