I have no problem picking up nonvenomous snakes and bugs. I've even held a 'gator (with its mouth tied closed, I'm not insane).
I've camped, hiked, etc.
I've stayed in grubby hotels in developing countries.
I've been to a dry toilet CONFERENCE for goodness sakes!
I've lived in multiple homes my husband has been in the process of remodeling. I've lived without hot showers, bathrooms, or a kitchen for several days during these kinds of remodel jobs.
But I will tell you now, I'm a wus.
Six days without heat, hot showers, and the ability to keep food cold, and then heat it up... and I know myself better.
Perhaps because #snowmageddon was a surprise? Maybe because when you do a remodeling job you plan it for nicer weather?
I don't know... but while my characters are tough, and regularly kick butt in apocalypse-style scenarios, I know now that I cannot hang.
I want my house to be warm and I want to eat hot food.
The only kind of cool thing about #snowmageddon was that school was cancelled (for both myself and the kids). After a day or two of totally FREAKING OUT about work obligations, I was able to relax and we had a lot of fun together.
Besides reading, playing outside, and gathering food from the wild (I made that last one up), we had a blast creating linoleum prints.
I will post some soon.
It was already that time of the year when the school calendar gets a little nutty, so you may not hear from me much in the coming weeks -- I will schedule some posts, but may not be visiting many blogs.
I will return though, I promise!