Driving in the Snow

Not sure how it happened….

My husband informed me I had to pick up T from work.

I had a snow day and was relishing my accomplishments, a book read, lesson plans done for after the holidays, and a nap (seldom do I ever sleep) my back pain was a mere memory.

Cleaned off the car  and was ready to take on this task.

Noticed lots of traffic, roads not plowed, feeling okay.

Saw a truck that was stuck, couldn’t get up a slight hill.

Observant, but not nervous, thinking just need to be careful.

Heat blasting, windows fogging, but not bad.

Got to the two lane highway, windshield wipers covered in ice.

No place to pull over.  Keep eyes on the red tail lights in front of me.

Slouched down in my seat.

Thankful that I found one small section  of the windshield that was clear.

Pretty decent view.  I was able to change lanes with some confidence.

Breathing, mindfulness, in the past would have panicked.

Keep calm carry on.  A prayer of thankfulness.

Made it!

Return home was better with company.

Called for pizza and picked it up on the way home.

Would have take 35 minutes round trip on a sunny day.

Today it was two hours.



About showgem

I am a wife, a mother, a fifth grade writing teacher, a sister, a daughter, a sibling, an aunt, a cousin, a friend, a co-worker, a yoga practitioner, a learner, a reader and a writer.
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1 Response to Driving in the Snow

  1. elsie says:

    That was quite a trip! Did you eat the pizza on the way home? 🙂

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