We've been stuck in the house for three days. There have been a few brief excursions, the last of which ended with Rob not being able to get his car back up the driveway. The house is beginning to feel intolerably small (and impossibly messy). All of our normal haunts are closed. Everyone is CLOSED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. Further updates will be posted as available. Be safe and have fun in the snow!
Except that playing in the snow is only fun for about 10 minutes. Then we're back inside the house, cold and wet, snapping at each other over living room clutter and bad kitchen smells. (I thought food and I were making up, but we had another falling out.)
It could be much worse. We have electricity while many people south of us do not. We live close to a main road, so getting to the grocery store hasn't been much trouble. We have fresh muffins and fuzzy boots and a wearable blanket-poncho that looks like a panda. I'm not sure we'd even be feeling this cabin-feverish except that pregnancy symptoms have made me quite the homebody these last few weeks.
Westley's preschool is closed again tomorrow, and I imagine many of our favorite spots will be too. I'm trying to come up with some new-and-exciting activities. Paper airplane races? Make oobleck? Test things with pH paper? Icicle sword fight?
Icicle sword fight. Definitely.