February 5, 2011

When I woke up this morning I thought the gently falling snow was beautiful ….. four hours later I was wondering if it would ever stop.  Where was this in the forecast?  I watched the news yesterday morning and the friendly weatherman  said that they were tracking a weather system moving our way that “will bring a chance for light snow on Saturday”.  I just came in from shoveling our front walk (again!) and I’d say we’ve gotten at least 5 – 6″ of snow today (on top of the 6 inches we had from earlier this week).  Maybe the weatherman has a different definition of what “light snow” means or maybe they didn’t forecast that this system was going to develop to be as strong as it is, but either way I was not too thrilled.  I also am beginning to question the accuracy of the groundhog (Phil, I think is his name) who ironically has predicted an early Spring.   Seeing as how the weatherman has now changed the forecast to gloom and doom (otherwise known as snow and more snow) for the next few days I think that we may have to fire Phil and possibly the weatherman too.  While I’m on the subject I’d just like to add that I am a little disturbed by how excited those weathermen (or women) get about these storms … I, on the other hand, would be much more excited by the possiblity of sunshine and warmth.

Blizzard 2011

February 2, 2011

This week has been interesting to say the least.  The Midwest has been hit with worst storm in years.  We have had ice, snow, sleet, freezing rain … more snow … more sleet.  Schools have been closed, events have been cancelled and the entire family has been cooped up in the house for what feels like forever.  The kids haven’t been to school since Monday and I think they are all starting to get a little tired of one another.  Today I noticed the twins seemed to be getting on each others nerves and arguing constantly. Finally Ethan must have gotten tired of the drama because I hear him say to Emma, “I have an idea ~ let’s play ‘don’t fight’, OK?”  I chuckled and thought that would be a GREAT game to play because I was getting a little tired of the drama too.  However, the peace did not last long … about 1/2 hour later they were fighting again.  I said, “Hey, I thought you guys were playing ‘don’t fight’ ?” Emma looked at me as if I had no clue and said “we already played that”


Snow Days

January 16, 2011

This week was a snowy one and the kids were all excited at the possibility of a snow day.  Although their wishes did not come true, they did have a few 2 hour delays and an early release day which gave them the opportuntity to have some extra time to play in the snow and get out of a little schoolwork.   They had fun building snowmen and having snowball fights and then came in the house and warmed up by the fire.  Snow is fun when you can enjoy making snow angels and snow men or when you can sit inside by the fire and watch the snow peacefully fall.  Now, if only we could find a way to make scraping it off the the car and driving in it a little more fun!