Winter is here, and it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.
After a lovely, brisk, sunny weekend, Monday morning greeted us with 6 inches of snow and quickly plunging temperatures. Our walk to work was just the beginning of a storm that lasted all day.
As it snowed on and off all week and the temperatures continued to drop, it became clear that winter had officially set in, much earlier than we expected or hoped. Much to my chagrin, we broke out our “puffy coats,” gloves, and ear protection. I don’t think Grant was as disappointed about the puffy coat coming out. He was (and still is) pretty thrilled about his new winter coat.
I took screen shots of the weather report as we headed to work. Balmy, huh?
The snow came and went alllllll week. By the weekend, it seemed pretty commonplace, and I decided I wasn’t going to let it slow me down. Less than 10 minutes into this drive however, I seriously regretted my decision to get groceries on a snowy Saturday afternoon.
At our stake conference (church conference where about 10 congregations come together to hear from our stake leadership and other members) last weekend, our stake president talked about his decision to “embrace winter.” I decided that I think that is probably the right decision. I guess it probably won’t help much to be depressed about the weather for the next 4-6 months. I’ll start by embracing the new seasonal view.
Although i’ll stand by my statement that i’m not opposed to moving somewhere warmer…