Here is the current view of our back deck:
(Note visibly unhappy cat footprints.)
Things are largely unchanged from last Friday, the one day it actually snowed. Record cold temperatures have kept everything around, and now there’s the complicating matter of roads melting somewhat during the day then freezing and become slick at night. The city isn’t salting or plowing because of budget/road damage/environmental concerns, so the only thing to do, it seems, is wait it out.
Did I mention the schools are all closed again today? And the kids haven’t been in school since last Thursday? And before that they had Thanksgiving week off? And starting on the 23rd, they’re home until January 6th?
Everyone’s going a little stir crazy, is what I’m saying. There’s been some of this:
And a lot of this:
But yeah, this soooooooooooooooooooooort of stopped being a fun change of pace a few days ago.
If you have suggestions for activities, distractions, or projects that don’t involve glitter, I would LOVE to hear them. At this rate, I’m not sure anyone will be leaving the house until 2014.