Thursday, March 01, 2007

Wonky Weather

Okay, that was strange.

About 3am this morning, Hubby and I awoke to what sounded like sand blasting against our windows.
It was sleet, apparently. Hubby couldn't go back to sleep, so he got his noise-cancelling headphones (they're cool--they go IN your ear canal, he wears them on planes when he watches Ipod movies) and went back to bed. I tried, but the noise was too obnoxious. Somewhere around 6am, the sleet turned to snow, and we were in the middle of a full-on blizzard.

So the buses couldn't get through, and I drove the boys to school (Thing One is still sick) and I had to drive about 15 mph the entire way because the roads were absolutely treacherous. So a normally 5-minute jaunt took about 20 minutes.
Apparently the snow will give way to rain again today, and then revert back to snow again tonight. So we'll have ice layered with snow. FUN. A big old yucky strata sandwich in our yards. And now the driveway plowing people have plowed the snow up at the end of the driveway and it is so tall it resembles The Great Wall of China and I had to call them to come and disperse it eventually, when they can catch their breath. (No hurry--I just don't want my basement to flood when The Great Wall melts!)

So, wonky weather all around. I have a baby shower to go to tonight, too. A lot of things have been cancelled lately, I wonder if she'll still have this shower. We'll see. If it's blizzarding out, I just might drop the gift off at another time.

So, I am very proud of myself. Yesterday, I got the Kid's Library set up. It's fun. Thing Two's room has an alcove when you first walk in, with a whole wall of built-in shelves for a "Library" of sorts. Until yesterday, it was shelves with lots of boxes on it. I unboxed the books (finally!) and put them all on the shelves, and it looks great. And I put a basket for each kid on the bottom shelf so when they are reading a book, they can put it in the basket and no one will take it. I think I'm going to either make or buy a sign that says "The Library" for fun, and hang it above the built-ins. All the kids books will go in there, so we won't have any more fighting over whose is whose. It's all community property, now, and I'll put it on their chore charts to keep it tidy.

Okay, I'm going to call Hubby. He STILL hasn't made it to work???

2 comments:

Devon Ellington said...

The Library sounds terrific!

Michelle Miles said...

What a cute idea - having a library!

It's been sunny and beautiful here - in the 70s the last few days but in the 60s today. Go figure.