Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Snow Delay



Just a sprinkling of snow and ice (I grew up in rural New Hampshire... in my book, anything less than a serious N'oreaster does not legitimately qualify for a school delay), but here we are in Pennsylvania smack dab between NYC and Philly and a wee bit of the white stuff gives these folks cause for alarm. The phone rang at 6:00 am -- a two hour school delay. Great. This was just about the last thing I needed. With about a zillion things left on my current To Do list (otherwise known as the 'Create Christmas 2008 for the Johnson-McCormick Family' list), and Meera coming down with a cold (thanks to Kyle who has a bad cold and who can't seem to stop sneezing on her and smearing her with snotty nose kisses all of his waking hours), and with Braydon needing to leave the house at 7am for a work meeting, and a hundred errands to run and things to accomplish within the next 72 hours, a snow delay was just about enough to put me over the edge. If only I had time to go over the edge. I mean, really now, the boys are only in school for 4.5 hours each day to begin with??!! Two hours of that precious time taken away from me just like that? What about my wrapping-palooza-2008 plans (that have already been delayed for various reasons for the past three straight days)??? Anyway, once I got over my initial shock and disgust I hunkered down to grin and bear it. And once I saw the boys in their snow gear I just couldn't bear to be Grinchy about any of it a minute longer. The ice made a magical mystical land out of our yard and K & O couldn't have enjoyed it any more than they did. It turned out to be a crazy whirlwind of a day. Ending with the house in more disarray than it has been for a long time and with poor Little Miss sick as a dog and zero items crossed off my To Do list and take-out pizza for supper. But nevertheless, it sure is beginning to look -- and feel -- a lot like Christmas.

2 comments:

Maggie said...

Heather!
I'm so jealous that you guys have SNOW!!! And, I'm sure that no matter how many things do or do not get done, I am convinced that the Johnson-McCormick Family Christmas 2008 will be **magical** :) Now, go have a glass of wine! :)
xoxo
Maggie

T and T Livesay said...

Hoping Meera gets better very soon and you are able to accomplish the list in time to relax and enjoy! :)