No Days Like Snow Days

What a week!  Started Sunday off with a great day at church, had a nice lunch, and took a trip to the grocery store.  That was followed up with a trip to Nana & Papaw's house to help them unload another van full from TN.  They've been in TN all week cleaning out their house they're selling.  We decided to let the girls spend the night since they were going to babysit for us Monday anyway.  Derek & I had plans of going into work early the next morning.  We knew they were calling for snow, but HELLO, this is Atlanta.  We weren't really expecting tons.  Much to my surprise, it snowed almost 6 inches!  Today, my friends, is Wednesday and I still have not been able to get my kids!  It has made me sick to be here all week without them, knowing they're only about 10 miles away.  But, seriously, the roads are not passable right now.  I'm praying that the sun will melt them more today and we can at least get to them this afternoon.

So, what I have done with all this time?  Let's see... I've been purging and cleaning things.  All the bathroom stuff (even a big box from the garage that has never been unpacked) has been purged, cleaned, and/or organized.  I filed 2 years worth of paperwork and bills.  I also cleaned out 10+ containers/baskets of stuff.  Then, at 5:00 last night, Derek & I decided we wanted to switch offices.  LOL  So, we started moving furniture and didn't stop until 9:00ish last night.  There's just something so refreshing with rearranging furniture.  I love the newness - even though nothing is really new, just a rearrangement.  I am excited that I now have the larger room.  =)  Actually, Audrey and I "share" an office.  I have her little desk in there.  And, now we have her chalkboard back!!  When we first moved into the house 3 years ago, this room was originally the playroom and I painted a big chalkboard on the wall.  When we shifted things around, Derek got that room and his desk set against that wall.  Now, it's back open and she can write on it (and Maddie, of course).  =)  Looks like a perfect little home schooling room to me now (wink, wink).  I promise to post pictures as soon as everything is put back in place (hopefully tonight).

What a great day this has been already.  I acted totally out of character this morning, but really should make it part of my daily routine.  I woke up around 7:00ish, took a shower, folded 3 loads of laundry, washed another load, made the beds (the ones not being slept in - lol), put away the clean dishes, cleaned last night's dishes, made breakfast, and had some quiet time with God.  Got me to thinking about my Grandma Bett.  In no way am I comparing myself to her, she was a machine!  lol  But, she always had breakfast on the table by 7:30 and then she cleaned and cooked until lunch at 11:00.  When that was done, she started over and had dinner ready by 4:00.  What a lady!  You could seriously eat off of her floors they were so clean.  And, she took such good care of her things.  She had her furniture for decades, but it always looked brand new because she was so careful to clean and take care of it.  Granted, her house was small and possessions few, but it was all she needed!  If only we still lived just like that!

Well, that's it for now folks.  I'm going to take advantage of the rest of my day and finish up some projects.  Please pray with me that we get to the girls today and bring them home safely.


  1. I sometimes wonder what my house would be like if I did not have the internet. Would I have that spotless house like generations of the past or would I just find another hobby? I'm guessing houses are a lot messier now than they were back then! More stuff and more distractions :(

  1. Kim said...:

    I agree!! I remember my mom being distracted by TV. Derek's grandmother talks about reading all the time. I'm sure that there were different distractions then, too. But, also, there were so many less "things", ya know? My house is 3200+ sq ft, whereas Grandma's was maybe 1200. They didn't have tons of "stuff" either. Just the necessities.

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