We were going to take Princess Nagger to see Jolly Old Saint Nick on Saturday so we’d have a cool Christmas picture to send along with the cards, since I spaced and forgot about school pictures, then ran out of time to have pictures of her done in time.
She’s been less than cooperative about posing in front of the Christmas tree and just having me take the picture. Guess she has no interest in being a poser. Unfortunately our Santa visit plans were thwarted by Mother Nature. Case in point:
That was about a quarter of the way in the snow storm. See that little divet in the snow past the apple tree? That was not too long after I had shoveled a clear path while it was snowing – since we were expecting 10-16 inches, I figured it would be easier to shovel several times during the snow storm instead of all at once at the end. We ended up getting 24 inches. And then some.
It snowed from around 8 am until about midnight. At times it was snowing at a rate of 1-2 inches per hour. Both Rolex and Travis had a ton of fun running around in it, though – Travis barked at the falling snow at first, then he was on board with playing with Rolex and Princess Nagger.
Princess Nagger was a bit disappointed that it was too powdery to build a snow dinosaur or even make snowballs with. But she did make herself what she called ‘special ice cream’:
Fresh clean snow with pez on top! But if that weren’t enough, she decided it would be even better if she added some buttered popcorn:
Believe it or not, she actually ate it all gone! I declined her offer to share, though. The next day it was bright and sunny, though still very, very cold. The real work began as we had to clear the sidewalk that runs around the side of the house, but the back-breaking work was shoveling out the endlessly long driveway. It was a major pain for sure. I’ll post those pictures tomorrow.
Speaking of snow, whatever happened to “Neither sleet nor snow…blah, blah, blah” when it comes to the post office delivering mail? I had a priority mail letter waiting patiently in my mailbox from Friday night (I figured I’d put it in there before it started to snow) and it never got picked up on Saturday.
The carrier even left a ‘sorry we missed you’ notice…in the mailbox on top of the Priority Mail envelope waiting to be picked up. A whole new fiasco ensued with the redelivery of the Express Mail package not happening yesterday and a rude and condescending Post Master. But that will be a ranting post all on its own. Suffice it to say that our local post office sucks pond water.
Speaking of sucking pond water, Target really needs to fire the people that plow their parking lot. It was literally like a maze to drive through – the through-ways weren’t plowed, so you had to make guesses on where you could and could not drive before you met with a dead-end wall of snow, turn around in a cramped area and try a different row. They really need to talk to Wal*Mart and find out who plows their parking lot – at least that parking lot was maneuverable.
The parking lot and store were of course extremely busy, as everyone that got snowed in were in their last minute panic mode to get their shopping done. And who thought it was a great idea to have two rows of registers in front of each other? There’s no graceful way to push past people in the back rows of registers to get to the front ones.
Today I’m going to see if I can get some gifts wrapped and some boxes ready to ship. Then maybe I won’t feel so frazzled!
Hop on over to Keely’s place – I bet she’s way less frazzled than I am…maybe. Even if she is, her Randomness is always quite entertaining, as are all the other participants.