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1.29.2009

Where Is The Defrost Button?

I think I might have single-handedly caused this ice storm. You know how I am about confessing things. So, I only feel that it is right to fess up to what I have done. It was only a couple of weeks ago that I said to a man on a plane "Oh, I'm not ready for winter to be over. No sir, not me. I'm waiting on that one good winter storm! I LOVE it when everything is covered in white!" What the french toast was I saying? I know God listens to me, but I didn't realize I had so much pull.



Over the weekend, the talk really started about getting some freezing rain, sleet, possibly some snow. I was in denial, and was saying as any true Oklahoman would say "I'll believe it when I see it!" You must know that when weather men predict storms here in Oklahoma, it's only a guess really...and you don't take the predictions too seriously. They could say we're going to have a bright sunshiny day and end up with a tornado. On the other hand, they could say we're going to have an ice storm and end up with mid-40's and a gust of wind. You get the drift. There is something else you need to know about Oklahoma and things the weather men say. If a storm of some sort is predicted, especially a snow or ice storm, everyone flocks to the stores and buys every last loaf of bread and every last bottle of water.



I present to you exhibit A. Taken on Sunday at my local Wal-Mart.


Come Monday night, we were in a deep freeze with rain and sleet. It was forming a thick layer on everything. Isaiah kept wanting to go outside and play in the "snow". I told him it was not snow that it was ice. All he knew is that it was white and cold...and looked like more fun than a barrel of monkeys (apparently these are really fun?)! I said, "It's so cold out there. You'll freeze your hiney off!" He looked at me and said, "REALLY?" He, of course, believes everything I say and takes me literal. Poor kid. You know if that were true I would be standing out there stark naked to give myself the best chance (somewhere secluded of course, I wouldn't want to frighten small children and nosey neighbors). I digress.



The good news was that I got to stay home with Isaiah on Monday. We played with the Wii and the Star Wars bobble heads. It was super fun.



Although I was not enjoying the slick roads and Michael getting stuck away from home for 3 days, I can not deny that it was beautiful. Here's a tree in my backyard covered in ice. I'm cool with that as long as no large branches break off and crash on my roof. (Thank you Jesus that no large branches crash onto my roof or any nearby power lines. Amen.)



On Wednesday morning, my mom and I made our first attempt at driving to work. We live about 35 miles away from work. The roads were YUCK! Have no fear I was not driving while taking pictures. I was only a passenger taking pictures and saying things like "You're going too fast", "Do you see them stopping?", "How fast are you going?", "Shouldn't we drive a little slower?", "What was that?" Thank goodness my mom is used to my passenger seat driving. I was only trying to help.



We did eventually make it to work...only 35 minutes longer than usual. Below is a picture from outside my office building. I thought the field looked so cool covered in ice. I really wanted to run/walk through it and crunch all the ice covered grass, but I was trying to keep up professional appearances. However, I did do a few ice skating moves on my way to the door. Then I felt a slight twinge in my right hamstring and realized that I'm probably not as young as I once was. Plus, I was laughing hysterically every time I would slip and almost bite it...I have no idea why it was so funny, but it was hard to contain myself. I am really just a kid in an adult body.

So, here we are 3 days later and the white stuff is starting to annoy me. If anyone knows where the defrost button is, help a girl out.

...dreaming of bright sunshiny days.

8 comments...I love comments:

Shilo said...

You are too cute! Your passenger seat driving sounds just like me a few weeks ago! :)

Impulsive Addict said...

Well, since you have so much pull with the big man upstairs, can you ask him to put a baby in my belly? That would be great! Thank you. =)

P.S. Loved seeing the photos! This is why I moved back to this great state! Just for the ice storms!

Impulsive Addict said...

PERFECT! Then I'll be expecting great things soon! =)

Traci said...

Well...where is your office....it looks like the Panhandle w/ a building....???

Liz said...

Well, it's nice to know another state goes through the same things as NC. It's the same with the weather people. We laugh off everything they say because they just don't get it right. Oh, the bread, milk, etc... that is too funny. My response to that is this:

Have we ever had a blizzard in NC? You know one of those 10 feet of snow that covers the front door. I think not so why does everyone think that they have to stock up on things. When it snows/ ices in NC it melts by noon. Absolutely hilarious!

When you find that defrost button send it over this way. I am done with cold weather.

The Pumpkin Pink Cottage said...

when you find defrost send it my way too...I'm so so sick of this snow stuff,,,really I'm over it permantly over it...ugh...See it really starts to get old fast uhn... I just can't wait for spring...I love you...xoxoxo

Life with Kaishon said...

I wondered what CREEP A ZOID wished for more snow and now I find out it was you : ). If only you hadn't wished it, we wouldn't have all this snow and ice.

You are just full of magic : ).

We had a snow day yesterday and it was blissful! Pajamas all day...need I say more?

Darlene said...

Sooooo it was you huh!!!!!! That really is funny though about Oklahoma cause you hit it right on with the weather forecasting!!! Lexi was out of school on Tuesday and Wednesday but back on Thursday. Today, there was still quite a bit this morning but it is now mostly melted off. YAY!