Samuel Jerome and Richnightder

Samuel Jerome and Richnightder
Our boys in Haiti

Thursday, November 6, 2008

It's beginning to look a lot like winter

You know the weather is bad in your area, when the anchorman from The Weather Channel shows up to do live reports.

It started to rain very hard last evening and quickly turned to freezing rain. Then oddly, it began to lightning and thunder. At the same time, it began to sleet and then turned to snow. It is now a raging blizzard outside with 50mph winds and almost zero visibility. Marc is slowly making his way home on the backroads as the highways are glazed over and they are getting close to closing the major roads.

All this snow makes me want to slip away to something tropical and blessed by warm ocean breezes. I also picture in my fantasy, a very handsome, dark-skinned cabana boy and an endless supply of Long Island Iced Teas. Ideally, my island fantasy will not require me to take anti-malarial medicine; those are nasty tasting and have unpleasant side-effects. 'Nuf said!

Fantasies are wonderful things. I often picture myself escaping from my children and not leaving a forwarding address. But then reality bites me back into conciousness and I realize that I am soon to be the mother to 4, count 'em 4 kids. in the hell did that happen?? I had better find a reliable escape mechanism before the new boys are home or I will be a real loon.
The above picture is of Marc and the neighbor clearing our driveway. What a beautiful North Dakota Autumn day.


Jen said...

Nice to know someone else is enjoying the beauty of winter!

Kristi said...

You crack me up. Now not only are you the mom of 4 kids - 3 of those little darlings are BOYS!!!

So far we have really lucked out in the snow department but today it is downright freaking cold out! My car was frozen SOLID this morning and I couldn't find my ice scraper so there I am 10 AFTER 8 using my credit card to scrape my windows - I hate winter!!!!

Angela said...

I heard this morning on the radio that you were having a blizzard. I am now thankful looking out my window with the pouring rain. I will take rain anyday over the snow.
Take care!

Tifanni said...

Holy Crap-We only got about 3 inches and we live in the tundra :)

4 kids??? I grew up in a house with four kids and look how well I turned out-Good Luck :)