Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Let it snot, let it snot, let it snot!

Hi all. Just wanted to let you know that My weekend has officially started off in the direction of the "this sucks hall of fame". 

First it snowed. Then it snowed some more. Then when it stopped snowing, it started again. Tennessee does not usually see a lot of snow and it definitely does not do so in December. As a general rule, we might see a flurry or two toward the end of December. Maaayyyybee even a light dusting if we cross our eyes and spin around three times. But January - Yes, that's when the snow hits. Even then most of the time it doesn't get above 4 to 5 inches.. generally.

Well, Ol' Man Winter (or maybe that creepy snowman off of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer)

decided that this year in the middle of December he was going to plop over a foot of snow on us. Oh, but it's pretty and the kids love to play in it you say? Yes, I have to agree that it is pretty. As far as the kids playing in it, that's a joke! First, I do not play in snow.

I must have ancestors that come from the tropics b/c my booty stays bundled up during the winter.

Wait, you're not getting the picture. Imagine everyone   lovingly sitting in the living room   err.. arguing over the remote and look! Over in the corner is mom, ready to climb Everest! Yeah, that's me. Anyway - I make snow cream and hot chocolate until it's coming out of my ears every year. That's as close as I get to snow.

Travis did take all the kids out when it first started snowing when there was like 3" on the ground. James and Reid both started whining the minute they got out there and were back inside within 5 minutes. That's a good thing in my eyes though. If I hadn't been napping when this little escapade happened, I would've vetoed it anyway. Both boys are sick. Especially Reid who is on antibiotics and breathing treatments.. soo yeah. But dad was trying to be nice so I buttoned it. And, of course, Mae will not go outside without Travis or I out there. She's the same way in the summer. I don't get it. I couldn't wait for summer so I could spend hours outside without my mom up my butt watching over me. She's weird.

Oh, and you know how I said the boys were sick? Theirs was snots and the crud as I call it. What I developed yesterday, however, is a lovely stomach bug! Yay! So, I've been up running to the restroom ALL. NIGHT. LONG (and still going) and dealing with 2 sick boys. Plus, the only one who isn't sick is out of school because of the friggin' snow! 
Um, and one more thing. Sometime during the night the heat decided to glitch out on us, and we woke up to a house that was below 60 degrees.

To me this is reaching arctic levels since it seems I have no blood. I am now sitting with the oven open to heat my 2500 sq ft home. Everyone has on about 10 layers of clothes and, needless to say, I am dying! The kids are all running around like it's all toasty in here while I feel like my fingers are going to break. The dude will be here before lunch and I'm pretty happy about that. Now if I can just keep all my body parts the right color until he gets here.


  1. Girl, you need to just swap places with me. The cold don't bother me quite as much as it does you. You belong in Florida!
    I'm glad you got the heat working finally. As cold as it's been them babies need that heat.

  2. No, that's ok. I would live in constant fear of hurricanes. And I would melt in the summer lol. Ah, if only it could stay about 75 degrees all year long!