Friday, March 07, 2008

I think I got the Spring decorations out too early...



So, we got hit with even more snow yesterday. I would've been happy about this had I not been in Dallas when it all started to come down. I had to drive home from Dallas for an hour or so on the 75(a nasty interstate let me tell you) while it was raining, sleeting and then snowing like a blizzard. I had taken Cali to a specialist, which had already given me a headache(she had to get blood drawn) and this did not help it. I am a South Texan and have no experience driving on ice! And I was also trying to get home in time to pick up Aubrey from school which I didn't know had an early release. And I was worrying about my husband who was flying home from a day trip to Austin and would be having to drive home at rush hour in the snow. My stress level was high, my knuckles were white from my grip of the steering wheel and my head was pounding. I looked about like this cat.


When I finally got into our town, the roads were white with snow and ice, cars were wrecking left and right, and I think I said about a million prayers. There were snowflakes as big as donuts(Not sure why I chose donuts to compare them to, I'm hungry I guess). I made it to pick up Aubrey without any sliding, but then in my neighborhood my car started to swerve all over the place for a few seconds-I about had a heart attack! As I finally pulled into my driveway after about an hour and a half of driving in freaky weather, I was probably the most relieved I have been in a long time. Then I said another prayer as I was so grateful to be home and safe and also asking for safety for Joey. He made it home safely that evening and I feel grateful that we were all alright yesterday. Very very grateful.

The kids, of course, thought it was all awesome. More snow! More snowmen! More fun! They decided this morning to each make their own snowmen. We tried to do faces but they kept making the snowmen fall, so we decided to go faceless. They turned out cute-the girls did them completely by themselves. Good job gals!


Then we noticed there were some beautiful icicles on the bushes I had to take a picture of. The kids then decided they were "popsicles" and ate about 10 each. Hey, free dessert.



Yum!

10 comments:

Motherhood for Dummies said...

Oh I love that Spring sign. I have made something like that but not as nice! Love it!

Tara D said...

I'm glad everyone got home safely. Sorry your day was a bit of a downer, but at least the kids had fun. yay!

100 Percent Cottam said...

good gravy! driving in weather like that gives me anxiety attacks. glad you're safe!

Hirschi Family said...

I hate driving in the snow! Glad you got home safe. You guys are having some freaky weather down there!

-Melissa- said...

There just somthing about slick roads and other drivers on the snowy roads that freaks me out! I get nervous driving in the snow too. Even with all those years of living in Utah and driving in the snow I just dont like it. I rather be home were it is safe and warm. I glad you and Joey both made it home safe yesterday.

Anayansi said...

we didn't get snow yesterday (it was just melting), but thursday we had heavy snow and ice. ian's usual 20 minute drive ended up being a 2 hour drive!! i guess everyone was trying to avoid the bad ice and snow in the evening. After 2 hours in the car, he had to bill 5 hours at home (which means working way more than 5 hours)!

I could go on and on but at least he wasn't doing the drive with kids! I totally feel for you. I have no clue how you did it. You deserve some sort of an amazing mommy award. i probably would have pulled over and cried.

way to go holly!

Jan said...

Dang - -what's with the N. Texas weather, anyhow? I'm with you, Holly -- I hate it. I did learn to drive in snow and ice but I still hate it. Glad it all went well and that you made it home safely.

becki said...

growing up nebraska here is some advice while driving on ice-always turn into a skid. now my good deed of the day is done and you will live if ever on an icy road.
love ya and glad you are safe-now do i get a donut?

Jennifer said...

I was stressed out just reading your post...haha. Glad you're all in one piece. See you tomorrow.

The Kahumokus said...

I just hope your strawberries are safe!!