Saturday, December 19, 2009
I think it's official. We're snowed in. We must have 18 inches of the white stuff at this point. I have spent the entire day in sweatpants (this happens very rarely).
All of our weekend plans have been cancelled. My father-in-law made the wise decision to stay safely at home. Driving from Staten Island to here wouldn't have been a good idea. And when you consider that the city hasn't come to plough our street, I don't think he would have been able to get to our house if he had decided to come here.
Going to Mass tonight didn't happen for obvious reasons. I seriously doubt I'll be able to get there tomorrow, unless our street gets cleared. My religious ed class is cancelled. I feel so bad that the kids won't get to have their party. I had fun things planned for tomorrow's class and now we won't get to do them.
Madeline's soccer game hasn't been cancelled yet, but she won't be going to it. We don't have a car with four wheel drive so we won't be trying to travel roads that are out in the middle of farmland.
We did have our turkey dinner tonight, but even that didn't go as planned. The turkey was a bit too pink, and the stuffing wasn't exactly sticking together. Poor Bryan worked so hard all day to make our dinner and it didn't turn out the way he had hoped. Oscar didn't mind that it wasn't perfect. He was pretty happy to eat some of our turkey scraps.
On a positive note, we have had a very relaxing day. We've watched lots of Christmas movies and have lounged around the house in comfy clothes. (It's a rare occasion when I decide to don a tee shirt and sweatpants.) Ellie was perfectly content to spend her entire day in pajamas.
I suspect that we will be baking my favorite Christmas cookies tomorrow. I could go for a forest of green press cookie trees with sprinkles. My mom gave me a little bag of them a week ago and they didn't last 24 hours.