Saturday, March 28, 2009

Ice, Ice Baby

Last night we were unfortunate enough to be in the middle of America caught in a giant winter storm. It is even more unfortunate for Doc because he worked in the ER and spent the night at the hospital last night and is on call all weekend. I don't even know if he will make it home due to the ice that has coated every inch of our town and there is snow forcasted for this morning and afternoon.

We have just tried to make the best of it! Last night I made a fire in the fireplace and we roasted marshmallows!

We used those marshmallows to make smores....

which Southern Gentleman found very tasty!

We played a little bit...

then had a slumber party in our room. (Mainly because there is a gas fireplace in there and we lost our electricity from about 10:00pm until 2:30 am.) We stayed all toasty and warm!

Before we made it to bed, Lou helped me and we hung all the laundry in the washer to dry in the butlers pantry because we didn't know when the electricity would come back on and we didn't want mildewy clothes!

We woke up (bright and shiny early) and got some breakfast. As the sun began to rise and the snow began to fall, the tree damage became visable! Let's just say, I think our neighbors will be really glad they didn't go ahead and pull 10 feet further up in thier driveway!

Our trees took some hits, too! Fortunately, it just made a mess in the yard and didn't damage anything.

We will see what the rest of the weekend will hold...probably more snow and due to the flickering electricity a second ago, I'm wondering if we are headed for more power outages! Hopefully Doc will make it home although I'd almost rather him stay at the hospital than drive back and forth this weekend (at least the traffic should be minimal and we only live about 6 blocks away!)

And I think there will definitely be a nap on the agenda, too! SG is already out next to me as I type... Hope you all have a great refreshing weekend! Stay warm and safe!


Unknown said...

I wanna come to your house and make smores! smores? smore what? heehee You're killin' me Smalls! :)

Kim said...

I have one of these blogs to post, too....I just decided to take that NAP first. :) Glad y'all stayed toasty last nite!

Sondre Lyn said...

Oh gosh! What a mess! I have to say I am not a fan of snow and am so glad that I don't have to deal with it. (Currently.) I don't know where God is taking us next, but you can be sure I am hoping it doesn't include snow and ice! (Can you say Ukraine? There is an opening there that coincides with our next move. Yikes!)

I love how you make the best your circumstances! Instead of lamenting the fact that the power is out, you manage to do some chores AND organize some fun for your kiddos! What a great mom you are! :D

I also loved the post you wrote about your husband going out on call. It does my heart so much good to know that people (you cannot be the only one!) are praying for our doctors and nurses and patients during those difficult times. THANK YOU!