As most people know, the North East got a blizzard this week.
In South Jersey, It cancelled everything.
It closed schools! It closed businesses (like gyms!)!
It gave me plenty of time to relax and clean my house while I’m “snowed” in. At least that was my excuse. While it was a serious storm for many people, we didn’t receive much snow down in South Jersey.
The winter storm, Juno hit the east coast earlier in the week. I honestly didn’t realize there was a big storm coming until Sunday night. Then we got multiple news alerts, media updates and text messages to stay safe.
Due to the mass amount of media updates, many people panicked and bought out super markets from their produce, milk and eggs.
I had the fortunate event of working on Monday before Juno “hit”. I knew the storm was a big deal when it took me 8 minutes (due to lack of traffic) versus 15 to get work. It snowed off and on but nothing stuck. In fact it was safe enough I went for a 90 minute run before work with no issues.
After work I got home and went to bed. I snapped this photo for good measure.
No snow stuck.
I went to bed and woke up with about 2-3 inches of snow. It led to so much thinking.
How did the media create this to be a super storm?
I do realize areas such as the shore and Long Island received a lot of snow. The Southern Jersey and the Philadelphia region did not. I was thankful for less snow because last week’s snow brought quite a few car pile ups and deaths.
Thought: People are complaining about the “lack of snow”. While it stinks to not get as much snow, think about the lives that are saved because we didn’t. Inevitably there would have been more car pile ups because people weren’t safe.
What should I do on my snow day?
I cleaned my house.
Thought: My house was in desperate need of cleaning. It was nice to actually do that.
While this snow day didn’t live up to the media’s expectation, it was nice to relax.
Questions for you:
Did you get a lot of snow?
What do you do during snow days?