This would be perfectly fine if I could stay home all day, but I couldn't. I had to go to school. School opening was delayed a few hours, which was great, but the fact that the school remained open in spite of excessively snowy conditions was not great. I am a rule follower, so when I heard that school was open, I attempted to drive to school.
I made it that far from my house, got stuck, was unable to get unstuck, lost my car keys in a snow drift, found said car keys, attempted to dig my car out of the driveway with a snow shovel, realized there was at least a foot of snow in the driveway, and decided to wait for someone with either more muscles or a tractor or a snowblower to clear the driveway. Also, I could barely get my car to shift gears from park to drive to reverse. Can that even happen when a car is too cold?
So I sewed and blogged and did housewifely things, and my cousins walked over in the afternoon to go sledding in my backyard, so I joined them. For about 5 minutes. 10 degrees is too cold for me.
We matched. And yes, I do wear a hat under my ski mask.
When my uncle came over to pick the kids up, he and the kids pushed while I attempted to reverse the car and together we got it unstuck. Then he shoveled enough of the driveway for Angel to make it in when he got home from work.
It has continued to snow since that time. However, Angel is driving me to school this morning, so there is no need for alarm. I guess I've had a few too many too-close calls when it comes to driving in snow, so nobody I know is confident in my winter driving skills.