Prepare yourself for the biggest shock in UK history… IT SNOWED! Haha joke, the biggest shock is that the company I work for CLOSED every branch in the Red Weather Warning zone(Scotlands Central belt) Closing for weather, that is unheard of!!
I was sent home on Wednesday just before 3pm and my branch remained closed until Saturday. I work Monday to Friday so that gave me a super long weekend! YAHHHHH! Here’s how it went down.
•Attempted to dig my car out then realised that even if I get it off the driveway I’d have to dig the whole street to actually get anywhere…not happening!
•Read on Facebook that it’s snowing (why do people post the weather??)
•Hear a banging from next door so go to check my elderly neighbour is ok. When he answers the door promptly and looking well, I get all flustered and lie ‘I’m going to the shop would you like anything?’ (I’ve no intention of walking anywhere the snow is at my knees, I fell twice just getting to his door) ‘Potatoes’ he said, ‘would you get me a bag of potatoes and 2 litres of milk? thanks’.
•Off to the shop I go! Could he have chosen anything heavier!!! It was the toughest workout I’ve done in a while. Good deed done for the day!
•Make hot chocolate to warm up and watch 3 episodes of Sex and the City (still don’t know why she chose Big over Aiden?!)
•Decide to stop being lazy and do the laundry, vacuuming and clean the bathrooms.
• What now?
•Watch snow falling
•Cup of tea and FaceTime my sister and nieces.
•Make lunch, clean up poached egg that just exploded all over the microwave.
•Look at stuff that needs done for the wedding, decide it can wait.
•Make another cup of tea, FaceTime other sister.
• Watch snow falling
•Do Yoga with Adrienne
Kevin comes home*
•Have dinner/watch snow falling
•Drink a bottle of prosecco whilst binge watching Lovesick on Netflix (very funny, recommendation from Quinn)
•Wide awake at 4am, was that thunder? Or snow falling of the roof? It was thunder! I hate thunder!
•Workout but really want to go for a run
•Have a bath with a lush bath bomb
•Make soup, realise I need onions, back to the shop I go, witness fight over the last carton of milk in a 20 mile radius.
•Extreme boredom sets in and I resort to baking blueberry muffins, which were delicious even if I do say so myself.
•Have a cup of tea and blueberry muffin.
•What now- look out to see if I can go for a run yet. Nope!
•Send SOS on Facebook – Cabin Fever is setting in as I now decide to…. Make bread, which turns out not so delicious and maybe slightly burnt.
•Cup of tea and FaceTime who ever will answer.
•Order clothes that I don’t need online, that probably won’t get delivered until spring!
•Take a wander outside to see if I can go for a run. Nope.
•Start panicking that Alloa Half Marathon is in 2 weeks and I haven’t trained. At all!
•Put off doing wedding stuff again
•Have another cup of tea
•Organise underwear drawer… pyjama drawer….workout clothes drawer…. make-up drawer…
•Make Tea eat another muffin, or two.
•Laugh at the competitive parents building igloos on Facebook, apparently snowmen are ‘so last winter!’
•Go outside to check running conditions again. Nope!
•Contemplate knocking all the neighbours doors to see if they have a treadmill I can use, decide to have a cup of tea instead.
•Kevin comes home with a 4×4 and says the main roads are clear, we can go out!!!
•Visit my sister and the twins. Somehow agree to staying to look after the twins all day on Saturday.
SNOW DAY GAME OVER!
Snow days are exhaustingly, boring but turn you into a domestic goddess, make you gain 4lb…and lose a few pounds internet shopping!
Stay tuned for Red Weather Warning 2.0 -Flood Edition (it’s raining and all that snow is melting fast!)
Have you ever had snow days?
If the snow has yet to hit you, stay safe!
*He’s self employed, won’t miss a day for snow, even if he had to walk a mile to get a lift in to work!
Thanks for reading ❤️