Needless to say, I spent most of today clearing this week's schedule. And when the Winter Weather Advisory was upgraded to a Warning - and moved up a few hours - a sense of urgency had the phones ringing and emails flying faster than the speed of, well, germs. I haven't seen people scramble away this fast since I got the flu at the beginning of the month. Even my NOAA Weather Radio forecast seemed more urgent and frantic today. Bad enough the red "warning" light was on, but when a computer voice is panicked then it's time to pay attention.
Better to err on the side of caution, I suppose. And with all of the notice we had on this - they've been talking about it for a week now - there's no reason to be caught off guard.
A lot of people are hoping this will be a break. It would be nice to have some extra time to write, or read, or just to get some rest. I know a lot of people have complained about being tired, overwhelmed, and overworked lately. Our weekend just flew by. Attending to things around the house and running chores and errands had us going all weekend, and before we knew it, it was gone. I told Rick last night that I need another weekend already! I didn't accomplish as much with my writing last week as I hoped, and I didn't have a chance to read at all. In fact, it was all I could do to keep my chores and errands going. Maybe we'll get our wish. My bigger concern is for people to be safe.
We'll see what Mother Nature has in store for us. Nothing too bad, I hope. We've already had a polar vortex. Goodness knows, that was enough. This has been one brutal winter for us all. May this cold blast pass faster than my flu did. I can tell you this for certain: the first person to complain about heat this summer should be smacked with Thor's hammer. Seriously. Southerners were built to slow cook, not deep freeze. I know our northern neighbors are laughing, but it's a simple fact: we aren't used to this.
Take care and stay safe, folks. I hope your week goes well.