Snowpocalypse: The extended version

So that little storm we had back in December, the one we called the “snowpocalypse” and panicked over just before Christmas?

That blip had nothing on this weekend.

Yes, friends, I’m snowed in again — for the third time this winter. Maryland isn’t exactly known for its crazy seasonal shifts, but this winter has brought more than 44 inches of snow to our region. And this snowpocalypse dumped 22 inches of the fluffy stuff on our cars, yards and weekend plans, basically “paralyzing” the Washington, D.C., region through tomorrow.

Everyone is milling about now, grabbing shovels and rock salt and trying to dig out. My sister, Dad and I attacked the driveway yesterday afternoon — just before another six or seven more inches fell — to try and clear up what we could, but the rest had to be done today.

At least the sun is shining — and those blue skies are a really welcome sight! I don’t think I’ve ever seen so much snow in my life, and I traipsed through tons of it to grab some photos and, you know, clear a path for us to actually leave the house. At some point. (Hopefully soon.)

Every muscle in my arms and back is aching, but I’m ignoring that and focusing instead on the fact that my “snow workout” means I won’t have to do any other running or exercising for a few days.

Or a week. Hard to say, really . . . I mean, that was a serious lot of shoveling! Heavy! Cold!

And I’m going to go make some cupcakes as a reward for all my hard work. (Pink, with pink frosting. I’m loving it!)



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16 thoughts on “Snowpocalypse: The extended version

  1. Gosh, that’s a lot of snow! The snow workout would be a major weight loss tool. I mean, you can’t really say “eh, I don’t really feel like it today” unless you give up on going places for days (or even weeks at a time), so there’s no slacking with the snow removal workout. Sure, it’s a pain, but how thin and fit would I be if we just had a big snow storm every week? LOL!

    Enjoy your cupcakes – looks like you’ve earned them! =)

  2. I just LOVE your photos. I was kind of bummed since the snowstorm only left 2 inches here in Northern NJ – as you said, people south of us are getting hit hard this winter. I would have liked to get a bit more snow for my kids to play outside in!

  3. That is a LOT of snow!! Looks like you’re enjoying it so I feel fine saying that I’m glad it was in your neck of the woods instead of mine!! LOL 😀

  4. That’s a lot of snow – what we have around here normally at this time of year, but we have hardly a millimetre of it right now! I like the way you think – I definitely would say shoveling takes the place of a workout or three. Love your pictures, it looks like you all are having so much fun!

  5. Oh goodness. I thank God we don’t have snow here in the Philippines! Though I always wanted to experience snow, I would never wish to have snow here in my country. That’s terrible.. shoveling and all.

    Bake the cupcakes and make a hot cup of delicious chocolate Meg!

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