The Long Winter

8 03 2008

Many of you know I am a big fan of “The Little House on the Prairie” books. I think we are experiencing a blizzard sort of like the ones described in book number 6, “The Long Winter.” Well, maybe not, but we are under a blizzard warning all day today. The snow is coming down fast and the wind has been fierce off and on since yesterday.  But I don’t plan to twist hay or burn cow dung for fuel.  It’s not that bad yet.  And I have milk and bread and other essentials in the house so we won’t be hungry.  This would be really fun if it was Christmas Eve. Too bad it’s March and Easter is 2 weeks away.

The real bummer in all of this is that my sister is in town this week and I arranged my schedule so that I could take yesterday “off” and go shopping with her sans kids! Kimmie and I went to one store before we decided that despite our Michigan upbringing and savvy driving-in-the-snow skills, we should probably get back home and out of the nasty weather. She dropped me off at my house and she headed back to West Liberty, leaving us both frustrated at being within 20 minutes of each other and still confined to talking on the phone, just as if she was in Virginia. Oh well, sometimes you gotta roll with the punches.

Now, we’re determined to make the most of this snowy Saturday. Conrad is going to brave the storm and head out in search of sleds and I plan to scrapbook in between loads of laundry.

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