Wednesday, March 15, 2017

A Second Snow Day

After looking out the windows, weighing my options, and seeking opinions, I decided to stay home from work for a second day. I didn't really feel like staying home, but the weather is so awful and the drive is 40 minutes in good weather. If my part in her care was absolutely imperative, I'd have braved the elements, but even on good days I typically arrive to a sleeping companion. She is awakened for lunch, eats as little as she can get away with, is toileted, and then put into bed from about 2 pm until about 4:30 pm. It just didn't seem worth the risk today, although I'm sure the staff at the facility would have been appreciative. (picture courtesy of the facility's FB page)

It's hard to tell how much it's snowing when the wind is blowing so constantly, but my son in law posted a few pictures that show how deep it is at their house. I remember many winters when my dad shoveled that driveway by hand.

The baby was supposed to show how deep the snow was, but the angle is a little off and all you really notice is his cuteness. He's too little to play outside this year, but it won't be long before he's out there helping his daddy clear the driveway.

The storm, along with its wind, is supposed to dissipate sometime between tonight and tomorrow. Between the windstorm last Wednesday and this week's blizzard, some school districts lost four days of school in the past week! In a few days it will get warm again and winter will be over. The snow will melt and we can think about spring and daffodils. March always has the last big snowstorm and it's typically a big one. Time to let the lion rest so the lamb can come out and play.

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  1. ...this all will past, just listen to music and read a book in the meantime.

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  2. Enjoy the time at home, while you can!

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    1. I get fat staying home... ha ha!
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  3. Thankfully the storm did not hit us, but the cold sure has. After 70 degree weather a week ago, we now are in the teens. BRRRR!!!

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    1. The switching back and forth from late spring to living in the arctic is rather exhausting. But the sun was bright yesterday and is again today. It's feeling m ore like spring is actually on its way.
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  4. Oh fatness, me too! Cinnamon rolls the first snow day, half moon cookies the second...today I have to behave. I don't mind staying home, but my nurse daughters have to drive in it...and a mother never stops fretting, does she? Paul sure picked a good time to be in Ireland...he's the only one who can get the snowblower to work.:)

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    1. James picked the Blizzard of 1999 to be in Louisianan for an extended time. He missed the entire thing. My neighbors sent a plow to my house and when they were done clearing the driveway, they pulled my little car out of it with a chain. The snow was packed solid underneath! It's going to be warm soon and then I am going to shake off some more of this fatness... I hope.
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  5. What a cute measuring stick!

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