Bullet Sunday #15 Snow and Stuff

fun in the snow

  • It’s been snowing off and on for a week now but we have not received a single inch of accumulation. On Thursday we were horribly teased by a light dusting at our place, only to watch it melt away by that evening. I wouldn’t even call the dusting we had “snow”. It was slushy wet… goo. So today we tossed the kids into the car and drove the 15-20 minute drive to Amboy and played in the snow at a park we’ve been to several times (there appeared to be leftovers from a festival of Christmas trees… there was some rather …. odd trees still there). There wasn’t much snow (a little over an inch) but it was enough to have some fun and get it out of our system for a while. We also found a snow wall and a very large snowball (base of a snowman?) someone had built before us.
  • Cody is still doing great after having his tonsils out. He did have a painful day yesterday and at one point asked me with big sad puppy dog eyes why it had to hurt. I so wanted to take the pain away for him. I talked him into some pain meds (he hates the taste of it) but when he felt better within a half hour I think he was finally convinced the taste of the liquid pain meds was worth the relief.
  • Cody now has me hooked on Star Wars Legos II. Darn if that game just isn’t adorable and FUN! Cody is pretty fun to play with, except when he gets impatient with me and wants to take my controller away so he can just do it for me. He has played it longer than me so I’ll give him credit there but having a 6 year old act like I’m the dumbest thing he’s ever seen is a bit much. 😉
  • Last night we ‘camped out’ for the first time since we bought this house in February this year. It’s kind of like how the kids camped out on Christmas eve. Camping out for us means we pull out the air mattresses and sleeping bags and sleep on the living room floor by the fire and watch movies together. We can then fall asleep whenever we want right there. We haven’t done it in this house before because the family room isn’t really set up for it. But we figured out a way to make it work and it was fun. I missed doing that.
  • Side effect of camping out: we do laundry in our sleep. Actually I do laundry in my sleep. I woke up at 3 AM last (nooooooo!!!! not the witching hour! damn that movie, The Exorcism of Emily Rose) night because our furnace kicked on and I’m not used to hearing it like that. I got up for a drink of water and noticed Jack or the kids someone left the laundry room door open… and I could see the green “done” light on my washer. Jack Someone did a load of laundry before bed and forgot to put it in the dryer. I knew I’d never be able to go back to sleep knowing that load of clothes was in there, possibly getting stinky by the minute so I put it in the dryer before going back to bed. I ended up having laundry dreams once I drifted back off to sleep.
  • Today I was enthralled by this fascinating love story between a city slicker and a real life cowboy. Not a flashy, fake, cufflinks-wearing cowboy, but a real, honest-to-goodness cowboy. I found the link on another blog because the story’s author was featured on CNN. Her blog looked interesting so I started reading and that’s where I found her story. I read the entire thing this morning over coffee as I related the highlights to Jack, who quickly became just as enthralled as I was. It’s currently left at a major cliff-hanger and I can’t wait for the next installment. What aspired me to read the story all the way through was not only the awesome way in which it is told, but that it’s a true and very REAL story. Jack and I think they should make their story into a movie, it’s THAT good. To see what I’m talking about, mosey on over to The Pioneer Woman. For the love story, start here: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels: A Love Story with the last installment here.

[tags]bullet sunday, playing in the snow, snow, laundry, doing laundry in your sleep, laundry dreams[/tags]

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