Snowy Sunday

With knowing it was going to be a snowy Sunday and nowhere to be. Besides my remote JavaScript Book Club at 5:00 PM, I didn’t set my alarm this morning or most Sundays.

Start of My Morning

I woke up at about 7:56 AM. laid in bed, and read until after 9:30 AM. Then I got out of bed to watch some cooking and farming videos on YouTube. I figured I could spend my lazy morning learning something.

Not Ready to Learn

I knew I wasn’t ready to learn JavaScript by watching my Wes Bos “JavaScript for Beginners’ videos. Maybe later this afternoon or this evening.

After watching videos, I cooked up a dozen breakfast sausages I had thawed out the last night. They had been in the freezer since the summer. I figure they would be getting a little freezer burn, etc., and they were.

Cooked Breakfast

While the sausages were cooking on medium-low heat, I washed dishes. Then I chopped the sausages into smaller bite-size pieces to make sure they’re cooked thoroughly. I then could use them in salads later, and with the four eggs, I was getting ready to scramble and cook for breakfast.

I toasted up some Wegman’s sliced garlic bread. Then I added strawberry preserves to one slice and apricot to the other. Once all that was done, I ate it while watching one more video.

Snow Shoveling

Then I got dressed to go out and shovel the sidewalk, walkways to each of the doors, and the back porch. With not having a car anymore, my shoveling is way down by many hours, depending on how much snow we get. I only had to make a path in the driveway.

Today was easy because we only got an inch and a half, maybe two inches at most.

Off for a Walk

After shoveling was done, I went for a 45-minute to an hour walk of over two and a half miles. I took my time to wander the neighborhood and see what was going on.

Home from Walk

Once I was back home, I cleaned up a few spots on the sidewalk and then went into the house. With being cold and a bit achy after shoveling I took a long hot shower. I know TMI.

Then I laid on my bed to read a bit on Twitter and see if I was ready for a nap, and I wasn’t.

Writing this Post

So I started writing this blog post after making a large bowl of popcorn on my stove with some oil and a little bacon fat. The bacon fat made for some tasty popcorn. I got myself a GT’s Gingerberry Kambucha and some water.

The next thing I do before a possible nap and book club is edit and post this blog post.

Then it’s outline/write a draft post about writing blog posts every day of January.

Possible Dinner Plans

Thinking dinner will be leftover curried coconut milk shrimp with elbow noodles, farro, corn, greens beans, and roasted Hatch Chili’s. Most likely, it will be a salad with greens that look to have seen better days.

More Lazy Weekends

So here’s to having more lazy Sundays or even weekends with not much to do but relax, read, nap, etc.

snOMG – Washington, DC, 2010

Finally, getting my,  great snow storms of Washington, DC, in February, 2010 blog pot out. This storm left even more snow than I was ready for, being from Buffalo, NY. We ended up with about a total of 25 inches of snow over at my house. We ended up backing the all time snow record for DC and a lot of the surrounding areas. The record was back to like 1889 or something like that.

Snow Photos

Here are seven photos I took of all the snow we got in Washington, DC, over the two giant snow storms in February. Starting with ones of my driveway and all the snow I had to shovel to get my car out to the driveway. There are even a few of different other parts of my neighborhood.

The view of snow in my backyard from my deck

View of snow from my deck

Looking down my driveway the first day towards the street

Looking down my driveway towards the street

Large tree branch blocking the road just down the block from me

Large tree branch blocking the road

Pile of snow plowed in front of large branch blocking road

Other side of downed tree branch blocking the road

My side street with three cars covered in snow

My side street

Tree in my front yard being dent over in the weight of the snow

Tree in my front yard with lots of snow

My driveway starting to melt after a few days

Partially melted driveway

What Did You do with Your Snow Days

While the Federal government was closed for the first four days of last week I had to at least work from home or take time off to cover those days. So between shoveling and just getting out of the house for a short bit I was able to do work from home, because of all the software, e-mail (home and work), and IRC chat software.

Mostly spent me time doing different accessibility and usability testing of a new work web application. That’s all I can say about it, sorry. Ended up doing a review of a new micro website and mostly keyboard testing, along with other 508 testing using different adaptive technologies.