This is why I always worked in places that had deadlines. Miss a deadline in the newspaper and magazine businesses and things don't get published. With one's own blog, though, one can become -- let's say -- remiss, and go a very, very long time without a new posting. I so admire the bloggers I read regularly because they write regularly. I don't, I'm afraid, and I'm at that point in my life where I think it's pretty much going to continue that way. I'm okay with that.
In the news right now is snowstorm Jonas. I suspect there will be many stunning pictures taken out east over the next few days. But, no, I'm glad to be right here in sunny Colorado today, where's it's currently 48 degrees here at 9,000 ft. and a whopping 62 degrees down in the flat lands. Oh, there's plenty of slowly melting snow on the ground and we're sure to have many storms to come (March and April are our snowiest months), so I'll just enjoy it while I can.
A friend of mine, a Wisconsin native who lives in Ohio and is all-too-familiar with snow and snowstorms, found herself in Washington, D.C. on the day that the district became paralyzed by an inch or two of the white stuff. She then had the misfortune of having to fly back on the day Jonas hit. Being a resourceful sort, she and her companion got out to the airport in the morning ... for a 5:30 p.m. flight. They watched as flight after flight after flight got cancelled, but not theirs. Of course, just before boarding time the flight was, indeed cancelled. My friend scouted around the terminal and saw that there was a flight going to the Midwest that was actually at the gate and not cancelled. It wasn't where she wanted to go, mind you, but any plane in a storm as it were. And even though she had to rent a car while her own car sat in Detroit and drive (on completely dry roads) back to Ohio, she at least got out. Driving up to Detroit to get her car would be a piece of cake compared to being stuck in an airport for hours or days.
There's plenty of winter ahead; stay safe out there!