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