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Georgia Snow

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Yesterday was my first day without Dance Dance Revolution since sometime in early February. To me, that made it feel like a rest day, although I think what I was really doing was recovering from a SUPER unhealthy evening with my best GF. She had a really rough week, so when Friday after work came, we ate pizza, drank more wine than we should, ate tortilla chips and salsa, and let it all out. Sometimes, you need those nights.
I didn't feel all that bad on Saturday, but my muscles were a bit sore and my reflexes a bit slow, so I opted out of dancing. Instead I tended my plot in the community garden (adding lime, tilling the soil, and adding new gardening dirt were the prescription yesterday), and then Pluto and I bundled up and enjoyed a 3 mile walk on the PATH. While we walked, we encountered one of those rare, odd things - Georgia snow.
I happen to really like snow, and not just because I'm a Southern girl born and raised. I enjoy snow sports, and if it was purely up to me, I'd live in Utah or Colorado where the skiing is available around the corner and good for several months out of the year. Georgia snow is not like what they get out West. It is tiny, heavy crystals of the white stuff. They aren't significant enough to hurt you, but the bounce when they strike the ground or your shoulders. many people try to tell me that it is sleet, but I know that this is just what snow looks like in Georgia.
We had the PATH almost to ourselves. (By the way, PATH is a proper name. City of Atlanta added non-motorized only trails to the east side of the city several years ago, and that's what they called them.) Pluto barely noticed the falling stuff, although passing cars slowed down to admire him, as usual. It was very pleasant.
I guess it is just the cold snap, but even once we were home I didn't feel like dancing. Instead, I worked on sewing projects, caught up on some TV programs, and enjoyed the warmth of my bathrobe. So, no, you can't ski on it, but there are some wonderful things about a little Georgia snow.

(Zero accumulation.)
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