Friday, February 4, 2011


Yes, we are stranded at home ... at least for the rest of the day.

Schools are closed due to inclement weather, mainly freezing rain.

Roads are closed due to ice. 

Southern Louisianians can barely drive in 74-degree weather, so icy roads would have been a challenge.

Roads closed = No work either.

The whole family at home with really nothing to do is quite enjoyable.

I will be in pajamas for possibly 3 days. That could be one of the best things that has happened in a long time.

A Constant fire burning. Love that.

Hot chocolate for the kids. Coffee for mom. Equally love.
(except for the fact that I ran out of Splenda and had to break the diet by adding a teaspoon of sugar to my coffee ... see? stranded, living in the wild)

Movies galore. Up with the girls last night (Boo Hoo ... sad and depressing). Then they took Despicable Me upstairs so Mom and Dad could watch Social Network (Not sure who rates these movies, but I would not allow my 13-year-old to watch this movie. I propose someone with decent morals become the new movie-rater.) Red tonight.

It's funny how these Southern Louisianians can brave a category 5 hurricane, yet my whole city freaks out over ice. My local Albertson's had no firewood, 2 lbs. of ground beef, 1 can of kidney beans, and a minimal amount of chili seasoning packs. All of Lafayette is having chili tonight (including us) and stockpiling for the long, cold few days.

Beau's working on our taxes. He's being quite productive on this cold morning.

The girls are sleeping late.

I guess I could do laundry. A woman's work is never done. I think I would be correct to say that our jobs are constant, come rain or shine ... just like the mailman.

I'm thinking a nap's on the agenda for sure.

It's a good day, minus my biggest challenge ... staring at the box of Cap'n Crunch in the pantry and not eating any. That makes me sad.

To all my freezing friends, enjoy your days at home!


Laura said...

We're having chili too! Kraig said he got the last pack of ground beef at our Alberton's.

The Hat Chick said...

Stay warm. We have a fire going and Big Daddy is on a conference call. He has been out on the roads once this morning. Thinks he will be able to go in at 11am. Crazy workaholic.

Jen said...

Here in Indy, my kids went back to school after THREE days of being home. Hubby still had to work and it was cold and icy outside. I almost kissed the teachers on the lips this morning.

Cathy said...

Well, the Captain Crunch wouldn't tempt me to much, but if it was Lucky Charms, all I can say is, "Katy bar the door, I'm on my way in!" haha

Be safe and have a wonderful weekend at home!

Amy@My Front Porch said...

Trying not to hate you for having 63 degrees in your 7 day forecast :) enjoy your snow Days!

sara said...

chili last night for us!! it is snowing here....and our grocery store is completely empty of bread, water and we are going to be snowed in for a week! crazy.

enjoy your weekend!

Tammy said...

We are also stranded. Yay me!! Got out of my pajamas long enough to take a bath and put on new pajamas. It's the little things that bring me joy. :) Oh..yeh, we had chili the last two nights. I think I ate my weight in the stuff. But, it was goooood!! Stay warm! Oh..and I definitely decided not to put our "brand new friendship" at jeopardy by ordering those pajama jeans. I do have my priorities. You should be are making a difference in my life already! :)

H-Mama said...

our bread was wiped out at the grocer. crazy and funny all the same. silly southerners.

i haven't seen social network. good, or no?

Jeanette said...

Our girls were out of school for 3 days. My hubs stayed home for 1 and you would have thought somebody had tied him down and took his car keys away. He was able to work from home but he was determined to get out of the house on Thursday! I love to have everyone at home with absolutely no way for them to leave :}

I have never seen a storm as bad as the one we had (thunder and lighting is awesome in a snow storm!). They actually pulled the snow plow guys off the road and told them to wait it out as they could not keep up with the snow coming down.

By the way, you will be pleased to know. Our high on Tuesday will be 8 degrees and -6 as a low! I thought that would make you feel better :} Back to the deep freeze for us crazy Illinois people!

Colored With Memories said...

love jammie days!

our store (kroger) was the same way. they only had the kind of hamburger meat that has like 30% fat. i swear the pound shrunk to half when i drained all that grease!

thankful to be thawing out now!