Sunday, April 19, 2009

My Pollyanna is Showing

Dear Colorado,

I'm such a positive, look-on-the-bright-side type person I just can't help it.

So yesterday's storm didn't turn out to be so bad.

Yes, it snowed all day.
Yes, it was unexpected.
Yes, it was APRIL.
Yes, I ate like a pig.

But there were some good things that came out of this. Some very good things.

1) These two

had fun bonding out in the snow. They trudged around the backyard, made snowballs, caught snowflakes on their tongues, made snow angels and had a grand ole' time.

TBone took care of the satellite dish problem all on his own (thank goodness it wasn't up on the roof).

Gty braved the storm to go get me some Dr.P, btw. Just in case you were worried about me/my sanity. He knows when he is needed and he steps up to the plate. Oooooooor, he didn't want to have to deal with me detoxing while we are all cooped up in the house. Regardless of his motivation he saved the day.

Also, JBird's baseball game was, obviously, canceled. I like watching his game but I also like them being canceled. Can't explain it.

We popped popcorn and watched TV/snuggled on the couch/read/did puzzles. I loved knowing we were goin' no where and no neighbor kids were going to come over and want to play.

Adult session of stake conference was canceled Saturday night. ::ahem::

It was Saturday anyway. It wasn't like they canceled SCHOOL or anything. That woulda been tragic.

And the best part???

Here is the only clothing required to shovel snow today after Stake Conference....

It was gorgeous today! You really stepped it up!! It's supposed to be high 60s tomorrow and creeping up and up until finally it'll be low 80s on Thursday. You certainly like to keep things exciting and spicy, don't you?

TBone wasted no time (changing into appropriate clothes) after church to throw his boots on and get to work.

But then it became more about building a dam in the gutter/raging river with the snow rather than actually getting the snow off the driveway.

They played out there for hours. TBone actually has a sunburn now.

So I apologize, Colorado. I know now that sometimes you know best. I'm sure our grass will be greener now because of this last bit of precipitation. And I would have had ZERO pics of the kids playing in the snow this year had it not been for this sweet surprise.

I will never doubt you again.

Lovingly Yours 'Til The Day I Die,



Jenny said...

This is definitely the kind of snowstorm I like. You get one day of hanging around the house, watching movies or whatever, and then it melts the next day and it's nice outside. Way better than those January storms that stick around forever and make the roads icy and slick.

Memzy said...

Breaking the sabbath.

Memzy said...

That's all I could come up with. ^^^

Landee said...

What, exactly, is breaking the sabbath?

Cristin said...

aww, I'm glad you kissed and made up.

Flem said...

Shoveling snow to get to church in order to honor the sabbath is breaking the sabbath.

That is her central valley coming out, just ignore it.

And my Dear CO letter is just deflated now.

ManicMandee said...

Glad it all worked out ok. The pictures and something to post about made it definitely worth it.

Markie23 said...

Glad you came to your senses. This is exactly how I felt about our last storm. We didn't even HAVE to shovel it melted so quickly. Today - mid 70's. LOVIN IT!!

Jenny ESP said...

We had to have a water balloon fight on the sabath in order to cool off enough to attend church. It's not our fault we live in the desert. HF understands these things.

Katie said...

I think you could sell that picture of Beebs shoveling in her little skirt and short sleeves to someone. Not me, but someone. Now that I think of it, maybe not. You don't know what kind of perves are out there, and if CPS got a hold of it, they might not understand the sitch.

Also, does that mean you are only one step away from hell?

danandcami said...

That is definitely Colorado for you!! Glad you enjoyed it!