WINTER finally arrived on Saturday and we were all happy to get about 5 inches of the fluffy white stuff. (Above photo is from my January 2008 archives)
I just wish I had been driving SuperDad’s rig tonight [Monday night] when I was backing my van out of a friend’s driveway. It curved more than I remembered… and I ended up stuck off to the side on a downhill slope. Rocking it and trying to maneuver about in the snow only made it worse, so I put it in park and walked home.
Meanwhile, EB had not been at the school when I swung by to pick him up at 6pm, so I figured he had walked home. Turns out that about the time I was getting stuck on the snowy, grassy slope, EB was beginning an entire hour of waiting for me –OUTSIDE– to come pick him up. Then he walked home. Without a coat. Because he is a stubborn 17 year old boy who doesn’t think he needs to wear a coat on 30 degree mornings.
So now it is 8pm on Monday night and I am feeding him hot soup (homemade turkey-noodle with sweet potato and carrots). And I am waiting for someone who isn’t already chilled to the bone who can help me rescue my van. MusicMan is at handbell choir rehearsal for another 30 minutes or more; SuperDad is hoping to catch the last train out of The City tonight (which means we might see him around 9pm).
It’s an exciting life that I lead, eh?
After all of that, I need to look at something restful…
Isn’t this a lovely group of stones? Gary is the proud owner of these. They are in a little garden spot near his studio door. I was struck by the simple beauty and snapped this photo before we left his place in August.
So there you have it: STONE summer and WINTER shenanigans.
It’s been a while since I had time to play along, but the Weekly Words Challenge continues to be brought to us each week by the now non-blogging Tink. Jay usually manages the blogworld side of things on Tuesdays, but he is busy with Christmas & family stuff right now. Tink is hosting over on facebook … and then there’s always flickr.