Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Snow Fun!

Our snow day today, and we did Abso. Lutely. Nothing.

In case you want to know my definition of absolutely nothing, here it is:

I woke up at 5 because I was so excited that it might be a snow day.  It was, and I couldn't get back to sleep.  Yes, I have already been called a dork.  The Brain was so so happy *cough* when I turned on the tv to watch the snow coverage.  Idk.  I like to watch it, ok?  It's almost like there's a story with a plot and everything, and if I turn it off, I might miss it.

About 8 am I got on the treadmill, still watching the snow news.  Oh, and the Biggest Loser from last night, which I haven't seen the end of yet, so don't tell me who got kicked off!  I'll watch it during treadmill time tomorrow.  Well, if there's no good snow coverage, that is.

Came upstairs, and found my girls watching their new favorite show Psych.  Which is actually pretty funny.  So I sat down to watch a few episodes.

Then the pediatrician called to see if we could move up our appointments so they could go home early.
We then got in the car and drove across town.

When we got there and got all signed in, I told the girls to go ahead and sit in the teen waiting room, because there were likely better magazines in there.

(click to biggify if you can't read the title)


We stopped at Krispy Kream because it was on our way home.  Do we need a better reason?  Because I could throw in the fact that October is National Donut Month if it makes you feel better.
I don't think I've actually eaten a donut since last National Donut Month. But I felt entitled because I had spent my hour on the treadmill.  (And I continue to wonder why I am not losing any weight. Shocker!)

I got home, made black bean soup for dinner, and then made the kids go out and shovel (hey, there ARE perks to having teenagers!).  I didn't take pictures of that part because it just seemed kinda mean to hang out in here with my cozy slippers and my mug of herb tea, taking pictures of their misery.

Naturally, even though the roads were too slick to drive the 1/4 mile to the high school, we DID make it to Sonic Happy Hour.

It was especially happy today, because there was NO line in the drive through.

After that we started a 4 hour marathon of this,

which the girls didn't really remember from the last time we watched it.  As the dramatic closing music began, Mimi let her dissatisfaction be known.  Loudly.  While the rest of us laughed.  It was quite amusing, really.  The ranting sounded a little like this:  "I mean, I guess it's good that he got a life and everything, but that whole thing really stinks,"  over and over again.

Here's what my back deck looked like a couple of hours ago... with predictions for another 24 hours of snow coming up.  

The pink ruler says ---- 11".  I'll keep you updated if it gets deeper by tomorrow.

ooooh!  Live-blogging the snowstorm sounds almost as fun as watching it for hours on tv.   And I know anyone who reads my blog is especially interested in reading about watching snow fall.  And grass grow.  And paint dry.  I mean, you're here, aren't you?

Now the the girls are all working on a puzzle together.

Overall, it was a fantastic day of Nothingness. 

I just got the message that we will have another snow day tomorrow.  Stay posted for my dream come true:  Live snowstorm blogging. 

I know.  You're pumped.


Amy Peterson said...

Sure hope you got a few Christmas songs in there today! Man..... your day was packed, I'm sure you are exhausted!! ; )

JustRandi said...

We DID get an hour or two of Christmas music in! Thanks for reminding me.

Ahh, Carpenter's Christmas Portrait, how I've missed you these last 10 months!

Kristina P. said...

Can you adopt me?

Carol said...

LOL. What a fun post. It's so fun to celebrate life, snow days, and family fun. Love it.

Loralee and the gang... said...

The deck photo reminds me of last December here in n. Idaho. We got six FEET of snow in one month! Crazy! Sounds like you had a good day though.

The Pollocks! said...

oooo - puzzle - good idea! My day was a lot more crazy - I don't think I sat down. Downer of having 8 kids home all at the same time!

Stacey said...

Wow,that is a LOT of snow!

I'm glad you made it to Sonic,I was worried about it all day. ;)

Heather said...

Oh. Man. I'm sure glad you didn't pass up Happy Hour... that would have been a real tragedy.

Vern said...

While you were watching the snow I was riding a surrey (a bike for 6!) around San Diego Bay. This excites me as much as watching the weather excites you. Except we have to come home on Friday - will it be over by then?

Yvonne said...

Days of Nothingness are ALWAYS FANTASTIC ; )

You think like I do--a good run means I can eat that donut and that's why the scale is heading in the WRONG direction.

Do you have a Biggest Loser favorite contestant yet???

That is a whole lot of snow.

Lauren said...

I love Psych! It's hilarious.

Snow? I'm in Louisiana. It's 70 degrees. I don't think I'll be pulling my snowboard out of the attic anytime soon... Very jealous of your 11 inches!

I watch snow coverage too (and I hate the news). It's just so pretty and fun. Can't wait for your coverage!

jennie w. said...

I love to watch other people's snow. SInce it's Texas (79ยบ yesterday) we haven't had snow for quite some time. Thanks goodness. When it snows somewhere else I'm always surprised.

Dave said...

can't wait for your snow coverage. you gonna post a url so you we can watch you broadcast live from your webcam?

cause that'd be better than iCarly :-)

Maybe on our next snow day I'll watch Gone with the Wind... or maybe It's a Wonderful Life

Barbaloot said...

Wow-that's some serious snow! I would like to put off days of freezing snow and warm bundling inside until December if it's all the same to you. I still need warmth.

Tay said...

Psych has to be one of the best shows on television. SO FUNNY.

Emmy said...

That sounds like a wonderful day. Almost makes me want some snow. :)

Melissa said...

Sounds like a perfect snow day to me! And are you really telling me that you haven't had a donut for a year?! Wow... I'm impressed!! I might go out and get a donut just because I read about you getting one... sad, eh? :)

mormonhermitmom said...

LOL! Now THAT is a snow day. In west Oregon, if we get enough snow to cover half the green in the grass, they call a snow day. PUHLEEZE!

Beverly @ The Buzz said...

It's not Sonic, but how about a Wendy's Frosty? See page 15.