No it’s not 🙂 I just say that every time people talk about a huge storm of some sort “coming our way.” According to just about every weather station and online source that I can find, southern Indiana is going to get very, very cold over the next couple of days. Starting tomorrow, the temperatures are going to plummet below zero degrees F, like -14 degrees F! With the windchill we’re looking at -25! On top of that, no pun intended, we’re supposed to get tons of snow, like over a foot of snow.
Last year we had a blizzard and again I was here alone and K was in Korea and I was totally unprepared. My car got stuck in a snow drift for nearly 2 hours before I managed to get it out. This year, I’ve learned my lesson. I bought a snow shovel, deicer, cleared off both cars completely from the last snow, backed into parking spaces, and put my windshield wipers up. I even did all the chores that I need to do outside today because it was kind of warm and stocked up on cat food, litter, and a carton of almond milk. This kind of snow is nothing fun at all. Just the thought of getting stuck or in a wreck gives me anxiety and, therefore, I plan until I feel that nothing can go wrong. Hopefully I’ve taken a good amount of precautions and I think I have.
Yesterday, I even prepared to be stuck inside my house for a few days by heading over to Joanne’s and taking advantage of their new year sale! I picked up 3 skeins of yarn and a smaller hook that will work better for amigurumi. Now, I think I might have a problem:
I have a lot of yarn. There’s actually a few that I forgot to put on this “pyramid.” It’s the best hobby I’ve had ever. I generally have problems with sticking with a hobby. The good thing is it’s an inexpensive hobby, so I’m not worried about a big loss if I get bored. I made the little hearts today that you see in the first picture. Chester stole one when I wasn’t looking and then I just let him have it because he’s precious:
I also got a pretty funny picture of him when he does this open-mouth thing. He does it after he smells something and then he opens his mouth I think to get a better smell. He did this while playing with the heart:
None of this was really the highlight of my day. Having OCD for me means that I can’t stop a task until I deem it finished. When I came home from the store today, I saw Chester’s “friend” Simon, walking around my community. I ran inside to get some treats to lure him and then put him in a carrier and bring him to the shelter. Because it’s going to be severely cold over the next few days, I wanted to make sure that he wasn’t going to be out in that weather. Poor baby. He used to have a collar and I got the number off of it awhile ago, but the person never returned my call. Now his collar is gone and he’s been outside so long. I feel so bad for him. I couldn’t stand to think something could happen to him that I could’ve prevented.
Our shelter is a no-kill shelter and so many pets gets adopted from there. I really want to see Simon get adopted by a nice family and be in a nice, warm place. Well, I got a big box from my apartment, poked holes in it, and put a sheet inside, I put on plastic gloves, and brought some treats to go get him. I saw him minutes before, but couldn’t find him anywhere! I have no idea where he went. I looked and looked and looked around the entire community. I even drove around a couple of times. I still don’t know where he could’ve gone. He eluded me this time, but I’ll be back on the hunt tomorrow. I put a little food out for him just in case he is hungry.
Well, that’s my day! Thanks for reading and stay warm and safe if you’re in the line of this cold front!