Monday, December 21, 2009

Only Four More Days!

I think I'm as excited as the kids are. Buddy is dying in anticipation about a gift he has no clue what it is. Sissy is at an age where she understands the whole concept of Christmas and Santa, etc.

The Evil Twin's last day at work until after the New Year was Friday. Buddy's last day of school is tomorrow, but in a weird twist, school was canceled today due to bad weather.

On Friday evening, the snow started - and it kept coming. By Saturday morning, we had 6 or 7 inches. Luckily, we didn't have to get out and do anything so we just hung around the house. The Evil Twin built a fire. I had pinto beans in the crock pot for dinner and it was just a very relaxing day.


(The view out of our front window - I wasn't about to go outside! But the Evil Twin and the kids played in it later).

However, we did not get any mail on Saturday, which really ticked me off because I'm expecting pictures to put in Christmas cards. Actually, I thought I would probably get them Thursday or Friday, but no such luck. I've addressed the envelopes and I'll sign the cards today, so they'll be ready to go when I do get the pictures.

It kept snowing on Saturday. On Sunday, the Evil Twin and 2 of our other neighbors got out and cleared driveways and the small piece of road the snow plow couldn't get.

About midday on Sunday, I was alerted by the County that school was canceled for Monday. Now, I'm hoping that it will be canceled for tomorrow too, because that just seems stupid to make them go on that one lone day. Honestly, I thought it was stupid to have them scheduled for Monday and Tuesday.

According to Buddy, they are either ahead of schedule or all caught up in all subjects, so they spent most of Friday watching movies.

The roads are clear now and so we will go to the Mart of Wal and stock up for the week, but I'm sorta hoping for more snow later so we don't have to get Buddy to school Tuesday morning. Isn't that bad?

I mean, if it starts snowing midday on Tuesday, they'll call for an early dismissal anyway....Seems silly to risk it. I don't know. I guess we wait and see, that's all we can do.

I'm off for now. I hope you are all enjoying the Christmas season! :-)

23 comments:

  1. They hardly ever cancel schools here, and it makes no sense! I hope Buddy doesn't have to go tomorrow and you can all sleep in.

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  2. I'm hoping for just enough snow to cancel schools for you. Sounds like a nice start of Christmas for you!

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  3. Why not just plan on keeping him at home for the day. He can eat popcorn and watch movies just as well from hame as he can from school.
    Of course, those are some of the 'fun days' at school, so he may not want to miss out.

    You snow looks pretty, we got nuthin', rain and more rain. Its not so pretty, and the kids are pissed because they want to snowmobile now that schools out.

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  4. They're saying it might snow here on Thursday and/or Friday. So we might actually get a white Christmas. We haven't had one of those here since I was a little kid.

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  5. It sounds wonderful, and we are in a winter wonderland as well. Enjoy the season and may your days be merry and bright :)

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  6. I guess the old Postal Service motto of neither snow nor sleet nor rain nor dark of night doesn't hold true in 2009 anymore since they didn't bring yours... I blame the economy not the snow.

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  7. Looks beautiful, but idk, unless i'm skiing, i really hate being cold!
    however, NOTHING says Christmas like SNOW!!!!
    have a VERY MERRY one!

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  8. I wish there were snow days for work! Enjoy the holidays.

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  9. Have a very merry Christmas!

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  10. Instead of snow days, down in Florida we have Hurricane days. Snow days seem like a lot more fun.

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  11. We got dumped on Saturday night and most of Sunday, 18 inches, plus lots of huge drifts. I loved it!

    School didn't get cancelled, though, so the boy was not thrilled by the timing of the storm.

    Have a great Christmas!

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  12. We didn't get too much but just enough that it made driving home from St. Louis last night a nightmare!

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  13. ***SNIFF*** No snow in Nort Cacalacky, can I come visit? I'll bring plenty of wine!!!

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  14. It is a matter of Federal money. If they cancel too many days over the quota they lose the bakshish. Bastards..... ;>)

    Happy Jesus' Birthday

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  15. My daughter's last day was Friday. She is home until the 4th. I just wish we'd have a little bit of snow...oh well, that's what I get for living with the palm trees and beach!

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  16. The snow does make Christmas so much more special.. but I am glad you get it this year.. I am not over last years record snow here!!!!

    Merry Christmas, Dear wife of the Evil Twin!

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  17. Son in law was working in Puerto Rico until Saturday when he was due to fly home to England. Plane got to 30 miles from his connection in Philly then got turned away to Charlotte where he stayed for 2 days - his luggage went elsewhere (the twit was still wearing flip-flops!). Today he flies back South to Orlando and will get back home tomorrow morning - but London Gatwick is currently closed due to snow and ice. Happy Christmas to Virginians, everywhere.

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  18. We are in the same boat here - last day of schoolw is supposed to be tomorrow, but school's been cancelled Monday and Tuesday, so now I'm just like, what's the point of going tomorrow?

    We got about 2 FEET of snow!! It was a crazy yucky storm.

    If I don't get around to commenting before Christmas Have a wonderful Holiday!!!

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  19. Merry Christmas to you and the Family! A White Christmas is always the best!

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  20. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas! I'm excited as well and get in to "little kid" mode during the days before Christmas!

    Hugs - Tiffany

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  21. Take advantage of whatever excuse the snow gives you...have a glorious holiday.

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