Monday, January 5, 2009


Today was the day that we were going to get "back in the saddle" with our routine... the older girls were heading back to school, Dad was heading to work, Grace would be ready to go to school on Tuesday... the world seemed to be righting itself after 2 plus weeks of chaos.

And then, last night, I watched the weather.

They were calling for a chance of a "wintry mix" of precipitation.

Wintry Mix?!?!?!?!?


If there is a "wintry mix", they might call off school!  This can't happen!  I am telling you friends, this possibility was quite distressing to me...  Rules.  Routine.  Order.  I was craving them.  I needed a little down time without the children.  My CHRISTMAS TREE is still gracing my living room, for heaven's sake!  I haven't set foot in the gym in WEEKS (ok, maybe that's not the kids' fault there, but give me a little creative license! ha ha)

Anyway, I got down ON MY KNEES and prayed that we would not have ice and snow today.


 I needed it!!

And my prayer was answered.  We got rain, and the temperature hovered right at 32 degrees all day, but the roads never got slick.  We had icicles all over the roofs and fences and stuff.  Just enough for the kids to go out after school and play in the cold. 

And now it's melting, so they can go off to school again tomorrow.

Praise God.

That tree is COMING DOWN TOMORROW!!!!!  WOO-HOO!!!!


Amy said...

My tree is still up, too! I feel so much better!!:)

Gettysburg Mom said...

I have a Christmas Tree in the living room and an 8 year old who was sent home early due to wintry mix. sigh.