Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Some Kiley Quotes and Other News

The great thing is that when Kiley grows out of the "funny quote phase,"  Marianna will have just the fun will continue. 

"Daddy, the sun is too close to us here.  I wish we were back in Norton!"  said Snack after the tiny amount of snow we were blessed with disappeared in a day.  She is also mad because we don't have anywhere to go sledding....oh the things that 5 year olds fret about.

"When I sit in the same spot for a long period of time, the house gets really quiet and I don't know where anyone is."  This one was texted to me via Greg....ah a quiet house.  What is that?  Where does she live?  I think she can block out sound.

"As a matter of fact, how do people get off a Ferris wheel?"  I have no context for that out -of-the- blue Snack quote.


Wal-Mart was the place to be today in Farm-Vegas.  Apparently everyone here is bracing for a blizzard to beat all records.  I just wanted stocking stuffers for Greg and Kiley and some milk (Mari Mari Quite Contrary drinks lots of bobbies and Mommy Mommy Nothing Rhymes With That has discovered that she can make a homemade latte in her microwave so we go through more milk than we used to...keep up the good work, cows!).

If there are no posts for a while, like a couple of weeks, don't worry.  I'm sure you all are used to the lack of posts...but if The Blizzard of 2010 hits, I won't be at work, and since we don't have Internet at home, I'll be disconnected from the world until returning to work next year.  Although...we won't be completely off the map, we are going to have TV again as of December 27.  Merry Christmas Greg! 

Monday, December 13, 2010

A Snow Filled Morning...

So, we don't have as much snow as those of you reading this in Wise County, but at least we have snow...except that two inches of snow here seems to be like a blizzard.  During my morning commute, I did not meet a snow plow until I was about 10 minutes from work.....I really needed to meet one (at least a sand or salt truck) when I pulled out of my driveway in my front-wheel drive car.  Oh well.  I made it to work in a record breaking hour and thirty minutes. 

When we all woke up this morning and discovered the snow, I was really glad that it was a dress down week at work.  So, I put on my jeans, a nice t-shirt (is there such a thing?), my trusty blue fuzzy (which Greg dreams of burning), and sneakers.  I am into wearing a jacket over a shirt lately because my right boob is now residing in its own zip code (we weaned the baby last it has been a while).  One side of me looks sort of like Dolly Parton and the other side like Meg case you needed a visual.  If you didn't, I'm sorry.  Anyway, I didn't have any meetings, so it would just be me, my blue fuzzy, and my computer.  Oh, and Greg unearthed my giant yellow parka/ski jacket/whatever for me to wear.  I figured that if I was going to get stuck on the side of the road (it has happened before...Ted. G. Bolling Road, Wise, VA, winter 2009), I wanted to be warm.

I make it to work, and soon after I log on to my computer, which won't judge me based on my attire, I read an e-mail reminding me about the campus-wide staff/faculty lunch.  With the President. and my blue fuzzy, sneakers, and giant yellow coat are going to lunch with everyone else on campus.  Talk about insecurities.  There were people there in suits.  And ties.  And skirts.  And heels.  And then, there was me.  Easily visible in the giant yellow coat.  Oh well.  I did see one person in a bright red velour Christmassy, pajammy thing.  She and I should have had a table together.