Friday, February 27, 2009

Fun Facts Friday... Copied From Erin, Who Stole It From Tess

* After a few weeks of warm(ish) weather- think around 38-40 degrees- because it's all relative yo- we are back to cold and snow. Yesterday, it was blizzarding AND thundering AND lightening (lightening-ing?).

* The snow is pretty. I am getting really sick of my fellow statesmen kvetching about "wanting it to be spring". Listen up folks- YOU LIVE IN MINNESOTA. IT IS FEBRUARY. WE DON'T HAVE SPRING IN FEBRUARY IN MINNESOTA. *Ahem* But srsly.... why bitch about it when it's the same every year, and we all know it's going to be the same every year?

* My 2 year old handed me her paci recently and declared "It's bad fow my teef" and that was the end of it. Trueeffingstory.

* She also decided to sleep in her "big bed" the next day. So we took down the crib. And she's sleeping fine- without her paci AND her crib.

* After a semi-rough night wherein I had Kate hogging my pillow from 2-4am and then Marin hollering incoherently at 4:30 am, and wherein I finally climbed into bed with Marin because she could not be quieted (dreaming perhaps? dunno) and besides my pillow was being hogged in my own bed, and wherein I then felt promptly and blissfully asleep, I was suddenly roused by the swish swish swish of someone entering the room wearing snow pants. It was Joan. She said "Mom, Charlie is here. We're leaving. Have a good day."

* This was immediately followed by David staggering in, OBV just waking up himself.

* Yes, that's right. My 2 kindergartners got themselves completely ready for school while David, Marin, and I all slept peacefully. They dressed, ate breakfast, put their gym shoes in their backpacks, and put their coats, hats, mittens, snow pants, and boots on, and they were standing ready when their carpool arrived.

* Besides being hilarious on many levels, I now see NO REASON WHATSOEVER to get up and get them ready.

* I have fallen off the Picture a Day wagon... dead batteries, too many days sitting around in my dreary house, lack of motivation, ETC. However, I'm getting back in the saddle. Because it's almost March. And even though March, for all intents and purposes is still winter in this climate, she does tend to throw us a bone or two, in the form of spring-ish days.

* Also, I happen to love March snowstorms. I mean, FU Mother Nature. SNOW ALL YOU WANT. It won't last long now! BWAH, HHAHAHAHAHAH. Also, March snow is almost always good "snowman snow".

* And YES there is such thing as "snowman snow". Not all snow is suitable for making snowmen. ONLY Snowman Snow is. In order to craft a snow object, the snow needs to be heavy, wet, and melting. Also: Sticky. Snow in Jan/Feb is usually fine, powdery, and not sticky.

* Wordtwist (a Facebook app) is very addicting.

Happy Weekend!


Kelsey said...

Amen on the snowman snow. Harper hasn't had good snowman snow in the last two winters. We've tried. I am kind of crossing my fingers for a March snow myself (apparently the same rules apply in Ohio).

Last year we did have a March blizzard, but I was in the hospital, trying not to give birth to Michael!

I'm so impressed with the girls - I would also fail to see a reason to get up any longer. :-)

Anonymous said...

Good grief. Your baby grew up overnight! That is too funny about the girls getting themselves ready for school!!!

Pickles and Dimes said...

The snow we got last night was categorized (by me) as Effing Heart Attack Snow. I shoveled a thin path for Jason to follow with the snowblower and by the time I was done (the snow was HEAVY and frozen into giant SLABS of MEANNESS), I was out of breath and ready to die.

But I won our office pool about how much snow we were going to get, so TAKE THAT, winter! I'm profiting from you!

That's so cute that the girls got ready all by themselves!

d e v a n said...

omg - your kids sound amazingly self-sufficient! Good job!

Midwest Mommy said...

Wow, just handed it over just like that...I am impressed!

Kristin C. said...


I seriously say this daily to my fellow jackassed Illinois-ains. This is my GREATEST pet peev during the winter months. This along with people CONSTANTLY asking about the road conditions. SERIOUSLY??!?!?!?! Let's talk about SOMTHING ELSE.

Also, thank you for the advice to email the in laws. I'm writing a rough draft now.

Kristin.... said...

Here in Maine spring arrives on Memorial Day, then it promptly turns to summer, which ends on the 4th of July. :)

WE have had almost 3 feet of new snow in the last week. Last year in mid-April we were still shoveling down the snow pile in the front lawn.

misguided mommy said...

there soooooo is snowman snow. its the same as snowball snow, which i taught my california husband about, by smashing a snowball in his face when he laughed at me for saying, BABE IT'S SNOWBALL SNOW!