We had our first blizzard this weekend. What is crazy about it, is that I knew we were in for 6-10 inches of snow, but I kinda shrugged it off, thinking it wasn’t a big deal, since New York and the East Coast were supposed to get a blizzard last week and the actual amount of snow fall was in, many places, underwhelming. So, when we got 10″ of snow on Saturday night, I thought, “oh, well, that is nice.” But then Sunday, the snow kept falling. And I made the classic new parent mistake of agreeing to take Nico to Target to spend some $$ that Aunt Rosie sent him for Christmas.
Well, let’s just say that there is a funny thing that happens to side streets in Chicago when there is a lot of snow. If it is still snowing, they often don’t get plowed. So, that is what was happening Sunday afternoon when we were trying to make it back to the house. Spaulding Ave. was a parking lot.
At one point, I got out of my car to help dig out a car a couple of cars in front of us. I was gone for a while, but by the time I got back, Nico was in tears. Apparently, he couldnt see me, so he had gotten upset. Man oh man. Both of us were pretty upset at that point. In any case, my car ended up getting stuck. Around that time Dave had just gotten home with groceries and he suggested just parking it near where we were (side note: Dave had gotten stuck trying to leave to get groceries). We ended up parking by a fire hydrant, and let me just say, I would have raised quite the commotion had I gotten a ticket. Quite the commotion.
All told, we ended up with 19″ of snow-which isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Nico had a snow day on Monday,which was great. It gave us a chance to do a little shoveling and time to get caught up on homework and reading and snuggles. I even got a nap in.
The good news is that, which this much snow, you know sledding is going to be off the hook. Except that the last sledding outing resulted in Nico and Dave breaking the old sled. So, now we gotta get a new one. Imma try to get one of those big ones with a strap on it, so Dave and Nico can tote me around in the snow.
Dave got a proof of the second edition of his book in the mail last week. It’s pretty cool- except that now he has written two books and me none (unless you’d count my dissertation- which I wouldn’t- since I didnt get it bound up).