Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Snow Day

I was transported back to being eight years old today...well, kinda. We had a big snow storm move in yesterday, really our first of the season. We were offered a fine layer of freezing rain that turned the road into a slippery bathtub, and then we were blanketed by some seven to nine inches of snow.

Awesome, or so the little boy inside me cried. Well, not really so awesome when you consider that I spend most of my days on the road.

I woke this morning to find the beautiful white covering and did what any working man without a teenage son would do. I strapped on my boots, pulled on my hat, and started blazing a path to my car door. That done, I got myself ready for work, and then went about using the path I had just made to go out and test the roads. I got as far as a half mile outside of town, found a couple of cars already in the ditch, and decided the trek to work wasn't worth it. Really, my main reason for getting to the office would be to then travel another 25 miles further east to where I had a meeting set up for 9:30. There was no chance of actually making it that far in that amount of time, so I turned around and headed home.

Fortunately, I keep a contact list with phone numbers and the like with me when I travel so the day wasn't a total loss. I spent the next several hours making phone calls and double checking on projects.

The snow day is giving Katie (whose school was cancelled along with everyone else's in a hundred mile radius) and me some time to do a few other things. Butlers was calling my name from about four different directions for one thing, and there is a few household things we will be able to catch up on. (It always amazes me how that laundry keeps piling up day after day as if we were getting more things dirty.)

I guess in the end I will have to give in to my eight year old self and enjoy the snow day even if I won't be spending the day building a snow fort or playing Nintendo.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Productive Weekend

We had a very productive weekend! We were finally able to spend time at home and get some things accomplished.

Here is our list of tasks we were able to cross off:

1. Grocery Shopping
2. Cleaned Bathroom
3. Did Dishes
4. Decorated outside with Christmas lights, garland, and tree
5. Wrote our Christmas poem to send out with our Christmas cards
6. Put all of the laundry away
7. Swept and mopped the floors
8. Made a card for Thatcher's birthday
9. Wrapped all the Christmas presents
10. Fixed the vacuum
11. Vacuumed the whole house

We even had time to watch a movie, take a nap, read books, and lounge around.

I'm trying not to focus on the fact that our Christmas tree is still lacking ornaments. :)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

28 Weeks

Thanksgiving weekend was a lot of fun. We managed to make it to Ryan's aunt's house for Thanksgiving dinner and to my Grandparent's house for dessert. On Friday, Mom and I were up and ready to shop by 3:00 AM. We got lots of great deals, and I'm now done with our Christmas shopping! For the remainder of the weekend, we spent time with Ryan's family.

I'm officially into my 3rd trimester!! We had a doctor's appointment today...time for the glucose test. We will hear about the results tomorrow. Baby has been moving around like crazy the last few weeks. Seems like the baby has been most active at nighttime and when I am trying to sleep.

We put up our Christmas tree tonight. We only went as far as putting on the lights...ornaments are for another night when it isn't so late.

I will leave you with a current belly picture! :)