|Me playing in the snow on Wednesday|
On Tuesday around noon, snow started falling in Atlanta. I was at work, but finished up work early so that I could head home before the weather got too bad. My college canceled classes for the day so I didn't have to worry about my evening class either.
Little did I know, I had just avoided an epic winter weather disaster that occurred Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday. The roads weren't prepared for the snow or ice and long story short, the 1.1 million people in the city of Atlanta all headed home around the same time on Tuesday afternoon when snow had already started sticking to the ground. It was a recipe for a nightmare. The traffic on highways started pilling up all around the Metro Atlanta area and since cars and trucks couldn't move on the ice…many people were stranded on highways and in their cars overnight.
So…that's what's been happening in ATL. The break from school was much needed and I've been spending the time doing some of my favorite things - cooking, writing, eating, yoga, watching every news report regarding this weather situation, and doing work for my company. It's been a strange few days that I'm calling my "snowcation."
I'm grateful that there were few fatalities and that things are starting to get back to normal.