Saturday, February 14, 2015

Yeesh! Enough with the Snow!

One of the reasons I like New England is the changes in seasons. I love summer, fall, winter and spring. They all have good things that they bring with them. But the last few winters...they have brought dread. 

And this winter started off so promising...and then...the SNOW CAME in WAVES. Fourth wave is coming tonight. We have not anywhere to put this snow. The streets and driveways are clogged and narrow. The subways and commuter rails are not running very well if at all. School snow days...we have had plenty!

And the cabin at MAXIUM, especially for Chewy.

We have Total Confusion next weekend, looking forward to being able to be in a hotel and do some gaming...and a swimming pool!

 Looking forward to Michael's birthday party...I have some surprises for him!

 If we can just get through this (fourth in four weeks) snowstorm...Chewy and I will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the day we met buy going out just the two of us to an italian steakhouse. Photobucket

Monday, February 02, 2015

#Microblog Monday: Mush Mind

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too.  The newest #Microblog Monday Post is here.

We have had a LOT of snow days here.  Unfortunately, because of work situations, both Chewy and I have had to work from home too.  Which means that while we would like to say that the snow days have been times for educational and informational play time and quality time (and there has been that, don't get me wrong--there has been the many hours of reading and quiet play time, the few hours of the younger one out playing in the snow, while the teenager naps, board games and heart to hearts, etc.), a good portion of the last few days have been television/movie related.

We decided a few weeks ago that we, as science fiction geeks, had been re-miss.  We had earlier poorly introduced Willow to Star Wars.  Poorly meaning we had her watch it, her four year old self did not care too much and was not enthusiastically joyful enough and we stopped there.

So. We started with the old Star Wars trilogy.  She warmed slowly to it, but finally was interested.  And life was good.  BUT, we have Michael, who has to complete the cycle.  So, we also watched the next three movies (even Phantom Menace, a not as bad experience as it once was).  Now the children are obsessed with Star Wars (again).

We finished those movies in record time, so of course...what to watch today, the millionth snow day in a row...why, about five bajillion Gillgan's Islands! A new obsession has been born (again).

Of course I looked to see if there was a mash up of some type...

My brain is as mushy as the snow outside...please tell me normalcy (and school) will happen again.... school tomorrow...iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Roll Out

Well, after over nine months of unemployment, I have accepted an offer for a position at a mid-sized law firm.  So, the "strange normal...