I can’t tell if it’s still snowing. There’s enough wind blowing the stuff around that I can’t see if it’s coming off the roof or actually coming from the sky. I do know that five minutes outside resulted in four dogs covered in snow. All of them are now cooling their heels in the laundry room until they dry off. I really need a Dutch door on the laundry room so they don’t feel so isolated when they have to be in there.
School has been delayed for two hours due to the weather. This isn’t the first time it’s happened since we’ve been here, but it never fails to surprise me. There isn’t a lot of snow on the ground, maybe two inches at worst. Where I grew up in New York, there really weren’t any sanctioned delays or closings until the snow was a good deal closer to a foot deep. Two inches is nothing. The school delay, however, is something. Hubby’s truck needs shocks, so he started using mine yesterday for his own classes, and he was planning to do it again today. There are two problems with this. One is the simple fact that we own two very different vehicles. Mine is a Nissan Xterra. Serenity is a top-heavy stick shift. His is a huge Chevy Silverado automatic. He’s never driven Serenity in the snow, but he certainly can’t take his. The other problem is that Aneira will be due at school at the same time he’s leaving for his own, unless they decide to shut one or the other completely down for the day. It could happen. The last time we got two inches, about two weeks ago, Aneira’s school did close for the day.
I really don’t want to see that happen. The children have already lost their tiny little minds several times over this morning. I have been steadily yelling at them for an hour. You know, stop fighting, quit picking on your sister, quit screaming, turn down the tv, stop banging on the walls, stop throwing the ball in the house…They’ve only been awake for one hour. I’m ready to go back to bed just from dealing with them! It could be the weather, though. Snowy and rainy days make me want to snuggle down deep in bed and read until I fall asleep. Of course, with two children in the house, such a thing is impossible. Therefore, today’s plan is to put a warp on River. I’ve ignored her in favor of Zoe and Moya recently, so it’s her turn to dress up! I want to play with The Weaver’s Idea Book for awhile. There are a couple of projects in there that look interesting, and the book is primarily for rigid heddle looms like River, so I’d like to find a project that really interests me and give it a try!