Monday, February 7, 2011

Things I Learned Last Week.

After being snowed in and bound to the house for the majority of the week, I made several realizations about life.

* The Cosby Show is arguably one of the greater shows ever produced.

* Playing in and walking through the snow is crazy good exercise.

* Family time is invaluable.

* Snow ice-cream is delicious. And super fattening when you use sweetened condensed milk. Oops.

* After a week of subzero temps, 30 degrees truly feels spring-like.

* Masterpiece Theatre is fantastic television.

* The world would be a better place if we all adapted a "small town" frame of mind and helped each other out in crisis instead of looking out for number one.

* Loungewear becomes uncomfortable after so many days. Jeans feel amazing when you haven't had them on in awhile.

* Makeup and hair rollers make you feel like a million bucks.

* Routine is good for regular life. But in a snow storm when real life is out the window, lunch is anywhere between 12 - 2pm, a nap is thrown in somewhere after, and supper often makes it's appearance around 8pm.

* Fires prove to be the coziest, most soothing little morale booster.

* Everything is an adventure when there is snow on the ground.

* It feels so much better to lay down at night wen you've actually DONE SOMETHING that day.

* There is such a thing as too much rest. See above.

* It's important to support the locals either during or after a storm of this magnitude. They've likely lost a lot of money while being closed! (I learned this from a small burger joint we dined in after an emergency doctor's appointment for Levi during the storm! Bless their hearts - glad we chose to eat there rather than Burger King!)

* My child would stay in the snow for 8 hours if I let him.

* Stores should have a "secret sled stash" for times like these. We searched a dozen stores and every place was sold out. We finally found an inflatable "baby sled" at a children's shop that ended up working great.

* My husband is the best little ice driver in all the land. And the cutest, too.

What a great week. I'll forever remember the Oklahoma Blizzard of 2011.

9 comments:

  1. The thing I love about snow storms is how it forces my family to pause our busy lives and spend some time together at home:)

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  2. I'm so glad you mentioned about supporting local businesses! As a small business owner, it is frustrating when I have to close down for snow. I get it of course, but my bottom line does not. :) The Lord provides kind and caring people like you though! :)

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  3. I agree about supporting local businesses. While so many wondered and worried about the road conditions in order to get to Wal Mart, I was happy to shop at the local grocer and so appreciated their hard work. I just wish people would remember that it is not the stocker or the clerk's fault that the milk truck couldn't get there! Ease up people.

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  4. So funny you mention the Cosby's. My husband says he will get a little of his fathering advice from Cliff. How funny! Sounds like you had a great week!

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  5. I definitely understand what you mean about having too much rest! When I don't HAVE to be on a routine, I get lax and then my whole world is thrown off! I love a good break, but there is definitely the possibility of having too much of a good thing!

    I have to admit, though, that I'm a little jealous. No snow days in Arizona! Just really cold temperatures (for us, anyways!).

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  6. I'm hearing you'll get another chance to learn it all over again this Wednesday!

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  7. Great lessons. I concur on The Cosby Show- it's fantastic!

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  8. Well the Great Blizzard of 2011 is not over yet...if what they say is coming, really comes!

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May the Lord bless you and keep you safe today! Thanks for the comment, friends! :)

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