So this winter has been a lesson in humility and acceptance. Father Winter, these Black Ice cupcakes are dedicated to you. Twice I have attempted to throw together a raucous celebration of Motown and Soulfood. This week, I took a bit of a f-you attitude towards Father Winter, but considering my wishes are mingling in the ether with millions of other people’s wishes, I probably doesn’t hold much weight. I guess that free will really matters. Maybe the wishes of one-girl-working-everyday battling against the millions of weekday-workers in the DC area, it’s more convenient to snow on the weekends… even if it’s the weekends I pick to party.
So what do I take from this? Snow keeps my income suppressed, people don’t go to restaurants and I don’t get my office hours. I miss time with people I love, because these events are one of the rare moments I carve out a niche of time for myself and I get to see more people at once. When I get snowed in, the only one I can play with is Cocoa Bean and her bum leg gets sore after a while. So what’s a girl to do?
Turn that frown upside freaking down. Even though it’s super inconvenient, we’re equipped. I’ve got plenty to keep me entertained if I get snowed in: cupcake experiments, story-boarding for the new stop motion, the Evil Dead Trilogy, and some cookbooks I need to get back to. I think I’ve gone about how to use my time somewhat the wrong way. I think I need to revisit my scheduling and build in more free time weekly and not just the time I wrestle free. Snow or not, I’m probably overtaxing the haphazard kt machine. I need a little more fun during normal waking hours. And hopefully, this weekend won’t be a bust. If we time it right, maybe Beckybot can get snowed in with me or we’ll be able to Gchat and share hot cocoa remotely. And in the meantime, I can take a trip to my favorite grocers for the party supplies on the off chance Motown and Soulfood turns into a slumber party. I think I’ll also rustle up some Grumpy Grizzlies to share with Cocoa Bean and my family, too.
Wishing you all safe travels or stayingz- inz!