I had hoped for a snow day yesterday. Word was a nor'easter was to hit us and sure enough it did. And hit hard. I woke up, looked outside and knew the office would be closed, and if not, there was no way I would be able to make it in anyway. Yay, a snow day! A whole day to write and read!
Uh yeah...not so fast. You see, a snow day seems like a great idea in theory, but then slowly it sinks in that what all that snow means is endless hours of shoveling. Not reading, not writing, not plopping in front of a roaring fire and watching a good movie. Shoveling. Tossing huge lumps of heavy snow up onto banks twice my own height. Oh yes. What fun. It made sitting in my pod sound like a lazy day at the beach in comparison.
But alas, all was not lost. The snow stopped sometime mid-morning, although the high winds continued most of the day. But I thought if I got out early, I could still scrape a few hours in to enjoy for myself. A good plan. At least until I wrenched my back within the first five minutes. I trudged inside and popped some drugs, then had to wait until they took effect before I could head back out again. By the time they did, it was almost noon. The pile of snow at the end of my driveway was past my waist. It took a couple hours and by the time I finished and stumbled back inside about the only thing I could do was lay prone on the hard floor groaning in pain and cursing the fact that I didn't have a manservant to do these things for me. Or a masseuse to provide some pain relief when I was done.
So my plan of a fun snow day did not happen. I did manage to get some reading done while soaking in a hot tub trying to ease the pain in my back, but the drugs all but knocked me out and the rest of the day passed in a haze of extra strength Tylenol. This morning it's still sore, along with my shoulder. It's like someone took a sledgehammer to my entire right side. Thankfully, I have my chiropractor appointment at noon hour. Although the thought of sitting at a desk hunched over reports for the rest of the day is not going to be a whole lot of fun.
Needless to say, I'm more than ready for Spring.