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Snowed In

Making snow ice cream!
     Ok, enough already with the blizzard!  Being in the southwest is much different than being up north.  This stuff closes everything down around here.  Not to mention 2nd man and out middle daughter have both had the flu all week.  My oldest daughter and I were the only ones that had any fun with this.  Our little man doesn’t tolerate the snow…at all…like 3 minutes and he was done.  So, Katie and I played outside and had a good time.  Then, we made snow icecream.  Really, it’s not that good to eat, but it was a fun experiment anyway. 

Even the dog and cat are trying to keep warm!

     Once that was over and we had our roasted hotdogs by the fireplace, I was ready to move on with the week.  But, noooooo, this stuff won’t go away!  What’s up with that?  It’s supposed to warm up and melt already. 
     Yesterday I finally cracked.  I had to get out of the house and pronto.  No more movies to watch and  and  I’d rather have a root canal than watch anymore Wii games being played.  So, I thought I was doing pretty well getting around town.  Then, suddenly out of nowhere in Wal-Mart my sugar dropped.  Everything became a fog and I needed to get home quick and get some lunch.  Though the main roads in our town weren’t too horrible, the side roads are…well…like going off road.  As I rammed our truck up and over the mounds to get onto our street I thought I was in the clear until I turned into our driveway, only to get stuck!  Ughhh.  This meant more shoveling.  I just stopped the car and figured I’d do it after lunch.  So, I went around the back of the car to get my groceries out.  I don’t know how I did it, but I shut the tailgate, hard, right onto my cheek!  Ouch!!  Normally, I’d shriek and then laugh at myself.  Not this day!  I stood in the boot high snow and cried like my four year old.  I don’t know what came over me, exhaustion from all of the nurse duties, and meal duties, and housecleaning duties and an overall need for lunch. 
     After I got myself nutrified, and was able to laugh at myself, and my shiner, things looked a little brighter.  I’m still sick of this snow, and mostly the cold weather, but it should build my appreciation for spring.
·                                        On that note I thought I’d include a little diddy I’ve seen on a couple of my friends’ facebook posts to the tune of “Oklahoma”:  SNOW…klahoma Where the cold front’s sweepin’ down the plain And the piles of sleet, beneath your feet follow right behind the freezing rain!  We know we belong to the land…But it sure could use more salt and sand….That’s why we say….WHOA!  We’re sliding the other way…YIKES!  We’re only sayin’ you’re slick as snot SNOWklaho…ma SNOWklahoma -SNOW-K-L-A-H-O-M-A SNOWlahoma, SNOW-K!

Some poor little birdie didn’t stay long.

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