Forget His Shadow, Where’s the Groundhog?!

Just as predicted, the major “snow event” did indeed move in overnight. All schools are closed, right from preschools through the universities and colleges.

Thanks to the stormy conditions, Groundhog Day has taken a backseat!

if i was a groundhog, i'd be in no hurry to stick my nose out of my cave! (photo snapped this morning when i ventured out)

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It is kind of funny, all the hoopla this weather situation has generated…while the snow is for sure accumulating, it’s by no means a Storm of the Century, or anything!

B was quite disappointed that his college closed down today – ironically, his third semester students were supposed to have a practical Ice Rescue training day! Quite the hassle, now, to reschedule and make up this missed class day.

Things did not seem too bad at all, earlier today:

clear sidewalks on the main downtown thoroughfare!

It was better to be out on foot than driving, I do believe!

how can the sidewalk be in better shape than the road?!!

Mom and Dad K, I was totally thinking of you this morning! You’ve got the right idea, enjoying some Florida time!

A welcome sight for commuters who had to be out:

man's best friend!

Wouldn’t want anyone to be deprived of a java fix (hey, I get. it. now!) – some places never close:

business as usual

Good timing, buddy! Thanks!

my own personal snow plow!

Mid-morning, B and I scornfully surveyed the outdoors…the snow had stopped, and it seemed relatively calm as we peered out the windows of the Condo Casa. A premature decision to shut down the city?? But now…

it's looking pretty white out there....

Needless to say, Aunti Day in Toronto has been shelved for this week…first time this winter that I haven’t been able to visit, though, so we haven’t done too badly.

Plan for the rest of this snowy day:

  • errands: bank, health food store, grocery store (again – twice daily trips are not that unusual, actually!)
  • purchase iTunes?? (this has been on my To Do list since late November, no kidding)
  • knit! (the second sleeve of mom’s sweater will be finished up today!)
  • Jersey Shore tonight!!! (We’re on Episode 8, Season 2)

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Thank you for sharing your comments on the last post, Oprah Goes Vegan. This “hot topic” generated a lot of discussion around the blogosphere! Quite a few bloggers have discussed the Oprah episode. Angela, vegan and author of the wonderfully enjoyable blog Oh She Glows, wrote a beautifully comprehensive summary of the show. Read it here if you’re interested.

I casually mentioned the vegan-for-a-week concept to B this morning…he didn’t say no! His only response, actually, was we’d have to do it during Reading Week when he’d be home, and close to…*the facilities,* if you catch my drift! Such a man…

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Seems like today’s snow closures stretch from Dallas to Boston to Rochester, NY! That’s a lot of groundhogs not seeing their shadows! A near end to winter, then??? We can only wish!

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  • Holly  On February 3, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Look at all that snow! We got most of our snow weeks ago — thankfully we didn’t get hit with this last big batch. But yes, even in snowstorms I will venture out to get coffee 🙂

    I love that you watch Jersey Shore — I’ve only seen it a few times but it is hilarious.

    • 1970kikiproject  On February 3, 2011 at 6:54 pm

      we are SOOOO hooked on jersey shore – its so crazy how much this silly show makes us laugh…we’re all set to watch another episode tonight! whatever will we do when we are caught up?! yes, can’t let a little snow get in the way of coffee!

  • Lisa  On February 2, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    Our weather didn’t turn out to be so bad—the day off from work was not a problem with me though. I still had enough to do…all it saved me from was driving 45 minutes to teach one class and then drive back!

    I definitely got my coffee fix! 🙂

    • 1970kikiproject  On February 2, 2011 at 7:10 pm

      yea, sometimes when they predict “the big storm!” it turns out to be a dud, or not as bad as expected (our scenario today, too)…i certainly remember worse ones from years past! mmmmm, hot coffee + a cold & snowy day = bliss! 🙂

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