Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Best Laid Plans

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans - John Lennon

So ... we got a lot of snow yesterday. It snowed steadily from before dawn until about 4:00 and then it turned to sleet, which lasted until just before I went to bed.

It's a mess. When you take a good 8" of snow and then add the sleet... oy, let me tell you, it's nothing I'd want to be in. DH went out about 9:30 last night and shoveled. He'd run the snowblower as soon as it changed over and got the piles of snow off, but by bed time there was about 2" of icy slush on our driveway, and you don't want that to freeze.

Fun times.

Most of the schools closed yesterday. Many of the businesses as well. And this morning? There are nearly 300 delays reported for the state, which includes pretty much every school.

So ...

DD won't be shadowing today. I called yesterday (and left a message because they were closed) to let them know that I knew they'd have a delay today and that we'd reschedule. DD was only going to do a half day as it was (8 - 1), so sending her in two hours late would pretty well defeat the whole purpose. I checked this morning, and sure enough, they're on a 90 minute delay.

She's both annoyed and relieved. Annoyed because she "just wants to get it over with" and relieved because she doesn't want to do it in the first place.

She did have fun yesterday. Did school in the morning, but her two friends from down the street came by after lunch for sledding and other snowplay. Me? I did laundry. Cooked. Tried to ignore the hard rock music coming from DH's computer as he worked on the sofa ten feet away. I can't work with noise, so it was a challenge for me.

The joys of winter in New England.

And it's going to snow again on Friday! Woo.

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You Are Having a Typical Day



You are creative and easily inspired. You see so much eye candy in the world around you.

You are a very organized and even scientific person. You like figuring things out.

Your thoughts are very far away from what's going on right now. You have something important on your mind.

You are quiet and reserved. You feel most at ease when you are able to keep to yourself.



It always freaks me out when theses quizzes nail things with such weird questions ... but this is pretty much right on. :::shivers:::

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10 comments:

Dru said...

I hope you don't have to wait too look for a reschedule of DD's shadowing.

You Are Having a Challenging Day

You are creative and easily inspired. You see so much eye candy in the world around you.

You are a very organized and even scientific person. You like figuring things out.

Your thoughts are very far away from what's going on right now. You have something important on your mind.

You are friendly and easygoing. You're generally happy with who you are and the life you lead.


This is really accurate.

Have a good Wednesday.

Maria Zannini said...

The cancellation was probably good for DD. It gives her a chance to get used to the idea for a little longer.

What's cute is that a year from now she'll probably wonder why should was so nervous in the first place.

Rachael Harrie said...

Goodness, all that snow sounds terrible. Give me warm weather any day!

LOL, you can tell I live in warmer climes, I'm going to be wondering for ages what happens when snow freezes on your driveway! :) Hmm, maybe I'll google it ;)

That's so cute how they call it "shadowing". I haven't seen that word used in that context before, love it!

Rach

MomJane said...

This is very true. You are right, how do they know?

You Are Having a Typical Day
You have a high opinion of others and yourself. You give everyone the benefit of the doubt.

You are a very organized and even scientific person. You like figuring things out.

Your thoughts are very far away from what's going on right now. You have something important on your mind.

You are friendly and easygoing. You're generally happy with who you are and the life you lead.

Angelina Rain said...

More snow again? And I thought we had it bad here in Chicago. Lol

Diane Craver said...

Sorry about your weather. It's going to be bad here tomorrow and Friday. We are supposed to get around 7 inches of snow on Thursday, blowing on Friday, then more snow on Sunday. If it wouldn't be for Sara and Amanda liking their programs, we'd go to Florida for a month or so. Our electric bill was so high last time and we don't have the temp. high so can conserve.

Brandy said...

Your snow with sleet situation sounds like what we had last week. But, we're not used to it and it shut our area down for almost four days.
I'm sure the 'shadowing' will go well once it actually comes to pass.

You Are Having a Typical Day
You have a strong sense of humor, and that includes a tendency to make fun of yourself.
You are a very organized and even scientific person. You like figuring things out.
Your thoughts are very far away from what's going on right now. You have something important on your mind.
You are quiet and reserved. You feel most at ease when you are able to keep to yourself.

Pretty close.

I hope you have an enjoyable day.

KarenG said...

We got a little skiff of snow today, but when I went outside it felt more like March than Jan. reminding me that spring WILL come, and in fact is just around the corner.

Wendi Zwaduk said...

snowing here, too. was rain, then ice, now blech.

Probably just as good that I'm not in the same room with you. I'd prolly have the same music as DH going...loud and driving you crazy. But that's why you love me. I can drive you crazy by remote.

Tori Lennox said...

I was hoping for more snow pictures! :)