WEATHER THOU WHILST…
I am SO no longer amused by the weather, perhaps because my ears are still ringing from having my two kids plus a third sweet but exceedingly loud child in my house ALL DAY. They wouldn’t even go outside. At all. And while I would not have hesitated to boot my own kids out into the frigid wilderness of the back yard against their will, I didn’t feel quite right about risking frostbite on the fingers and toes of someone else’s child.
Most aggravating thing about my day: even though the kids amused themselves and each other quite well, and I have four, FOUR, Very Important Projects I should’ve been accomplishing, I accomplished nothing, nada, SQUAT, because I cannot write with kids in the house. I just can’t tune them out. The impersonal din that surrounds me in coffee shops makes a nice cocoon of white noise that helps me concentrate. But kid noise crowds out all useful thought and creative energy.
Now, even though bucketfuls (bucketsful?) of snow are currently falling from the sky, Technogeek assures me it will all be gone in the morning, and school WILL be in session. Perhaps he made a donation to the Weather Gods and they just haven’t gotten around to his request yet. The Weather Gods probably have a call center where low-paid customer service operators listen sympathetically to your wishes and desires and then put you on indefinite hold while they laugh amongst themselves at your hubris.
Tea and cookies time for me.