Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #4

Thirteen Things To Do When You're Snowed/Iced In

1. Sleep in. Yeah, right, like that ever happens at my house. It's a nice thought, though, especially if you happen to know the night before that the weather will be too nasty to get out.

2. Watch TV. We have watched video after video after video on our two ice/snow days this week. Thankfully, when J watches TV, there's a fair amount of other activity going on, so it's not like we were complete couch potatoes.

3. Make cookies. I made some cranberry walnut cookies today that were yummy. Of course, I can't take credit for the recipe - they were some of those frozen pop-'em-in-a-pan-and-bake ones that I bought from the last FFA fundraiser around here.

4. Jump on the bed. What better way to wear a boy out than letting him jump on the bed when it's way too cold to go jump outside (and when ice covering the driveway makes jumping hazardous at best, injurious at worst)?

5. Run through the house playing "chase me". This consists of J running from one end of the house to the other shrieking, "You can't catch me, you can't catch me!" while I run after him. My mother would be appalled.

6. Take a bath. Hey, if my kid asks to take a bath in the late afternoon, while it's still light outside, far be it from me to say no. Makes bedtime that much easier.

7. Play trains. We got out the Thomas the Tank Engine set today and put it together and played trains for a while.

8. Laundry. J didn't do this, I did, and I didn't actually get any washed, I just folded the stuff that was already clean and got it put away. Hey, it's something.

9. Dishes. I got the clean dishes put up and out of the dishwasher, and put the dirty ones in the dishwasher. Of course, there are more to replace the ones currently in the dishwasher. I never can seem to get completely caught up on that.

10. Read. It was good reading weather, so we did that.

11. Talk on the phone. Of course I had to call all our out-of-state family and let them know we're fine, yes, we still have power, no, we aren't leaving the house today, yes, there's ice. And I had to call work and tell them nope, sorry, J's school is closed and my driveway is again covered in ice, I will not be there today.

12. Drink hot chocolate. I like it, J doesn't. He's just like his daddy, he doesn't do hot/warm drinks. I don't get that, but hey, it just means more for me.

13. Wish for another snow day tomorrow. I wish we could somehow get the rest of the week off - but only if the office is officially closed (it wasn't today, let's not even start on our inclement weather policy, OY), I don't want to burn that much vacation in early January.

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3. Lexa Rosean
4. Celfyddydau
5. Caylynn
6. Dane Bramage
7. Laurence
8. Janie Hickok Siess

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amy said...

sounds like you found a lot of stuff to do. those cookies sounds yummy and I am glad you made good times out of what could have been a very long day

Gattina said...

OMG, so you are also locked in your house ! How awful this weather, I saw some pictures on TV, looks terrible. You should put a weather pixie in your sidebar so that we could follow ! I have one and it's great, I only have to open my blog to see the temperature and the weather outside, it's fun.
We in Belgium are not better ! We have warm temp. 14°C (57) but a storm with 120 km/h (75) ! You almost take off when you go outside.

Lexa Roséan said...

The Witch Dr is IN

Celfyddydau said...

I want a snow day. In UK we are having the same weather as gattina in Belguim. Not supprising really as it's blowing that way from here.

Caylynn said...

No snow in Munich yet this winter, and back home in Ottawa, the only time we ever had a snow/ice day was during the huge ice storm that shut down most of Eastern Ontario and Quebec. No matter how much snow we received, schools and businesses were still open!

Sounds like you found plenty of things to keep you busy while you were snowed in. Happy T13!

Dane Bramage said...

It has been a while since I've been socked in. I treat it like a day off from work. I like sleeping in. But I usually surf the web unless the high speed is out then I just play computer games all day. And sleep some more.

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Laurence said...

I love the #3 !!! :-D

Happy Thursday Thirteen !!!

Janie Hickok Siess, Esq. said...

That video is amazing. Those cars are just sliding around on the ice? Hard for us Californians to believe! We get fog, but not usually ice.

suburbanmum said...

We really need to have snow more often so I can do all those things!

Bubba said...

Laundry? Yuck. Being a guy...I'd rather put on something old and smelly...and go slide around the ice.

Thanks for visiting..and happy TT!