Thursday, February 10, 2011

Snow Day

So.

We were predicted to get up to 10 inches of snow yesterday.  I was SO excited about it. I went to the store on Tuesday evening after I got home from school, to get bread and lunchmeat and a few other little things.  And apparently so did every other person in Polk County! Walmart was almost completely out of eggs!  The only packages of eggs left were the huge boxes of 2 or 3 dozen. However, there was still plenty of milk and bread.  So, apparently during a snowstorm, people eat eggs.  I laughed as I told this to Stephen later that night…. then yesterday, we ate our last four eggs when we made omelets for dinner.

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Speaking of omelets for dinner, here’s what happens when Stephen makes them:
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{He was laying on the couch watching TV when I took this pic. Boy doesn’t know how to clean up after himself to save his own life. But, like I said on Twitter, I AM thankful that he made dinner AND that the mess he made was contained to this small area.}

Anyway, back to the snow. I woke up yesterday morning around 8 and looked outside anxiously, expecting to see several inches already blanketed on the ground… but I only saw an inch or so. Fast forward to an hour later when I checked Facebook, and apparently NWA (which was expected to get 2-4 inches) got ALL OF OUR SNOW plus some!  People measured over TWENTY inches of snow, which is just plain crazy, especially considering they got 14 inches last week.

We ended up getting about 3 or 4 inches, which isn’t bad… but I spent the rest of the day in a bad mood because NWA stole all my snow.

I should have used the day to be productive and do laundry and clean house, but it’s hard for me to get motivated when I stay in my pajamas all.day.long.

Public school systems across the state started announcing cancellations for Thursday by mid-afternoon, and I started worrying about whether or not Henderson was going to cancel class.  It’s about a 1 hour & 40 minute drive to get to Arkadelphia normally, so Stephen and I are usually heading out of town about 2 hours before class, about 7:30am.  The highway between here and there is very shaded and not well-traveled, especially between midnight and 7am. There’s a very good chance that the highway won’t be clear, even when roads in Mena and/or Arkadelphia are drivable.

By 7 or 8, Arkadelphia Public Schools announced they were going to be closed on Thursday, so I started obsessively checking the HSU website to see if they had announced yet. By 9:30 Stephen and I had pretty much decided that there was no way we were going to risk the drive, we just hated to miss because we missed last Tuesday because of weather. Most teachers understand when you can’t make it, but they still count you as an unexcused absence.

My brother and SIL saw somewhere on TV that Henderson would be open… stink!  I just couldn’t believe they would be open when nearly every school in a 60-mile radius was closed.

I was in the process of checking their website again when I got the text.
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Hallelujah!

One of the great things about snow days in college is that you don’t have to make up the days at the end of the year.  Which means I’ll be out of school by May 12.  Which is 13 weeks from today.  Can I get a whoop whoop!?

Today will be spent being productive (I’ve already got a load of laundry in the washer!) and, you know, bathing. If it warms up (it was 10 degrees when I got up at 8:00) I may take Christopher outside in what will probably be the last snow of the season!

Here’s another iPhone pic from yesterday:

Does this picture remind you of anything?urkelchristopher

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Stephen thinks its funny to pull Christopher’s pants up to his eyeballs after he changes a diaper.  Momma doesn’t think so.

Aaaand, one last thing.

While I was writing this blog this morning, Christopher was playing in some cabinets that I thought were harmless. You know, pulling stuff out of them, playing with plastic cups, etc.

Weeeelll.

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Apparently I’d forgotten that I’d put a baggie of Baking Soda in the cabinets to get rid of any funny odors.  Obviously, Christopher found it.  I swept it up as best I could, but when I walk through the kitchen I can still feel powdery stuff on my feet.  Ick.

I fixed that by putting on my favorite pair of houses shoes. Ha!

But it also gives me good reason to Swiffer sweep and Swiffer mop the floors.  Which I already planned on doing anyway, but this way I’ll definitely do it.

swiffer wet jet swiffer sweeper

Have I ever mentioned how much I love my Swiffer products?  Cause I do! The Wet Jet I got for a wedding gift and the Sweeper I bought when Christopher started crawling.  The Sweeper is probably the best $40 I’ve ever spent in my whole life.

Okay.  I’ve procrastinated enough.  And I feel as though this post had made up for my pathetic attempts at blogging over the past few weeks.  Happy Snow Day, everybody!

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