Things That Make Me Happy: #34 and #35
#34: Snow Days
People are always surprised when I tell them that Oregon doesn’t get much snow. I think it’s because they think of Oregon as having a lot of precipitation, which it does. But that’s it: it rains. It rains and rains and rains and really doesn’t snow very often. Albeit there are some exceptions, such as the storm of 2008, where it snowed, then froze, then snowed again, which froze, and then snowed AGAIN. The storm nearly stranded me at the Seattle airport for Christmas because they actually shut down the freeway between Seattle and Portland because of avalanches. Oh yeah. When we do snow, we go big. Anyway, this meant that we never really had snow days as a kid. It would sometimes snow at night, and overnight, so we would wake up with an inch or so of snow, but usually by 10 or 11 o’clock everything would be back to normal, so there was never really a reason to shut down the school. But when we were able to get a snow day, man, it was like Mission: Impossible success!
Yesterday, the Northeast faced the snowpocalypse (as opposed to snowmageddon, which was over the weekend), and our office, along with pretty much the rest of the tristate area, closed. I still had to work, but I got to work from the comfort of my couch in my pajamas. It was glorious indeed.
#35: Flowers from my boyfriend
Not only does my boyfriend remember Valentine’s Day, he remembers it early. Early enough that I’ll get to enjoy my Valentine’s Day flowers at work for a couple of days before the weekend. And they are my favorite colors: purple and pink.