Expecting between 12 and 24 inches of snow in the next 24 hours. They already cancelled school for tomorrow, and we've already lost one 'no school' day. Next they start digging into spring break. Sigh.
Worse, it means the child who eats anything that isn't marked poison is home all day . . . hungry. Somehow, marking everything poison is losing its effectiveness. I love my son; he can't help it that he's growing so fast!
So I went to the mall to return a Christmas gift today. It was a really cool device -- converts slides to computer disk, but it turns out the slides that belonged to his dad had all been tossed a while back. Don't even want to go there for that conversation. Anyway, I had to be out at the Town Center for it. So I 'ran into' Wegmans to get a couple of things. Not because of the snow but because I always go into Wegmans when I'm out there.
OH. MY. GOODNESS. People were going berserk. The lines were incredible. People from all over Ashburn had come to stand in line. There were the organics and the strictly processed. Mothers who homeschool were there, sending their children all over the store to pick up items. I saw one little boy, about 4, with his older siblings. They were in the baking aisle. He was very cleverly licking his finger, wiping it along the shelf where the sugar stands, and sticking it into his mouth. I decided I didn't need sugar . . .
I never could find the canadian bacon or the tahini, so I got 6 items, got into the 7 or less lane and got out of there. Whew! It was scary!
I figure if I get up early tomorrow and go get a good workout at the gym I'll be prepared for the snow to move in. I'm ambivalent. I mean, I love the snow and snow days. As long as we have heat and light. But I'm getting concerned about how this affects the kids' schooling. On the other hand, when I suggest home schooling they ask to go to boarding school, so I guess that won't work either. Mother of the year here...
Stay warm. Photos will definitely follow after 10 a.m. tomorrow.