Sunday, December 21, 2008

I imagine this is what hell would look like...




As my title suggests, I am now living in what I consider to be hell. For me, hell is not this burning hot place, rather, it is a cold, cold place where it snows all the time with no end...much like MICHIGAN at the moment and pretty much for the whole month thus far.
I do not remember ever having this much snow in December, ever!
We can't get out of our front door at all, snowed in. Our 4-foot backyard fence has about 1 foot to go before it is buried.
Our dogs can't go out in the backyard in fear that they will never return or will get lost. This has resulted in little Lenny (daschund, who is about 6 inches tall) peeing on a pile of dirty laundry. Thank goodness it was dirty already, but still unacceptable.
The kids are absolutely dying to play outside, and I am dying to get them out there as they are climbing the walls in the house and destroying all in their path. However, the snow is over Hannah's head at the moment!
My hopes of finishing the Christmas shopping have went up in flames (or snowflakes, really). There is no way I am going to be able to get out of the driveway today.
This is horrible, horrible, horrible.


Friday, December 19, 2008

SNOW DAY!!!!

The kids are dying to go outside, but it is so cold and windy out there, there is no way they are going to last!

Poor little Lenny...the snow is so deep, it covers his entire body! He had to tunnel UNDER the snow to go to the bathroom this morning!

I am slightly bummed seeing as today was my last Christmas shopping day (or was going to be at least!) and there is no way I'm getting my car out there with the kids in tow.

Haiden's class party was switched to yesterday--I was not notified of this change until arriving at school yesterday--so I missed out on that and didn't get to help out like I had planned. It did get me out of making 400 cookies, so that was a bonus, but I was a little sad about missing out on his class party. Their theme was Christmas around the World, and they had studied Alaska, Hawaii, and the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The kids got "passports" that were stamped at each stop and they got to learn about the traditions in those areas, taste food, and do an activity at each destination.

Tomorrow is the big get-together at my parent's house for my dad's side of the family. Normally, there are about a billion (okay, not that many, you caught me in a lie there) people there--this year, from what I understand, it will be a smaller group--about 20 or less, so that will be much, much better and way less chaotic. I am in charge of making key lime chicken wings and a dessert and I haven't even begun to think about what I'm going to make yet! Better get thinking...

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Christmas Fairy needs to come to my house...

I just realized there are 14 days until Christmas, and we have not even gotten out our Christmas decorations yet! Here I am staring at the blinding lights of our neighbors displays (and I mean BLINDING--they have a TON of stuff!!), and I look at our front window that has 3 window clings on it (started off with about 10, but the kids have taken most of them off and lost them already), and I'm starting to feel like we are probably thought of as the Grinch's of the neighborhood!

So now I'm wondering if it's even worth dragging all those bins and boxes and the tree and the decorations up from the basement only to put it up for 2 weeks and take it back down again a few days later. I'm tempted to go out, get a small, small tree for the corner of the room, let the kids pick out new decorations at the store, and do it that way. So much easier than sorting all the junk out from previous years?? As the plans stand currently, nobody is coming here for the holidays, so what do I care? The kids don't even know to expect a big tree or decorations all over the house, so it's very tempting to do it that way! I guess we'll see what happens over the next few days. Maybe the Christmas fairy will visit our house this week.