Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Snowpocalypse 2011 Day 2

Well, yesterday had all the makings of a great Snowpocalypse except for one thing... SNOW!!!

We had plenty of ice... it was kind of like pellets of ice.  And when Don shoveled it, it had the appearance and texture (?) of sand.  Very cool.

Here are some non-snow Snowpocalypse photos from yesterday:

I have come to the conclusion that if I were homebound for much of the time, I would gain significant amounts of weight!  I seem to crave cooking when I'm "stuck!"  Yesterday, I made cinnamon rolls for breakfast and tuna salad later in the day, then "pigs in a blanket" when we got hungry even later.  Yup, we're definitely off our normal eating schedule!

We did a combination of togetherness activities yesterday as well as letting everyone go off and do their alone stuff as well.  In my alone time, I worked on a puzzle, checked Twitter and the Weather Channel app (waiting on the snow!), and read.  It was lovely!

As a family, we played Quirkle and Scribblish, both games the kids got for Christmas!  They're both a lot of fun.  Don and I prefer Quirkle and the kids prefer Scribblish, so we all got our way a little!

We also figured out a good way to get the house cleaned up without overwhelming the family with the magnitude of the project (not that our house was that messy, but it definitely needed some cleaning love).  We set the timer for 15 minutes and all worked really hard on the house for those 15 minutes.  And when the timer went off, we were done.  Then later in the day, we did it one more time.  For only 30 minutes of concentrated effort, the four of us got a LOT of cleaning done!  And it wasn't too boring/overwhelming/tears-inducing for any of us!  :)

We introduced the kids to the "old" crew of Star Trek on a movie last night.  They weren't as bored as they assumed they'd be.  hehe.

We all went to bed knowing school (and work) was cancelled again today, so I thought maybe we'd wake up to loads of snow.  But not to spoil the surprise or anything, there's not much to see here.

I'll update probably only one more time about today's adventures during the Snowpocalypse-without-snow.  It'll contain scintillating stories about cleaning out our closets and such.  Then, I'm expecting the roads will all be cleared off and we'll continue with our "normal lives" starting tomorrow.

Stay warm and safe!


dulce de leche said...

Oooh, I think I will copy you. Star Trek, painless cleaning and yummy food sound like things our family should do, too. We definitely have snow, though. At least 18". One university here has already announced that they are closed the entire week! Mine hasn't, but I expect that Carlos and I will at least have tomorrow off.

Darla said...

Oh, my goodness! 18 inches??? Be safe, and enjoy your snowed-in family time!