Things have begun to melt and thaw out, but everything around here is so slippery that schools are still closed! This past weekend was really long and relaxing, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Caught up on sleep, compulsively worked crossword puzzles, ate too many snacks, and went on a few adventures in the snow. Since this is the South and no one knows how to handle snow, most people chose to go places on foot instead of driving. I think the snow got more people outside. I don't know what's with that, but I suppose it just feels like a bizarre phenomenon that must be experienced full-on! I seriously haven't seen snow like this in at least 10 years.
Another fun thing about this weekend was talking to neighbors. Robert and I are sort of hermits most of the time, but something about crazy weather seems to get everyone outside and talking. This happens in Texas around hurricane time too: everybody starts working together and having dinner together and playing outside in the crazy weather. I love it. Something about temporary inconveniences -- electricity going out, not being able to drive, school/work being canceled -- is just dead exciting. As long as there's not too much damage and nobody gets hurt, of course! This weekend was one of those nice little pockets of inconvenience that turns out to be exciting.