20081216

Laundry, laundry, laundry

After four days of total chaos we are trying to put some order back into our lives. The kids were home from school today and were all good helpers with getting the house cleaned up and getting the laundry done. We ended up with nine loads of laundry. It's amazing how much more laundry there is when eight people are wearing extra clothes to keep warm!

Still thousands without power and today we found out that school is canceled for the rest of the week. This storm has really shut things down. I had some children excited to be home for the rest of the week and one upset because tomorrow was supposed to be the school concert. So far they have missed the bake sale, Holiday craft fair, Secret Santa, and now the school concert. Not much we can do about it though.

Tonight Natalie and I baked some cookies so tomorrow we will decorate Christmas cookies and have our own little bake sale.

Jeremiah told me this storm was all my fault because I was wishing for a snow day so I could have my kids at home to enjoy some holiday baking with them. Their Christmas break doesn't start until December 24th so I was hoping for a snow day before then so we could have some Christmas fun. One day would have been plenty and I wasn't expecting six days. We are trying to make the best of it and enjoying getting holiday preparations done ahead of time. The kids are all done with their shopping and tomorrow we will get the wrapping done too. I have no idea what we will do Thursday and Friday!

Our long cold weekend has turned into a really long week but at least we are warm and can use our oven to bake cookies.

3 comments:

Nadia said...

Jeremiah is right ;-) one should be extra careful with ones wishes!!!! I am thinking about the cookie decoration as well but we have never done it before.... I can't wait to see how your cookies will turn out!

Jenn said...

nice wishing!

Jeremiah R. Jones said...

It's true--you brought this upon yourself. Admit it, though--you've had some fun with the kids.