Friday, February 5, 2010

Diary of a Mad White Woman

I'm a southern girl. I think I've mentioned that before. Nothing against yankees (I married one...), but I have purposefully chosen to live in the south. I love the 4 seasons - hot summer, gorgeous fall and spring, and mild winter.

For us, snow is always an exciting event. It usually happens once a winter. We stock up on bread and milk, lose power, get out of school for a week, slide off the road, and make tons of fun memories. But it happens once a winter.

So, what is going on?!?! You may remember our huge snowstorm that we received in December. We got 30 inches. Yes, I said 30 inches. It was crazy. But, again, that made for some fun memories, and Eveley got to experience her first real sledding run.

That was nice.

But, we had another snow storm last weekend and got 11 inches at our house.

Then, another storm came on Tuesday. We only got 4 inches.

Now, the mother of all storms has moved into my beloved southern territory. At first, they said we would have 3 to 4 feet of snow. WHAT???

It is a small band of crazy snow that is heading right over our neck of the woods bound for D.C. I'm not sure if this is some sort of Snowpocalypse (as some people are calling it), but I think Mr. President needs to come out once and for all and denounce this global warming thing before I have to move to Barbados.

I don't think I would be this put out if it hadn't been for sick kids and a long week. But we went a whole 8 days without getting out of the house, and I'm sorry to say, I was a mad white woman. Everybody was getting on my nerves. We finally made a mad dash out of the house yesterday to stock up on the essentials:

Here I am. Sitting in my warm house with my beautiful family (who is still kinda getting on my nerves) and watching the snow fall. Again. This can be fun as long as we don't lose power. I don't think Mr. President has to worry about that.

As of 7:30 a.m., our house looked like this.

I'll keep you posted.


Pumpkin Patch said...

I feel ya, Lauren. Lots of sickness and snow here, too. School was cancelled today before it even started snowing. Madelyn was so sad that she couldn't go. ( was I!) Hope you are well and that everyone's power stays on!


Marty Alexander said...

Does playing super mario bring back some memories? Takes me back every time I hear the theme song. On the Wii you can download the original version and play it with the wii controller turned sideways. Love it! Cracks me up and I can still totally beat it! It's crazy how all of it just comes back to you; guess it's like riding a bike. HA!

Tabitha said...

I just love your blog!!! It either makes me crack up or cry. So glad today was a crack up day b/c you wrote the words I have been feeling. Thanks to you for having the gift of writing and the willingness to share :-)

Clare said...

we are right there with ya sister!! we just made a pirate ship out of an old box, and i am not sure what we will be doing for entertainment the rest of the weekend. already watched peter pan and go diego, twice!! ahhh!

Anonymous said...

Eboo would love this post.

aprildt said...

We would LOVE to get some of that snow! We got about 4 in. last wk and it was so pretty and fluffy, we played in it all afternoon and then that night we got sleet and freezing rain and it ruined it :( And Jordan bought me super mario bros. sat. night and I've had a blast....its my favorite :)