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.