Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Aftermath

Here's what I have learned...

A little snow = frolicky fun. A lot of snow = hell, in many different forms.

Let me share...

So, things were going swimmingly for the first 3-6 inches. Dogs were prancing, chasing after the wet snowflakes. Kids were red-cheeked and buzzing with anticipation of even more snow to come. I had actually gotten off my ass and hit the store and was prepared to be snowed in indefinitely.

But then, the snow kept falling. And falling. 12-18 inches later, the scene had changed drastically.

The school bus carrying Moody's swim team home from the meet Friday night got stuck on the icy roads, with the scantily clad and still damp team on the bus, until well after 1:30 in the morning.

Our entire little outdoor winter scene, complete with lighted snowman, arctic seal and penguin was buried, shorted out, and declared DOA by Saturday morning.

The dogs have become overwhelmed and disoriented and have no idea where their invisible fence is. Since they no longer wear their collars, they have been venturing way past our yard and are thisclose to being official runaways. Look for them on this week's edition of 20/20, living under a bridge and selling crack for dog biscuits.

Moody keeps insisting he should be able to be out driving in all this mess and is making our lives miserable. Truly.

Apparently, I miscalculated at the grocery store, and while we still have about $200 worth of cookie dough left, we have been out of actual food food since Saturday afternoon. And who the heck wants to eat cookies without milk?!


13 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Yeah, a little snow out in the yard is great times. A lot of snow out on the roads is sucky, sucky.

Em said...

You actually baked the cookie dough?

Sorry about the mass execution in the front yard - so sad.

I'll keep an eye out for the pups.

Missy said...

We made it out today and forgot the milk! Hang in there!

Denise @ Sunflowers, Chocolate and Little Boys said...

Need me to come over and help eat the cookie dough? I would do that for you Deb, all you have to do is ask!
It is chocolate chip, right?

Jenners said...

You guys got hit really hard down there didn't you? We got about 2 feet or so. That sucks about your Christmas display ... and having the swim team stuck for so long. That has got to be scary.

But at least you have your priorities straight ... I know from experience you can live on nothing but cookie dough for about 5 days.

Beth said...

Sheesh. I've been wondering when I'm going to be grown up enough to remember to get milk when we run out. I can't imagine not having the option to run out to the store.

Hope you guys have a break soon. Until then, I'd start suggesting cookies and snow - a wonderful combination!

Sera said...

YUCK! That is what I do not miss about living in the Midwest. I agree that a few fun, frolicky inches are just lovely, but more than that? Eh, not so much. So glad the swim team got back okay - I'd have been so scared just waiting! Hope it passes soon so you don't have to survive on cookies 24/7, although, maybe weeks or months from now you'll look back and wish you had a legitimate excuse to eat nothing but cookies all day because that's all there was. Hope it melts soon. Guess there's no question of whether or not you'll be having a White Christmas!

Ginger said...

You really got dumped on, I'm glad you are okay, even though you were out of milk.
I did a Walmart run last night because our news said snow...we hardly got any. But thats ok, cause I am ready for summer already.

Under the Influence said...

Too bad you can't convert snow into milk!

Harlene said...

Do you dogs go piddle or worse in the snow? Dieter is not giving in, and I keep locking the door and telling the kids they can't come back till he's filled a bag...tmi?

Kim said...

Oh you awful parents, not letting him drive in it?!?! I can't believe it.

And...that's what you get for having lawn ornaments ;) heehee!!!

Here's praying for sun to come and melt away the snow so you can get to the store!!!

Tiaras said...

Hope you had a wonderful holiday with your family!!

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