I realize that there have been oh-so-many posts about the wacky winter weather we’ve all been having this year, but here’s one more for you, anyway. I had to write it, as it includes my VERY FIRST SNOW DAY! Exciting, right?
As you may recall, I live in Portland, OR and I’m originally from Phoenix, AZ. My geography has left my exposure to snowy conditions quite rare and I have never in my life had an official snow day. On Thursday, however, the snow started to fall and I headed out of work a few hours early – knowing it was going to wreak havoc on my bus ride back across the Willamette River. By Friday morning, the snow was starting to accumulate and it wasn’t letting up. I was thankful to the powers that be whom opted to close down my office for the day, thus letting my snow day began! Snowlandia continued throughout the weekend – culminating in thick, dense layers of ice which starting FALLING FROM THE SKY (or, you know, tree tops and buildings and such).
It’s all been very eventful. Here’s a peek:
I’ve always wanted to make a snow angel and finally got my opportunity on Thursday evening! My first one ever:
On Friday (my official snow day from work) the weather compelled me to spend time in the kitchen. I drank lots of coffee and baked this vegan, gluten free chocolate chip banana bread from The Healthy Maven, which was absolutely delicious:
I did some running on the treadmill throughout the weekend, because in all honesty, running in the snow was a bit confounding to me. I know people do it, but how, exactly? I found myself feeling cooped up, though, and headed out for a couple of walks over the course of the weekend. It was gorgeous!
I stopped for a few snow selfies along the way (and, yes, this IS the first time I’ve actually used the term selfie in regards to any photos of myself – another first!):
How was your weekend? Any snow-filled festivities come your way?