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Winter Wonderland

Friday, December 06, 2013

So I woke up to the stupid dog whimpering to go out this am. After yelling at him to shut up and lay down, I looked at the clock. Oh, crap! It was 4:30am already! I slept through my alarm clock. Luckily, I always get my clothes ready the night before, so I just had to jump in my clothes to be ready to go. So I turned on my Keurig (already prepared the night before) and took the dog out.

Wait! What is that white stuff all over the ground?? The stuff was still falling from the sky, too! We don't get much of this stuff in the 'banana belt' of Oregon, especially in December.

I grabbed my computer and coffee and jumped in the car. I am thrilled to see that the white stuff is fluffy, so it just brushes off with the wipers no need to wait for the windshield to defrost and I am already 15 minutes late leaving.

Off to town! As I get ready to turn toward the Y, I hear a 'BEEP'. Oh, crap! I forgot to get gas yesterday! I am out. It is 5am. I don't even know of any stations open around the clock! Thankful that I drive a hybrid and that it takes very little gasoline to drive in town, I head for the freeway exits to see if there is a station open there. Whew! Got it! Just over 8 gallons, so that means there was at least a gallon in the tank. Pfftttt! I could have driven another 50 miles before filling up!

So now it is almost 5:30 and Fred and Barney, our resident "Elves on the Shelf" want to play in the snow. OK! I can go to the gym after I check in at the office.

Fred and Barney are having a blast building snowmen this am!

I head off to the Y to do my workout. The white fluff is still falling and the Y is empty. I was afraid that I was going to have to fight for my elliptical. After my workout, I went back to the office and stayed there until Rich asked that I come home and work from here because the roads are deteriorating. He was right.

So now, I am tucked into my heated recliner next to the fireplace. This is my kind of job! Stay warm, Sparkfriends!
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    30* in Anchorage, Alaska
    1600 days ago
    Not to rub it in or anything but it is 70 degrees this morning as I type this! Your pictures look pretty - just glad I am not there!
    1600 days ago
    All that snow! emoticon
    1600 days ago
    Bundle up and stay warm!
    1601 days ago
    This morning I woke up to snow falling for the first time this fall. emoticon It quit about noon so my son has shoveled off the porches and fed the cats outside, so they can go back to where they are out of the elements.

    Your elf display is so cute. I envy your heated recliner. It really would be nice to have on those cold winter days. Stay warm friend. emoticon
    1601 days ago
    wow, glad I am heading home to Ajijic, Mexico where it is 80 snow is pretty but I don't miss it.
    Have a great week end.
    1601 days ago
    Stay cozy and warm.
    1601 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Hmmm. 4 am is my normal wake time, totally wasted as I don't have to be into to work until 10 am! Pretty brutal having to get up at that time! What a bonus to be able to complete work at home! I do a lot of that as well, but no heated recliner for me -I sit on a swiss ball lol.
    It was -40 here the second day in a row and I am thankful I did not need to go out, a day off. Hoping it eases tomorrow. I have to walk to work, its only 15 minutes away, but in that cold might as well be an hour :-P
    Cute elf display there -I would have serious trouble not diving into the marshmallows though -love them in hot chocolate.
    Have a great weekend!
    1601 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    Wow! I can only dream of a job like that!! We have 18 degrees tonight and twenties all weekend, snow later..
    A good day here is NOT hitting a deer on your way anywhere...
    stay in where it is warm..p.s. I hope you filled up your gas tank on the way home!!
    1601 days ago
    Enjoy it while you can! Have a great weekend!
    1601 days ago
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