“The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love.” — Margaret Atwood
The University, for the most part, closed today for all of the snow that recently hit Madison. It was blizzard-like conditions down here. The amount of snow that fell and the cold temperatures would have been bearable if not for the massive amount of wind that fell down.
I spent my snow day playing in the snow, getting things done around the apartment (minor sewing repair projects and dishes), and getting even more ahead in my readings for class. Unfortunately, the reading I needed for this week is still in transit. So thanks, snow, for keeping it still out of my possession.
Playing in the snow was obviously the most rewarding part of today. Caitlin and I enjoyed our time in the snow, and it brought us back to childhood.
Our snow angels even inspired Andy (our photographer here) to make his own later on. How sweet.
Although snow is a touch of a bad subject since it is causing difficulties for my belongings to get to me, I have had other good news to make up for it.
1. I am getting to volunteer my time with PAVE (Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment) at UW. It’s a great organization I wanted to get more involved with, so I jumped in head first. I’m so excited to help out doing office hours, and I think it will also be a positive way for me to make more friends here in Madison.
2. I’m pretty positive I am headed to London for a summer study abroad program! There is a great month-long adventure to London through Southern Miss, and I really cannot say no to the offer. It’s such a great experience, and I am hoping all goes well so I can do this in the summer. It would be a long time away, but completely worth it in the end. I just have to get on getting my passport right away!
The good news has caused my heart to be warm even with all the snow and wind down here.