We've been watching summer movies this week. Movies with warm weather, maybe a beach or too... Why? It's just a tad cold here right now.
For instance, today I got a phone call from my friend Amanda. "I know you have to go to town today, so go out right now and make sure your car will even start." Hers took several tries before it quit dying on her. Luckily I didn't have any problem with mine. But the thermostat on her car said 4 degrees. That's right.
And when I got back from town I turned on the tv to catch some of the noon news. The weather lady was talking about the current temperature with the windchill. I missed the actual temp, but the wind chill was making it feel about -7 out there. -7! With a negative on the front of the 7! I will not be walking to the end of the street to get Nathan from the bus stop. I will be driving. Thankfully Friday is the last day of school before Christmas break.
Speaking of which....
I CAN'T WAIT! (It is at this point that the power went out on base, apperantly, and my computer shut down. By the time the power came back on I was slightly busy- and so I am finishing this at 9:30. Mostly since everyone else is already in bed!)
After I pick up Oren from school on Friday, early release too, I don't have to get all three up and ready before the sun even wakes up for 2 weeks! I don't have to drive down to town twice a week for therapy for 2 weeks! I can just sit and veg. For 2 weeks!
I know stuff will still have to get done. There will still be errands and dishes and laundry and the entertaining of children. I will still have piano lessons. There will still be meals that need made and projects that desperately need finished. Anyone remember those food storage shelves? They still aren't up yet... And there will be snow that will need played in, seeing as how it is supposed to be good and stormy with plenty of white stuff falling this Thursday and Friday. A white Christmas? Maybe!
I think there may be naps that need taken, hot cocoa that needs drunk, and pancake recipes to try. Possibly even hugs that need to be given, kisses to rub in "forever", and little boys that need lots of squishies!
Hmmm.... the next 2 weeks may be busier than I thought! :-)