Yesterday was a beautiful snow day. We stayed home. We built a snowman. We played in the snow. We tried to make 40 loaves of banana bread (we got 8 done--mini loaves).
I should of known after a beautiful day like yesterday not to expect much from today. Not trying to be a Debby Downer or anything. Just the law of averages and of Isaac Newton. Though probably not of Murphy!
Let me list for you my day. It started with a decision not to exercise this morning because of the snowfall.
- A call from a school friend's mom saying her daughter was sick and we couldn't get together today. That was okay. We would just reschedule.
- Mittens on my feet instead of slippers because I currently don't have slippers. But I do have mittens.
- Cleaning the house and putting my boys in front of the TV
- Picking my daughter up from school. It took her 10 minutes to get to the office with all the extra winter gear she is now wearing.
- Getting on the road to go to the doctor meant pulling into a parking lot. It took us 40 minutes to drive 11 miles. There was no snow. Just bad roads. But the first snowfall in the Twin Cities is so annoying. Let me tell you how to drive on snow covered roads, people. First, you drive slowly. Maintain a slow but steady pace. Secondly, you do NOT slam on your breaks. Anticipate slowing down as much as possible. And thirdly, keep moving.
- Then, after the doctor, which we were 10 minutes late to visit, we wanted to go to my aunt's house. Except that apparently, I forgot how to get there from our clinic. And I got way turned around.
- I finally found a main road again, but the exit I needed to take was blocked by an......accident. Imagine that! No WAY!
- We were so late to my aunt's house that we only got to spend 20 minutes there.
- After much wailing and gnashing of teeth, I stuffed the kids back into the car to go to Sweet Girl's class to read.
- Lo and behold, we ran into more traffic.
- I yelled at all the cars on the road, giving them a lecture on how to drive in the snow
- We got to the school only 5 minutes late.
- We walked into the classroom, but today wasn't the right day!
When Sweet Girl came home, she told me about HER bad day.
- She didn't get to visit her friend.
- She and her classmates got yelled during recess. (everyone, not just her and her friends)
- AND I came in to read and I didn't get to read and she started crying and was embarrassed when people asked her what was wrong.
So it wasn't just me. It's been one of those days for other people, too!
On a slightly happier note, it's my mother-in-law's birthday! And 2 of our cousins!
So happy happy.
I hope you guys haven't had one of those days!