February 4, 2011

Oh, Look! Snow Makes Me Snarky!

I think I'll call this photo 'My Life in A Nuthouse. I mean, SHELL. Nutshell.'


The first two days that we were snowed in, I was all by my lonesome with my children. My hubby was far, far away in Minnesota. I feared the worst, but we actually did quite well. I feel like God gave me extra amounts of grace and energy to handle all the non-stop kid duties while being 8 months pregnant.

Then Thursday came. Chris was home safe and sound, and my body just completely shut down. I could NOT wake up in the morning and felt like I could have napped the whole day away. Also? I was moooooooody. This was an interesting and delicate dynamic, because my husband had just returned from a completely life-changing spiritual event, and I know he wanted to tell me all about it, but I had just gotten through days of soul-draining, snowed-in, sleepless-night KID patrol, and the last thing I had energy to do was dive into deep pools of rich spiritual theology.

He saw my desperation and patiently stepped in and handled the kids pretty much all that day for me, while I wallowed and recovered. And ate cookies.



And then today was declared ANOTHER SNOW DAY. But only for one of my children! Which is kind of like telling someone "There's good news and bad news! Here's a cookie! Now... give it back again."

haha.

Myer had a great day at school while Ezra and I bounced off the walls just like the last few days. The roads still were bad this morning because my city is completely and utterly unprepared for this phenomenon called SNOW, even though this exact same scenario seems to happen every! single! year! Right around winter time! Imagine that! Maybe it's easier to just declare a 'State of Emergency' than actually plan ahead and beef up your supply of snow plows? Looks that way to me.

{Look who's being snarky! It's me! SNARK ATTACK!}

I'm sorry. This is just what being trapped inside for 5 days by 5 little measly inches of snow does to me, I guess. I grew up at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains, where we would sometimes get multiple FEET of snow dumped upon our heads, and yet we were still able to function as a community! Now, that city was prepared! Like a Girl Scout! A Girl Scout whose money came from jenky casinos and shady slot machines rather than Thin Mints and Tagalongs!

Oh, geez. Here I go again.

*backing away from the keyboard now*

7 comments:

haverlee said...

I just love this post. I can imagine all of it!

kristina said...

You're so funny! Hope you are able to get some rest soon! By the way, I wonder if we live near ea other because the houses in your neighborhood look very similar to the houses in mine! That would be cah-razy!

Curdie said...

hahahahahhahhahahahahahahah

Catherine Gikas said...

I knew and still know ALL OF YOUR PAIN. :) I'm also recovering from the madness as well. Wednesday night at our house was a free for all: all the wine and/or hot chocolate you could drink, all the icecream you could eat, and everyone could do whatever they wanted because I wasn't in charge anymore!!!! It actually proved quite helpful :) This was my coping mechanism til 11pm Wednesday night. HA!

Catherine Gikas said...

I knew and still know ALL OF YOUR PAIN. :) I'm also recovering from the madness as well. Wednesday night at our house was a free for all: all the wine and/or hot chocolate you could drink, all the icecream you could eat, and everyone could do whatever they wanted because I wasn't in charge anymore!!!! It actually proved quite helpful :) This was my coping mechanism til 11pm Wednesday night. HA!

Carolyn said...

You are so funny. Thank you for making me laugh out loud! I'm glad you got a day to recover! :) And, let's pray for an early spring...

Anonymous said...

haha:) i love this:)
daelynn