Thursday, October 29, 2009

Please Move Here Anyway

I don't want this post to be a deterrent to anyone who is thinking that Colorado is the place for them. It still is the place for them. I've lived in seven states previous to Colorado and I'm tellin ya.... CO is as near perfection as you're going to find. It's practically translated.

Its one flaw (aside from the crazy $$ to register a car) is these random, ill-timed snow storms. I mean really? An October 27-29 snow storm? Why must you? I'm not saying a good snow storm isn't fun, I just wish you'd wait until it was expected & anticipated. Not before I've even had a chance to rake the leaves.

All that being said, it has actually been a really fun couple of days. This is the second day that school has been canceled and we've hunkered down & enjoyed it for what it is. Gty is out of town (he has impeccable timing, doesn't he?) so it's just been the kids & I.

JBird led the crew in a fort building exercise. It didn't amount to much but they tried. I think it ended up being a fort big enough for a rabbit or other small rodent.

TBone's first order of business was to go get all the snow off the satellite dish. His reception was getting all screwy and he (read: I) can't have that on a snow day.

Beebs joined in & can actually hold her own in the snow this year. Last year walking around in it was not so easy. Her snow fun ended yesterday with a snow ball to the face but, you know, it was fun while it lasted.

My fave pic I took with my phone from up on the deck. BeeBee's first snow angel!

Here are the Top 5 Reasons I Love This Snow Storm:

5) I stayed up way late on Tuesday night watching The Biggest Loser so I was happy to wake up, check my email on my phone next to my bed and see school was canceled. I turned off my alarm and went back to sleep until 10am. It was bliss. The email saying today was canceled came last night so I stayed up way too late again catching up on SYTYCD and then never even set my alarm.

4) I had just gone to the grocery store. I have plenty of Diet Dr. P, GoGurts and chicken nuggets to get us through.

3) Tons of stuff has been canceled....and I love a ton of stuff getting canceled. YWs, scouts, TBone's TaeKwonDo, helping in TBone's class, etc.'s like a vacation at home.

2) I burned a bajillion calories shoveling off the driveway. Snow blowers are for chumps (::looking into getting Gty a snow blower for Christmas::)

1) I've been wearing jammy pants for two days straight and haven't started the car since Tuesday. This made playing a board game with my kids actually enjoyable because, c'mon, what else do I have to do?

{plz still move here}


Jenny ESP said...

So is Halloween canceled, or do you have a reindeer with a shiny nose that will save the day? This is the longest Halloween ever. I'm ready for it to be over.

Listen, snow days are fun. I love 'em. But let's see how long these snow days drag on before we put an offer on that foreclosure next door. Its all about the drag.

Memzy said...

There's a foreclosure next door?!! ::putting our house on the market::

Denver Sims said...

Aaaaahhhhh, cancellations! Some people hate 'em, I love 'em! So with you there. PJ's all day....YES!

How much snow did you guys end up with? Would you believe we measured 30 inches! Ack!

Happy friggin' Halloween! =S

Annalisa said...

Clearing snow off of the dish is my favorite picture.

ShelBailey said...

I would love a snow day, if it wasn't for the actual snow. I lived in Utah for 15 years...I hate driving in it, hate shoveling it, hate freezing my rear off (not "off" enough, though, it's still there). BUT, when I could just sit home, sip my hot chocolate and read my book...snow days were great. They had to be weekends, though, emmployers rarely give "snow days". They expect you to suck it up and brave the crap roads and stupid drivers.

My nephew is a dentist in the Denver area somewhere, and they love it there.

eekareek said...

I am moving there!

ManicMandee said...

You got a lot more of that crap than we did. Cool snow angels.

BTW I just bought peppermint bark at Costco---as a gift.

solidgold (a.k.a. our family) said...

Those are great pictures and I have to say...way to embrace the surprise snowstorm! Forts, angels and shoveling.... gotta love it. I love all the cancelled stuff too. You need to start watching GLEE too--or do you?

Glo said...

I have been trying to hide the news of the massive amounts of snow this early in the year in Colorado from mitch...but how can you not want to move some place that has snow days? they are THE BEST!

Markie23 said...

I've wanted to live in CO ever since Mork & Mindy. Of course UT is just like CO but with more pot luck dinners.

Flem said...

You and your state are pretty.

I would move there except I can't afford your demographic.

Plus, are there any low-performing schools in the vicinity? How can I be expected to enroll my kids in one of those hoity-toity high performers?

Annie said...

UT has the snow but no Snow Days... as of yet. What good is snow with no Snow Days.


jill said...

You should move to Alaska. We haven't had snow yet. Yah... global warming, I suppose. We love global warming!

Kim said...

This is nice and all but I came here expecting a Halloween post.