Friday, January 15, 2010

Company Coffee January 15

Come on in girls!! The coffee's always hot at The Sole Woman!

How was your week? I hope you all had a great one.

We were busy going back to school and to work. Having three weeks off due to Christmas break and two blizzards was good, and it was bad. We had lots of family time, we slept late every day, we snuggled in on the couch, and watched some great movies. Unfortunately, we also got completely away from our routine and structure. By Wednesday the kids and I were having to drag ourselves out of bed and prop our eyelids open. It really showed me how much of a positive impact having a basic schedule and routine around the house helps everyone.

Thursday was a KILLER. I worked a full day, and had a late meeting after school before we could leave. I needed to stop at Costco on the way home, so it was 5:30 by the time we were pulling into our neighborhood. Very late for us. I was pleased to see that our neighborhood had been plowed again while we were gone, and we finally had a two lane road again after about 3 weeks of narrow one lane driving. As we got closer to our house, I noticed that there were cars all up and down the street sitting with there hazard lights on. "What in the world?!" I thought. "What's everybody doing?"

And then I saw it. No one could get into their driveways because the plow had created a 3 foot wall of ice in front of each house. Ice. 3 feet of it! We were already late and I had been trying to figure out how I would manage dinner, homework, and bath by myself while Jeff worked late. Now I had to add ice chipping to the list. When it rains, it pours!! And sometimes, it pours ice.

I made it though! I tried to focus on the bicep workout I was getting. The power of positive thinking!!!

We have a big weekend ahead. Charlie's birthday is on Sunday. My middle baby is turning 4! We are having friends and family on Saturday for a celebration. Charlie is PUMPED for birthday fun! And while I am a little sad that he is getting so big, I can't wait to help him welcome in this new year.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!


Just me said...

WOW!! you sound like me when I thought that my neighboor cleaned the sidewalks for us...NOT! I had to do it, came late for work!

Frugal Friend said...

WOW! Wish I could see a picture of that. I guess I need to stop complaining about our FL weather. Don't forget to do some more bicep exercises during the week so you don't get too sore!

carikaufm said...

3 feet of ice! WOW! Crazy!

Anna said...

Wow. Three feet of i.ce! I hope you were able to work out some frustrations while chipping away

jennibell said...

Sometimes it's these "little" things you would forget about if not recorded :) To do that all by yourself with the groceries in the car, hungry kids. . .I'm sure you're glad that day is over. Enjoy the fabulous weekend you have planned!

mholgate said...

I can't imagine 3 feet of ice, but last year we had at least that much snow so I can relate to having to shovel out the driveway...every time the snow plow goes by! I'm so thankful that this year has been a more mild winter.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

One More Equals Four said...

I think I would have just died when I saw the wall of ice! Sounds like you handled it well!

Have a great weekend celebrating!

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