I spent a good 2 hours yesterday trying to free myself the rest of the way from the snow. Luckily, I have wonderful neighbors that came over to help. Even their adorable little 3-year old had his shovel. Finally, I was free and able to go pick up Peanut from my mom’s. School was canceled for today, so we’re trying to figure out what to do with ourselves. Stay inside, watch Netflix, and drink hot chocolate is not good enough for a 6-year old. However, the Dyson Hot and Cold fan that I ordered (upon recommendation from multiple friends who have kids of their own and did extensive research) and the door draft guards that I ordered to warm up our home also arrived today, so they are all set up and will hopefully get her into the “Play in your playroom” spirit. Hey, wishful thinking.
So far, the plans for today include writing, folding the laundry that I’ve been avoiding for days, getting layered up and going outside to create an igloo and possibly shovel a path to the mailbox, then coming back inside to play board games, drink hot chocolate, and take a nap. Peanut has already picked out what she wants to help make for dinner tonight, so we will be working on that later, as well as running to the store to pick up some items for the freeze ahead meals I talked about the other day. Seems full enough to me.
My little girl is so excited to go out in the snow. I understand her excitement, but I honestly hate the snow more than you can imagine. I was built for an island somewhere… Some place warm and tropical, where the only things that are frozen are the drinks. I’m that girl that hates having the fan blow directly on her, or the A/C on full blast. Once I’m cold, it takes me a lifetime to get warm again. Remind me why I moved to western PA again? Lol.
Sorry for such a short post today, but we’re looking forward to getting started. I will write more later to update on how everything went and hopefully include pictures of our igloo. Wish me luck!