If you answered my cozy couch you would be wrong. However, if you answered the big, comfy green chair which used to be Todd’s but has somehow become MY big, comfy green chair you would be correct!


If you answered fretting about missing work you would be wrong. If you answered writing a blog post whilst watching The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King with the kids you would be correct!


If you answered shoveled the driveway and the sidewalk you would be wrong. If you answered nothing much more than make microwave popcorn to eat whilst watching the movie you would be correct.

Hold on. It’s the part with Sam and the giant spider…

Okay. I’m back.

As I said in my last post — er, second to last post — it started snowing around 10:00 last night. At 5:40 this morning we still hadn’t gotten the automated call from the school about a delay or closing and I heard Taylor rustling around as he stumbled to the bathroom to start his day. I got up and looked out the window and knew there was no way school was starting on time. So I ventured out of my room and told him to go back to bed; if it was only a delay I’d wake him up in enough time for him to get ready. I poked my head in Katie’s room and told her to turn off her alarm.

Before I settled back into my own bed the phone rang. NO SCHOOL TODAY! Yea!! We didn’t have any snow days last year so it was about time we had one. As for me and not working, I actually brought some stuff home from work. You know, the kind of stuff you keep thinking about but never get around to doing.

I was going to have the kids do the shoveling before we watched the movie, but the weatherman reported warming temperatures by noon and rain shortly after. Sure enough, it’s about 36 now with a steady drizzle. I didn’t think it would be very nice to make them go shovel something that’s probably going to melt on it’s own. Besides – I’m nearly a whole entire month into this Mother of the Year thing!

Oh! Another favorite part of mine! Maybe my most favorite of all! Hold on…

Okay. Eowyn just killed the “unkillable” Witchking. It’s all good.

So anyway, we all got our wish and are thoroughly enjoying our day. The only thing that would make it better is if Dad was here. Maybe next snow day.


  1. Becky on January 28, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Woo HOO! Yay for snow days! And GO Mom of the Year!!We could really use one around here, too, lol.

  2. Becky on January 28, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    Snow day, I mean, heh heh. Freudian slip, I guess, because I’m thinking after my being sick, they could all use a mom of the yar, too, lol.

  3. Lynilu on January 28, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    That sounds very cozy all the way round. Well, except for Todd. Poor baby, has to work while all of you play! ;D

  4. The Daily Bee on January 28, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Sounds wonderful and now I’m craving popcorn! Can you believe that I’ve never seen ANY of the Lord of the Rings? I am so behind.

  5. Cheryl on January 28, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    We had a snow day today too! I’m glad you had a comfy day. You and your family know how to really enjoy a snow day. I’m impressed (and thrilled for you).XXXXXX

  6. SeaSpray on February 4, 2009 at 1:15 am

    This is a terrific post.Sounds like a wonderful day. 🙂

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