Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Tues nite after work I get a call telling me my Mom has a high fever, and has been throwing up. So the dutiful daughter I am I pack my bags and head up to her home 72 miles away. I make her soup from scratch, and have to make her eat just the broth. Two days of this. And then the STORM hits... I call home to find out my hubby has no electricity, no heat, no water. While he is home alone he has to care for 3 of our 4 dogs as well as as our 2 goats , 2 pigs and 5 ducks and 10 chickens. Our son and his wife and baby came with me to see her family. Thank the Goddess they did. We just had our electricity restored. Blessed be! So now we are all home safe and sound. You know it is wonderful to visit people, whether it be family or friends. But in the end Dorothy was right... THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE HOME!!!
We had been all set to come home until they put a ban on driving on the highways. Five hundred dollar fine and a year in jail. No thanks! So now we are home and trying to unwind, and relax.
You know through the years our perception changes. At 10 years old this blizzard would have been about no school, sledding, snowball fights,building snowmen, shoveling for friends and family as well as for money, having hot chocolate.
In our teen years skiing, skating, hanging with your friends. As a young adult it's about shoveling out your car so you can get to work, and skiing if you can get away. By your fifty's you've been there done that it is all over-rated. Then you look back and snow was higher when we were younger. Did you happen to notice the younger you were the more things you to do?? LOL
Every few years there's a blizzard and you say one of two things 1] they call that a blizzard?? I remember the one from 19?? now that was a blizzard., or 2] really that's a blizzard?? We just haven't had a good winter in years where we've really had snow. Things have changed over the years.
Thanks for stopping by and reading my rants.