This was taken yesterday, when the weather here was so nice that we walked to the grocery store to pick up a few ingredients for the protein bars I made yesterday. The whole downtown area of my little town has been yarn-bombed, and I was particularly impressed with the flowered cover for the bell.
Today we have already shoveled several inches of wet snow and the driveway and sidewalk are probably going to need another round. I tried to make sure my abs were engaged while I shoveled -- the snow was heavy, so I figured I might as well get a core workout and try to save my back.
It hasn't been all bad being snowed in. I was scheduled to be on a BlogHer conference call about the Affordable Care Act with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and it was interesting to hear the stories and participate in the Twitter conversation. One of the bloggers featured was Laurie Wright (@lauriewrites), who shared her story of getting covered through the ACA after being priced out of the private market because of high blood pressure and mental health issues. I met Laurie at BlogHer in Chicago back in 2007, and she is very generous to share her story to help convince other people to get covered before the March 31 deadline.
I am hoping that all this snow will be gone by tomorrow morning. It has been nice to have a day to hang out with Jesse and the kitties, but I have a lot of work to catch up on and having the house to myself or a quiet office to work in would be in my best interest.