My upper body is super sore. Merry Christmas Eve, though
Anyway, I don’t want to sound selfish and ungrateful but the semester has ended a week ago and to this day, I still feel as though I haven’t had a break yet. I spent Monday working on my Translation job, Tuesday at my other job. Yesterday morning, I spent two hours shoveling the snow and the afternoon baking and helping mom. Meanwhile, I just spent three hours this morning fixing the elastics on my pants. My fingers and biceps are very numb and sore.
Anyway, remember when I posted pictures of snow last week? Well the upside of snow is that it’s white, fluffy, and beautiful to watch.
Here’s the downside, when you have to shovel a foot of snow off of your driveway or trudge through ankle snow to get to work.
Here are some of the pictures I took Tuesday on my way to work. It snowed all day on Tuesday.
I thought mom would have cleaned up the sidewalk by the time I got off work but it turned out, she was waiting for the snow to stop. Well it didn’t stop until the next morning. Before the real pain began, mom requested I took a few pictures of her so she could send to our relatives and for some reason, she didn’t like action shots. She just liked to pose with a shovel. It was very weird.
She took a few of me pushing the snow too.
About half-way through, the clouds finally departed and the blue sky took over. I like how the clouds look like they’re moving fast in the picture.
Quickly, I pulled off my gloves, snapped the picture, pulled them on again, and went back to work. And then, I hit a snag.
Melted snow turned to water and sludge before the temperature dipped and froze it again. I call it dirty snow. It is a very yucky type of snow.
These were large ice chunks stuck in the space between the driveway and the asphalt road. I ended up to have to use my hands to dig through and pull out the ice which I dumped onto that mountain of snow you see in the second picture. Each time I dumped a chunk on there, I have to cross my fingers to hope that the ice wouldn’t roll back down and make a mess.
Don’t worry, nothing of the sort happened.
I grew tired shoveling ice chunks so I went to shovel the sidewalk.
As I rounded the corner, I saw my footprints from the previous night was still there, faint, but still there.
I went through the first round of shoveling the sidewalk while mom soon came along behind me to do the second. While I shoveled the sidewalk, I marveled the deep blue sky and before I knew, the sun has finally come out. Everything was shimmering and so bright that I had to shield my eyes as I returned to the garage.
The moment the sun came out, almost everything began melting. I had to capture everything as it was in that exact moment. So I grabbed the camera.
Anyway, this has been my effort of completing this week’s photo challenge. I hope you’ve enjoyed looking at my mountains of snow.
I am going to yet another Christmas Party tonight. It’ll be my forth this year. A neighbor invited us to dinner last night. I’m not sure what to call that so I will put that in my books as a Christmas Party.
Here is a picture of today. Mom took it so I can’t take credit for it.
Thank you everyone for reading and Merry Christmas.