I woke up today to several inches of snow.  In fact, some might argue this was the snow we did NOT get during last week’s “blizzard”.

Case in point:


This is my car and front steps last week after the storm.


This is my car this morning after the overnight “snow flurries.”

It’s a subtle different but I believe you can tell that last night was a bit more snow.  Also the cars across the street are a little more snow-covered.  However, cleaning off my car from the first picture was much more challenging as it was primarily ice.  Today’s snow came off very easily.

I had to go out in the snow this morning to meet “Mike” at the gym.  I was a little worried I wouldn’t be able to get my car out of the space (they NEVER plow my street…never, never, NEVER) but managed.  I much prefer driving in the snow to driving on ice, so I didn’t mind driving.  Luckily they had plowed some of the bigger roads, and I didn’t have to go on the highway—I much prefer staying slow on surface streets when the roads are bed.  I suppose most people do?

In any case, I had a great Friday night.  I was feeling pretty grumpy yesterday afternoon, but after my grumpy pants blog entry, I remembered I had an emergency chocolate stash.  Two pieces later and I felt MUCH better.  I’m such a girl. 

I attended the Symphony concert (Mahler 6) which was great!  The review was good also.  Afterwards Chris and I went to Robust Wine Bar with a few good friends and had a great time drinking wine, eating cheese, and having fabulous conversations.  I feel MUCH better today, especially after a great workout with Mike.  (I did a bunch of planks and side planks, along with some other torturous exercises.) 

I guess the moral of the story is that a little chocolate and hanging out with a few friends makes me feel better?  I can’t believe it’s only Saturday—it feels like a Sunday!  I still have another day before I am back to work.  I am planning to cook a fancy dinner tonight.  I’ll let you know how it turns out.  I even decided to purchase a cast iron skillet for it (it calls for a pan you can put in the oven after being on the stovetop and I wasn’t sure mine were okay for that—I likely could have transferred to a baking sheet, but thought I might as well get a cast iron skillet—there will be more uses for it).