Well that blizzard happened. And so did a bunch of other crazy shit.
We got slammed here in the northwest parts of Vermont. 30 inches or so all in a days time. It was lovely and exciting and a little daunting. I shoveled and shoveled and shoveled some more. My boots got filled with snow, my mittens soaked, and my arms a bit sore, but all in all I came out unscathed and actually quite happy for the massive amount of the white stuff. If it's gonna snow, might as well make it a massive snowstorm. And now thanks to all the snow drifting and city workers blowing the sidewalk snow into the front yard, I now have my very own snow tunnel system. Miley and Judah being the architects and the mr and I the labor. Nothing beats a warm sunny day playing in the snow.
And then there was the furnace that shit the bed. The mr has been dealing with this heater at one of our buildings for a few weeks now and finally during the storm, after a few visits with the plumbers, the old hunk of metal decided it was time. On it's last leg, barely lasting the week, the mr has been obsessively running back and forth to relight the thing just to milk as much heat as possible from it until the plumbers come Monday morning with a all new heating system. (There goes our vacation to the Bahamas. Ok, there was never a vacation planned, but now there won't be one)
To top off a strange week, one nephew (Jackson) broken an ankle and another (Alex) is in the hospital after his appendix almost exploded. Then we attended an elementary school play where Miley played a bum and a knight and Judah dance like a rat. A day with Sophia throwing snow at the mr and leaving a trail of glitter all over house and car.....What a week. What a week indeed.
I feel like today is kind of a make up day for all the shit that I didn't get a chance to do the past few days. A little paperwork, a bit of cleaning, grocery shopping. But if I am good and get it all done early enough I hope to escape to the trees and spend part of the day outside being calm and quite. I think I can make it happen. I need to make it happen.
Things on the internet that I found on the internet.
-This is 100% accurate to my life. Everything Always Takes Longer Than You Think
-California Deserts In 'Super Bloom' Thanks To A Wet Winter. Wish I could get out there and see it.
- I don't want to be soft. I want to be human that can handle physical labor. How Does A Nepalese Porter Carry So Much Weight?
-This LEGO Tape Lets You Turn Anything Into Lego-Compatible Surface. The things I would lego tape.
-I am not one for commercials but this one was really sweet. This French Grocery Store Commercial Will Make You Cry
-I find that when the littles see me eating a vegetable, they want to then eat that vegetable too, sometimes even stealing the food right off my plate. It's ok, I can share. Save Hide And Seek For The Playground: Why Kids Should See Their Veggies
-Boaty McBoatface Prepares For First Antarctic Mission. Boaty McBoatface. Hahahaha
-Not going to lie, but I don't play Monopoly. I am more or a hungry hungry hippos or Sorry kind of girl. But I bet some people will be excited. Or pissed. Meet the New Monopoly Tokens: A Rubber Ducky, a T-rex and a Penguin
-How Candy Stretches Around the World. I have the hook, now I have to get stretching my own.
Pictures from the past week.
Have a fantastic day!