Having to put on real clothes.
I'm serious. From the moment I got home on Thursday afternoon until Sunday morning, I was wearing either sweatpants or pajamas. It was seriously depressing when I got up on Sunday to get to church to put on real clothes.
And yes... I did have the urge to bake this weekend if you can believe it. Even if it would have just been sticking pre-made cookie dough in the oven. Don't worry - I didn't bake. I was stuck in my apartment.
Why can't sweatpants be suitable church clothing? I mean... I'm the youth minister. No one should care what I wear. Besides, what would they do? Fire me?
Now, I am back in the office. I'm realizing I am moving in exactly 2 weeks from today, and I have a ton to do. You can't live in snowed-in land forever.
Unless you're a school in South East Missouri. Yes, schools are still closed today if you can believe it.
However, here are some things I learned while stuck in my apartment the last few days:
1) The Keurig is a glorious invention. Yes, I already knew this. But let me tell you - my Keurig has gotten more action in the last few days than it has in the year I've had it. I've been overdosing on coffee and hot chocolate like it's going out of style.
2) My dog is weird. Seriously, he's really weird. I tried to take him outside through the back so I could stand under my covered porch. He REFUSED to do anything. He kept running back inside. Then when I took him outside through the front - he was just fine. I really don't understand his logic. Basically, he's Paul Anka from Gilmore Girls.
3) Speaking of dogs. It's hard to play in the snow with your dog when your dog is tiny and hates snow. Yup. Bandit doesn't like the snow. He's getting used to it, but at first all he did was stand outside and shake. Which meant, no running around and playing for me. Unless I wanted to look like the crazy person who runs around in the snow by herself. Boo.
4) Soup and grilled cheese are the best snowed-in foods on the face of the planet. You can bet this is what I lived on beyond what could be made in my Keurig. For someone who never cooks without almost burning down her kitchen, I'm very proud of how I never ruined a single grilled cheese sandwich. Not once. You all should be proud of me too.
5) Having friendly neighbors is fantastic. On Saturday, my apartment complex finally shoveled the walkways from our doors to the parking lot. Which meant I could venture out and see if my car hadn't frozen over. However, one of my neighbors saw that since I was short, I would need help. So they came out and helped me to scrape and wipe off my car.
6) People from Southern California are worse about snow than people in Missouri. Said neighbor who helped me was a college student from the OC. Poor guy. He didn't even own boots and had no idea what an ice scraper for a car was. Therefore, the native Chicago girl I am, tutored him in how to get ice and snow off of cars.
7) Having my old walker around is useful. I have this old walker I used to use back in the day when I was broken/recovering from being broken. It now helps me to cross icy parking lots. Even if it does make me feel like an old lady. Too bad I'm not as adorable as this little kid dressed up as an old lady:
8) When deciding to have a Harry Potter movie marathon, do so at the beginning of your snow days, not the end. It wasn't until Saturday which I realized it was the perfect time to marathon all 8 Harry Potter movies. Why I didn't figure this out on Thursday is beyond me. Needless to say, I haven't been able to watch all 8. Yet.
9) Christmas music must be played all all times. Always. I'm sorry, but if you chose to listen to anything else while snowed-in during December, I don't understand you. Unless you don't celebrate Christmas of course.
10) As fun as being snowed- in is, it's much more fun when you're snowed in with other people. It was really fun, don't get me wrong. I loved being able to cozy up on the couch and binge on everything. However, by Friday night I was crazy lonely. I'm an extrovert- why I thought being locked inside for 3 days alone was a good idea is beyond me. Next time there's going to be a snow storm, I'm inviting someone to crash at my place and enjoy it with me.
Also... I was going to put a funny GIF here. But when I was searching for something that would fit, everything was super depressing and it made mew ant to give the entire Internet a hug.
So, did you all get snow too? Do you love getting snow, or do you hate it? What did you do this weekend?