So we're knee deep in day number five of snowed in, too cold to play outside and "oh my God will you just be quiet for five minutes!" My house is a disaster. Mopping is done in vain at least once every day. I am finding humor in places I shouldn't. Come heck or high water, we have to get out of here if even for ANOTHER grocery run. The food consumption this week has been insane. Three more inches of ice are expected overnight. I might cry.
Rumor has it the Harlan, KY police department has issued a warrant for Elsa's arrest. I second that motion. I want spring wardrobes, tulips and green grass. I need to send my children out of the house, even if for a few hours. Spring. I need spring.
It hasn't been all bad, this blistering cold week. The sun has come out almost every day and the bright white snow has elevated it's effect. I have caught up on some of the reading the lovely people at Amazon gifted me. Some recent favorites The Antelope in the Living Room by Melanie Shankle, A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet by Sophie Hudson, Bittersweet by Shauna Niequist and Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. The first three reminding me of the blessing of friendship and marriage. The last was raw and difficult but full of redemption too.
We've played all the games. We've worked on some school projects. We've baked and eaten too much. At one point, Lauren and Kate were holding me hostage for a High School Musical marathon and I about lost my ever loving mind.The weekend promises more of the same. My kindle and I will be curled up in hiding somewhere. Fortunately my parents were here last weekend so I still have some chocolate. There is a strong chance we will all survive two more days of this. Please let it be only two more days.
In adorable news, Ty wishes he had the money for a ninja costume. Until that day he has decided red on red on red works quite nicely.