In case you missed it, Kansas City had a little snow storm yesterday. February 21, 2013 mother nature brought parts of our city 14" of snow. 14 inches in about 10 hours. In case you live in southern California or Florida or Hawaii or some other part of the country that never sees snow, that is one hell of a lot of snow! Maybe mother nature felt she had some making up to do since we haven't had more than an inch or two all winter long. For whatever reason, she laid it on fast and furious yesterday!
And . . . this city was not prepared! Schools closed. Churches closed. Businesses closed. Government offices closed. Trash was not picked up. Mail was not delivered. City buses were stranded all over town - some containing passengers whose patience was tested as they sat on the bus for up to 12 hours waiting for rescue crews to arrive.
I'm thankful that my office closed. I didn't have to figure out how to maneuver the traffic jams. Or wait for a good samaritan to push me if I got stuck or found myself in a ditch. Thank goodness. I drive well or well enough, but where snow and ice are concerned. . . I trust no one. . . including myself.
So I spent my "snow day" playing. Mostly on the internet. I did, however, manage to get outside for a minute to take a few pictures.
Here we have my feet. Buried in about 8 inches of snow! I don't have boots. Can you believe that? I live in the Midwest where snow is not uncommon, but I don't own boots? What am I thinking? I own about 10 pairs of tennis shoes . . . though I don't play tennis or engage in any other physical type sport. But no boots! I really need to move.
Sorry this entry is a bit "off" the blog's intended purpose. I haven't received any new interview responses from friends/family recently and I haven't actively sought any with strangers on the street since Steve Miller. Truly, I am sorry about that. Just as soon as the weather improves, I will make it a point to walk up to strangers and ask them to tell me their story so I can come home and share with you. Today I just wanted to write. More than anything, I wrote to help me stay the course. And if by chance I got any of you to thinking, well. . . all the better! Remember, snow days are good and change. . . it's even better! With much, much love. . .