Old Man Winter is Dropping Snow on Virginia Beach
As I sit at my computer screen tonight, the world outside is being transformed into either a winter wonderland or a horrendous mess depending on your point of view. This is one of the few measurable snowfalls in Virginia Beach in the past few years. The weather service is calling this a blizzard and forecasting up to a foot of snow when all is said and done. That means that once again, the city will be in chaos for days. Meanwhile we will be mainly stuck inside during that time. The only exception to that will be the inevitable shoveling tomorrow afternoon once the snow stops coming down.
Cabin Fever Sets In
So far I have been stuck inside for about four hours. Mind you, these are the same four hours that I am almost always at home inside. But knowing the snow has arrived and will be around for days and days is already giving me cabin fever. I did an interim trip to the grocery store to stock up on necessary items like 7 layer bean dip! Now I’m binge watching QVC. What, oh what will I do tomorrow?
Schools have not yet declared whether they will be closed Monday due to the snow. The government seems to feel the same according to the crawl at the bottom of my TV screen. I’m assuming many, if not most, businesses will follow suit. Nothing makes me want to go shopping more than knowing I cannot. It’s like Thanksgiving day when all the fast food restaurants are closed. That makes me crave a Big Mac. Mind you, I seldom eat fast food but knowing I can’t creates the craving.
How to Spend a Snow Day
I plan on spending my snow day sleeping in. Then I will get up and put on several layers and wait for the snow to stop so I can go shovel myself and my car out. I live on a cul-de-sac and the street is never plowed. It is pretty shady so the snow and ice will last for many days.
Then I’m going to come back inside, warm up, and enjoy my bean dip!
Editor’s Note: We originally published this article in February 2015. We have edited it for freshness, accuracy and comprehensiveness.