so, we can really get away with categorizing this weekend under one word NEMO but gosh so far you've got, what, six hundred and fifty two new posts in your google reader that have to do with the blizzard that was? well! make it six hundred and fifty three!
we had a blizzard. it kept coming and coming. and it ended up being super fun because a) we didn't lose power--this being the chief reason b) we have a snow blower and thus are not trapped by the never ending snow c) the kids already had the day off. steve had the day off too which had him mostly hemming and hawing about how he could've easily taught his morning class because the snow really didn't start until after that and blah blah blah STEVE IT IS A DAY OFF ENJOY IT. we started friday morning on the right foot... with a roaring fire, watching seabiscuit (horse movies that make me cry for the win always), and popcorn. and then it began to snow and basically didn't stop for 24 hours.
william and jordan, always the adventurers, decided at about 8:30 pm friday night (mostly due to william's prodding) to walk to a nearby gas station in the crazy winds and snowy swirls to get the really crappy hot (lukewarm?) chocolate that was undoubtedly awaiting them despite the fact that we had whole milk and starbucks hot cocoa mix in the house. it makes perfect sense and so i didn't question it. what can normally take about a half hour took them about two but, like i said, i didn't question it.
meanwhile, i sat by the fire, sending my wishes up to the power gods that we would keep ours and contemplating... should i shower now in case we lose power? should i just do the 'ol dry shampoo routine if my hair gets nasty and power's gone for days? that is, until steve informed me that he already filled the bathtubs in case of a power outage and so... last-chance cleaning was thereby thwarted.
what else? well, we went sledding, of course. and after a day of snow-play had us coming in the house too late to think about a gourmet dinner, i threw some frozen pizzas in the oven. which brings me to my next point. i consider myself a bit of a, oh, foodie? i mean, i'm not a foodie like some people are foodies, but i'm like 70% foodie. and i eat frozen pizzas? is that even ok? they're red barons which, by frozen pizza standards, is pretty good if you ask me but still. it's embarrassing. and even more embarrassing when i saw this pizza that ashley threw together that had my mouth watering. (still too scared to attempt it. but! fascinated by the fact that some pureed san marzanos and salt is it as far as sauce goes!)
alright, moving on. i said fresh and simple didn't i? the kids made a crazy snow maze on this tiny frozen pond by our house and, i tell you what, if i were a kid i would've thought it was crazy fun. i did think it was crazy fun and i'm not technically a kid any longer so, you can imagine. excited kids. steve, parker and i visited for a bit and slid around. it had little forts and everything. they stayed all day and came home famished after a day of that good old-fashioned fun makes a parent happy.
that about sums it up. thanks for the fun weekend, nemo.