Posts Tagged ‘weather’


Spring it is NOT

April 9, 2016

It is April 9th and both our girls had soccer games while it was flurrying! Crazy and insane weather! T2 and her team had a 1-1 tie and T1 and her team had a 3-1 win. They played at the same time in two different locations. Their schedules this season are the most overlapped in a long time and the Chief is at sea and my bestie is a single parent now. To top things off, T2 has three Tuesday night games, which is scout night. But my bestie and I WILL make this work. We always have, we always will.


Spring, Spring!

March 8, 2016

Is it here? I hope so. But then we had a 70 degree day on Leap Day and snow on Thursday night giving us a 2-hour school delay! And now we are expected to reach record highs this week, set back in 2000.

Crook and Heddie "chase" the sun around the yard on Leap Day 2016.

Crook and Heddie “chase” the sun around the yard on Leap Day 2016.

Crazy March weather!

Crazy March weather!

I am looking forward to Spring, even if it means we get crazy busy with soccer and T2’s last year in middle school. She is currently in the process of applying to the same select advances program as T1. More nerve-wracking the second time around than I thought it would have been. She had her final middle school band concert the other night. The Chief had to ship out early due to a schedule change later this year. But he will be home for her awards night and her 8th grade semi-formal.



Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

December 27, 2013
Merry Christmas to all! Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas to all! Happy New Year!

I’m trying to stay off the computer (FB in particular) for these two weeks the children are on school break but my smart phone is replacing it and I still check e-mail and am beginning to really like Instagram. Really–I’m only on Instagram to stalk my child. Really.

Nothing out of the ordinary for Christmas, just having the Chief home has been great.

Both children managed to throw tantrums on the 21st and 22nd (one each day) and after 5 hours of shopping on the 23rd I was feeling pretty depressed about a lot of things. The freezing rain did not help. How did we go from 70 degrees on the 21st to 38 degrees on the 23rd? My mood improved for Christmas Eve at my in-laws and Christmas Day at my folks.

T2 is under the weather with a confirmed ear infection. I took her to the clinic on the 26th and didn’t even notice I was wearing two different shoes.

The girls and I have been overloading on Doctor Who (maybe too much, according to the Chief who would like us to be a little more productive).

But it has gotten me thinking: if my friend can have a Harry Potter themed 40th birthday (keep in mind, her birthday is just after Halloween), can I have a cosplay costume party for mine? Would anyone come? The Chief will be at sea so he shouldn’t be bothered by the logistics of such an event. T1 would love to come to the party as Katniss and doesn’t think it would cause too much damage to her reputation if I threw such a party.

So if I don’t get back on here to post for New Years, I’ll be on shortly after that. The Chief and I are trying to make plans for our anniversary…



Baby, It’s Cold Outside

October 29, 2012

I am extremely thankful the Chief is home. We currently are safe and dry and we have power. The Chief also managed to score a generator this morning–though we had made contingency plans of bags of ice and even planning to walk through the rain to a neighbor’s to have my medicine stored in her fridge should we lose power.

So far so good.

No school today–and I should have gone on last night to acknowledge that fact to avoid the o-dark-thirty wake up call to tell me my substituting services were no longer needed. And there will be no school tomorrow as well.

It has been a productive day. I have almost planned an upcoming scouting event in its entirety–I just have three more things to type up. I watched two new Halloween cartoons with T1 & T2. Got a quick nap to make up for the early morning.

But what happens if Halloween is canceled? Now I’m actually glad we went to the amusement park earlier than usual this month. Sure it threw off my sense of timing and my inner holiday clock thinks we should be carving a turkey any day now … but at least I got my scare on! Sadly, the scout policy is that if school is canceled so is scouts so we will not be having our party tomorrow night.

I hope T1 & T2 remember these storms. I really only remember one East Coast whopper from my childhood–I just can’t remember the name. Neither of them remember Isabel greeting us in our new home 9 years ago this past September. Irene was kind of a non-event for us last year and a little anti-climactic after the earthquake and the pre-storm. The girls will tell you the “Thursday storm was worse than the hurricane”. But they will also look a little sad as that was our last night with our beloved Cassie.

The Chief has been home for Isabel, Irene, and now Sandy. I’m grateful. I’m thinking we should send the girls to bed early and I’ll put on “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” and make the most of it.

Oo, I’ve been called to dinner–the girls made it! Stay safe!

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