Hint: It ain't an IPod.
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Okay, so it wasn't quite this. It was about like this, though. This was taken 2 hours after I had gotten up. Within an hour of me getting up and out of bed and ready to go, there was about an inch and a half of lake effect snow already on the ground (and covering my car which had been for the most part clean since the snow stopped before I got home yesterday). Schools started canceling left and right. Lily's school was one of the last... I did a happy dance. And then I realized that on this auspicious occasion of the very first snow day my child was to experience ever (and probably one of the few that ever happens seeing as how they NEVER cancel school in South Bend), I had to wake her up to see the wonderful stuff that was now falling at an insane amount outside.
Casey also had the day off due to his leg, but we had to wander out to the doctor's office. Let me tell you, I am glad we have a 4 wheel drive vehicle, but at the same time when it's so bad that even your 4 wheel drive is slipping occasionally... Yeah, no one should be out in that muck. I later found out that my school was open this morning, but closed 4 1/2 hours early and there were no evening classes. I'm crossing my fingers that we have another snow day tomorrow, but it doesn't look like that will happen. A girl can dream, though, right?
UPDATE: It is almost 10:30 PM and it started snowing around 7:30 PM. According to the Fox 28 weather guy, the airport (which is less than 5 miles from our home) has recieved 4 inches since 6 PM. That's an inch an hour folks. On top of that, we've got a lake effect snow warning that is in effect until 1AM, so I just wonder what the rest of the evening holds. I looked outside a few minutes ago and it was still snowing rather heavily. I can see to the end of the street and that's about it. I was going to say it's fuzzy after that, but I think a better description would be that it's fluffy. Haha. I know I was missing winter, but this is getting a little ridiculous.
Monday, January 29, 2007
Saturday, January 20, 2007
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Yesterday I noticed that Lily's eyes were kind of blood-shot looking (pink in nature) and she had been rubbing the left one. I have never had any kind of experience with pink eye, so I wasn't sure what to look for. Casey and I looked it up on the internet and yeah, it kinda looked like one of the pictures we saw, but her eye wasn't oozing or tearing (which is a common symptom apparently), so we were like "Let's see where it goes." Maybe she had just scratched her eye or something.
Off we went to Medpoint this morning (like we could get in at the doctor's office so late in the morning... if you don't call by 8AM, there's no way you'd get an appointment!), and we sat and waited and then we were seen. Lily was scared of the doctor for some reason and broke out into tears. But, a blue lollipop later, she was calmed down and the doctor said "Yep, that's the beginning of pink eye. Have a prescription."
Anyone want to take a gander at how I'm going to put eye drops into a 7 year old kid that faught hard against having a light shone into her eyes?
Due to the "infectious nature" of pink eye, Lily has been ordered to stay home for 24 hours. So, you know that means that I have to stay home for 24 hours. Fun fun fun! So yeah, I will spend the next 24 hours playing with my kid and cleaning the house. Anyone wanna bring me some Panera Bread CO. soup?
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
I think this is the part where I say Merry Christmas....
Monday, January 15, 2007
I found this wonderful picture by photographer Danny Burk of snow covered trees here in South Bend. The photo was dated January 2006.
This is what winter should look like. Instead, it's raining, cold and there isn't a stich of snow anywhere. It is, in fact, quite nasty outside. It's just not snowing.
While I enjoy the nice temperatures we've been getting (I hate the cold), I have to admit that I'm ready for the snow. So, c'mon weather guy, where is it?
Monday, January 08, 2007
2) Attempting to get my dad to go to a gay bar (Truman's) is easier than I thought it would be. He was all for the idea. I, unfortunately, was ass tired by 11PM on a Saturday evening. I felt very old. Dad, thankfully, humored me by staying home (after procuring some hot chocolate and CD-R's from Walmart) and watching Domino.
3) My hair is going through a VERY AWESOME phase. I have, unfortunately, jinxed myself and it will now suck for months on end.
4) Brakes are a very important thing for a car to have. I learned how to change not only the brakes but the rotors on the front end of my car this past weekend. I didn't have a chance to chance the back ones, nor did I have the chance to replace the brake fluid (which desperately needs to be changed) BUT I feel confidant that, with cell phone in pocket, blue tooth securely fastened to my ear and several phone calls to my dad, I can definitely (to quote Larry the Cable Guy) "git 'r' done." Oh, and I think that if I can actually find the old stereo from the Jeep in the chaos that is the garage (it's really not that bad, but Casey's version of accessible and mine are completely different, height-wise that is) I can fix that whole lack of stereo problem I've been having.
I have decided to make 2007 the year of "Do It Yourself, Jess!" That's kind of my new year resolution of sorts, I guess, just do it myself. Right? Right. So, now, let's see how far I get on this one. Not that I'm being negative, I just really don't plan a lot of do it yourself projects. I will, however, finish painting the living/dining room, though (need more trim work done and maybe a 3rd/4th coat would be nice?). So yeah. And stuff. Oh, and I think I'll throw in one of those "loose 20 pounds" thingeys for good measure.