We started the day off with blueberry pancakes, because occasionally I'm a good mommy and make my children breakfast. Then, it was off to shovel our driveway.
|That's the sound of the men...workin on the chain...ga-a-ang...|
|My fancy snow clothes. Middle layer was fleece pajama pants. :) And note the (literally) 30-year old moon boots.|
Next, it was off to scare up some work shoveling driveways in our neighborhood. I work with the kids, and you can bet I'm taking my share of the money, which is being saved towards a pair of waterproof pants for my adventure race. J., well-trained through Boy Scout popcorn sales, was all about being the one to knock on the door. We only managed to get two customers, though, which was both good and bad. I'd have liked to make more money, but I was beat by the time we finished the last house. And very glad to have two strong teenage boys to share the work.
|That's a 6'4" boy in that tunnel...it was actually pretty good-sized.|
|J-sized hole behind the flag|
|One might even call it a "Great" wall...if one was a dork. :)|
Does his beard not remind you of this guy?
So, anyway, the boys' snow fort was pretty cool, but I think I did a nice job on mine, too.
|It may be hard to see the awesomeness of it from the picture. Trust me. Even J said it was "pretty good" (thought I think the unspoken rest of that sentence was "...for a girl")|
And that wasn't the end of the snow day fun. After Jeff got home, I headed out the the trails at our local university for a short run. I didn't plan to run long at all, but it was so snowy that I hated to pass up the opportunity to get out there. I figured I'd jog around a little, take a few pictures, and head back home.
When I got there, though, I was suprised to run into Patrick (who'd already been out running in the snow once) and some of his friends from Metro Tri Club (which I've been hovering back and forth about joining and think I'm ready now to actually sent that $15 check) out for a trail run. They were kind enough to let me tag along for a half hour or so before I needed to head back home. It was a blast! And my new trail shoes, while slipping around a little in the snow, did just fine too.
|Heading to the trailhead-note that I'm in the back, as always. :)|
|Took a wrong turn coming back and ended up breaking my own trail through fresh snow. Sooo pretty out.|
All in all, it was a Very Good Day. Hope yours was, too!