Sunday, March 2, 2014

Snow, Snow, and More Snow

The weather reports are calling for more snow in the DC area tomorrow and snow rage has us all going a little cray cray (enter this video into evidence).

This means we will be doing the snow day shuffle of figuring out what is closed (update: since starting this post, the government has announced it's closed tomorrow), when, and how work will get done if when the toddler's school is cancelled. Educational TV programming in our house will take on a new meaning, because even if our offices are technically closed, we won't exactly be off work, and will be in a similar situation as a lot of our friends juggling deadlines, conference calls, and cramming in productive hours during nap time (for those of us who are lucky enough to still have kids who nap).

But the upside is I will get one extra snuggly morning with L. and I have the flexibility to work from home. Also, I can avoid another morning like I had last week...

Tuesday's snowflakes and the only available parking spot at the train station being half a snow bank, combined with my healing ankle should have been enough of a warning sign for me to turn around and work from home. But no.

It took a lady spilling her coffee all over me on the train ride in. The warmth from her venti latte was quickly replaced by me shivering cold, with wet pants (brand new, thankfully black though), and a powder blue coat splattered with coffee stains, a train ride right back home ($5 each way), and a $40 dry cleaning bill. I started work at noon that day. Fun times.

Read this article about how the stress of commuting screws up our bodies, and if you are not convinced that women are more stressed out by commuting than men, read this one as well and note the concept of trip chaining (I never realized there was an actual term for this!).

What do you do when your kid's school closes for inclement weather? Do you get a day to go outside and build snowmen, or do you telecommute? Let me know by leaving a comment below!

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  1. Soooooooooo tiiiiiiiiiiired of the snooooooooooooow!!!!!!! With all the house-time, has Lili discovered any new favorite movies????

    1. He has! He got Happy Feet 1 and 2 as a gift from his Grandma & Pappa, so he has been loving those. We will have to start buying him movies soon as when you're baby gets older he or she will want your collection back :)

  2. Fun times! Yikes! The snow sure is beautiful (when viewed from southern California).

    1. Ha! Thank goodness the weather is improving here. Pretty soon, we will all be complaining about the heat of DC summers. What do you complain about in Cali?