Happy New Year!
Last week we got snow and my entire family was home bound on Monday. Isn't that what we always want? Seems like I wish for a day to be stuck at home on a regular basis, then, when it happens, I feel like I am going crazy. I didn't get out of my pj's. I have a list a mile long of things I need to do and I didn't accomplish one thing. By Tuesday my husband was RUNNING out the door to go to work. I also couldn't wait to attempt to go to work. WOW! That is a first.
Saturday, January 8 we woke up to a very cold morning with a dusting of snow. The roads were bad until about noon, but then we were able to run our errands. Thank goodness! Nothing makes us crazier than being stuck inside on a Saturday.
Monday, January 10, when I woke up at 4:37 a.m. with a text from the school system telling me that schools were closed I was very excited. I was amazed at how much snow we got and how quickly it came down. It was beautiful. The only problem was it was COLD! When V got up I was prepared for the inevitable question... When can I go outside. Instead V took one look outside and groaned. We ate breakfast together and then she went back upstairs. Never, not one time, did she ask to go play in the snow. It was perfect sledding conditions and she had no interest in the snow. We did nothing on Monday. Tuesday, school was out again and once again she was not happy and did not want to play outside. Schools were closed on Wednesday and she was beginning to go crazy. She wanted to go to school. Thankfully!!!! Thursday and Friday school was an hour late, but they went.
I was thinking about this week and I thought to myself that this would be the first full week of work and school for V and me since the week before Christmas. I told my boss I wasn't sure if I could make it an entire week of work. ;)
Saturday the temps were in the upper 40's and the sun was out and it was GORGEOUS! I sat outside in the sun with a blanket around me just enjoying the sunshine. It was a bit odd to be sitting outside with an ice covered driveway, icicles hanging off of my house and snow on 1/2 of our lawn, but what can I say? I was desperate. I actually like winter, but I am hoping for no more snow. The cold doesn't bother me, but the snow makes me crazy. I don't know how people live with snow on the ground for months at a time. I have decided that I am 100% southern girl and I will be a "snowbird" the first chance I get.
Officially we are 1/2 way through January. Here is hoping for lots of sunny days for the remainder of January!