Reporting in from Snowdrift Central


It is still super, super windy here in Iowa.  We can’t even go south of our house, the road is drifted shut.  Mark is out plowing our driveway (for the…3rd? 4th? time today) in order to allow us to get out and make a trip to check on my Mom.   I’m not really sure how much snow we’ve actually gotten.   In some spots, you can see the layer of ice that was there before, in other places, the drifts are several feet high.

The wind was supposed to have died down earlier this afternoon, I just hope it gives up and quits overnight so that our flight isn’t delayed (or, heaven forbid…canceled….)

The following picture pretty much says it all as far as our Christmas celebration goes:


They started playing at 10 AM, and except for a few quick bathroom breaks didn’t stop until we made them come eat supper at 5:30 PM.   No lunch, no snacks, no quick drinks:  just uninterrupted Wii action, all day long.  I’m surprised they even stopped to visit the loo.  They know that being allowed to play all day long is pretty unusual….and I thought I’d say it out loud, lest any of my readers think we are horrible parents.  We decided that since we were going to be dragging them away from it right away, we’d let them get a bunch of play time in.  Of course, my sister has one too, and I suspect that they’ll be allowed to play hers a little bit, too.

I was excited to hear that the weather in Hoboken/New York City is supposed to be in the 40s/50s while we are there, which will be a welcome relief from our current weather situation.  Plus, some of the things we are planning to do are outside, so having decent weather will make everything much more pleasant.

I suspect that I will not be blogging much while we are gone.  Maybe a quick update once in awhile, but don’t expect much from me until I get back next weekend!

I hope that you are having a wonderful and happy holiday season.  Stay warm and safe!



  1. Vicki W says:

    Yippee, a Wii! What a surprise! One of my co-workers (supposedly an adult) had to send his bck for repairs. I thought he was going to break down and cry after a few days. Oh yes, the Wii belongs to his son – supposedly.

  2. Patti says:

    Makes me think of when I had an extra job one Christmas and we were able to purchase an Atari. They were quite new at the time. I think we all played for at least 14 straight hours! And now those games look so simple and crude!

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