“All that deep, deep, deep snow, all that snow had to go”

South Boston Sidewalk after Blizzard

Sidewalks in South Boston have become more like tunnels. The snow in the picture above is piled up taller than Brance on both sides!

South Boston Snow Pile After Blizzard

There are enormous snow piles on almost every corner. Sometimes they block off the sidewalk entirely, so people are mostly walking in the streets. And to think we are still supposed to get more in the next couple days! All I can think of is the opening lines from the Dr. Seuss book, The Cat in the Hat Comes Back, that the girls love me to read…

This was no time for play.
This was no time for fun.
This was no time for games.
There was work to be done.
All that deep, deep, deep snow, all that snow had to go.

One positive from all this snow is that my back is certainly getting stronger from all the shoveling. Who needs to go to the gym when you spend two hours a day shoveling snow, hah?! This is definitely becoming a memorable winter ;).

In all seriousness, our friends are reporting feeling a little stir-crazy and off from being cooped up for so many days. Forcing myself to spend 20-30 minutes outside every day (minus the day of the blizzard), has made a huge, huge difference for me. It really does give you an emotional and mental boost to spend time outdoors, even in overcast, snowy weather. If you want to be empowered to enjoy your life, I can’t recommend it enough.

Do you spend time outdoors every day, even in less than ideal weather? If not, is it something you would be willing to give a try for a mental and emotional boost?

2 thoughts on ““All that deep, deep, deep snow, all that snow had to go”

  1. As you may have heard, we tend to get a lot of rainy days here. I say it that way because it’s not really a lot of rain, it’s just an average amount of rain per year spread out over a longer period of time because it rains so lightly. So, if you don’t go out in the rain, you would spend a bout 5 months inside… Just bundle up, get a good rain jacket, and deal with the rain. 🙂

  2. That’s right, you guys are in a drizzly part of the country! So funny to think you would hardly get out if you let the rain stop you. Do you do parks and such, even when it’s rainy?

    You know what, it’s ridiculous because we get a good amount of rain (definitely not as often as you guys!), but I don’t even have a rain jacket. I do have them for the girls at least!

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