Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Fall is Over

Family and food aside, one of the things I was most excited about during our trip to Oklahoma was getting to go to Hobby Lobby.  The leaves in Anchorage turned several weeks ago and visions of pumpkins and "Happy Fall, Y'all" signs danced in my head.

My options for fall decor in Anchorage were the same as my options for any decor - Michael's, which is better for crafting than decorating; Walmart, ew, I hate that place;Target and Lowe's, which surprisingly doesn't have much in the way of cuteness this time of year. So needless to say I was downright giddy about shopping at the Hob Lob! I don't know how they did it but their merchandise selection has gotten even cuter over the last year in my absence. I wanted one of everything. Luckily for my husband, my purchases had to travel back by airplane.Unluckily for my husband, he got to carry the new doormat I had to have as a carry on.  That was fun while sprinting across the airport in the middle of the night...

My fall dreams were short lived. We had to scrape our windshield at the airport and have had to most mornings since then too.

In a few short days, we went from this:

(Oh hey cute rug from Oklahoma)

To this.

I woke up like this.  

The first snow of last year left me in tears because all of the streets were frozen and my 10 minute drive to church turned into 20 minutes of terror with my car slipping all over the place and refusing to stop.  I don't have four wheel drive, because Houston didn't need it, so driving in winter in Alaska isn't much fun. Putting on snow tires made a huge difference and outside of the first snow, I made it through the winter without any problems. I don't have the snow tires on my car yet because it usually doesn't snow until late October and the city bans certain types of snow tires until Sept. 30 (today).

So this morning when we woke up to three inches of snow, Nathanial and I both talked about working from home. Then we realized we were out of Diet Coke. And decided to go in.  #priorities

(Also, to avoid worried calls from my Grandma, it should be noted that it's much warmer today and there's no ice.)

My poor flowers :(

Pulling into the office. The campus I work at has pedestrian bridges which connect all the buildings so you don't have to go outside once you're inside. It's a nice feature on a snowy day like today.

Here's the view from my office window.

On the plus side, snow means warm boots and wool socks. And nights of curling up in front of the fireplace. I don't hate it.  At least not yet anyways ;)

1 comment:

  1. I cannot believe it already is snowing there!!! It is still 90 degrees here, and I'm just having a hard time wrapping my head around slightly cooler weather...much less snow!