The freezing rain and sleet started on Thursday. I spent the day trying to get the house in order so that we could give our friend Brandon a place to sleep that night, because he lives in Fort Smith and didn't need to try to get home that night then work again in Fayetteville the next morning. Also, I wanted to start off with the house not a total disaster area, because I knew after a day or two of being snowed in, it would be a pit anyway.
Friday morning we got up early to see Brandon off. It started snowing while we all slept. Bart worked from home. It was the first time he has tried to work from home since Ladybug has become more mobile and vocal. It wasn't easy keeping a toddler quiet while Daddy talked on the phone to all of the people he had to talk to. Meanwhile Lucy had decided to enjoy the snow and almost froze off her tail.
Church was cancelled Sunday, but I had to get out of the house. Honestly I really needed to go to the store for a few very important items, because I didn't know how long the roads would be too dangerous to drive on without four-wheel-drive, and Bart's in Oklahoma City Tuesday-Thursday. We grabbed a burger at Feltner Brothers and then braved Walmart.
Monday Bart went back to work, and we tried to get back into our normal routine. It was difficult to really get into our routine though, because I spent all day waiting on the Schwan's guy to make our delivery. He's scheduled to come every other Monday from 11-1. For obvious reasons he was super late Monday. I'm always afraid I won't hear him, so it's hard for me to get busy doing anything else while waiting. I'm not complaining about his being late. Heaven knows I'm just happy we had that delivery at all with the condition of the roads. That night we helped Bart to pack for his trip.
Tuesday was our normal day. I did laundry and other housework. I also spent a lot of time hanging with my girl. We played outside with Lucy and Dory a couple of times, and Ladybug decided that she likes to walk on ice.
Today, we ventured out into the world! We did a little shopping at Northwest Arkansas Mall, then we drove all the way up to Bentonville to drop off our donations to our church''s Christmas Store. The Christmas Store is Saturday, and they're really behind on donations. I hope everyone is able to fulfill their commitments, because this is the first year we're volunteering, and I can't wait to be a part of it! Most importantly, I hope the families who really need the Christmas Store are able to get what they need and also are able to hear the true message of Christmas.
Tomorrow, the kids are finally back in school. It has been an entire week since they were in class. That really has nothing to do with us, but it's good to know. There have been a great many complaints at how poorly our roads have been treated, causing the entire region to be crippled for days. The worst part of this is that it isn't even technically winter yet. It's going to be a long, cold season, I'm afraid. I much prefer the milder ones we've had the previous two years. I was not bred for the cold.
How have you been lately?