I haven’t had a chance to do a Friday Fragment post in a while – I’ve sure missed reading the fun fragments! I was going to say “I can’t believe it’s the last Friday in February already!” but I’m sure you’re already thinking it.
Do you ever get so caught up in blog hopping you lose your train of thought? I tend to do that when I have 80-million tabs open…I start to forget where I was or who I was reading and then panic and wonder if I left a comment for a different post on the post I just read but then breathe a sigh of relief that I left the correct comment on the correct post. See? It’s sometimes hard to keep track of my brain, let alone the tabs I have open.
We finally got a break from all the snow – in the form of rain earlier this week. Not sure that would be considered a ‘break’, because all the ginormous piles of snow that are still prevalent were melting at an alarming rate. Luckily our current sump pump did its job effectively – I really didn’t want to have to clean up another mess in the basement should it flood. It’s annoying. And extra work I just don’t need right now, I have enough on my plate already.
Of course as I type this we’re waiting to see what direction Mother Nature will take the current storm that’s slamming eastern PA, and NY – we’re looking at either 1-6 inches of snow overnight (Thursday into Friday) or 6-12 inches. More or less depending on which direction the storm track shifts and how long it decides to hang around. Right now those that are they are thinking this storm will hang around until Saturday. The snow I don’t mind, it’s the brutally cold wind we’ll be dealing with today – as long as the power doesn’t go out, I can handle the cold.
Speaking of snow or bad weather in general, whatever happened to the Post Office Motto? You know the one:
“Neither rain nor hail nor sleet nor snow nor heat of day nor dark of night shall keep this carrier from the swift completion of his appointed rounds.”
Yeah. That one. The one they apparently don’t follow anymore. Or at least our post office doesn’t. The last two snowstorms we didn’t get mail delivery. At all. Sure, I can understand not delivering on the day of the snowstorms, it would have been crazy to try to deliver mail in that mess, especially the blizzard day. I’m talking about days after the snowstorms – the roads were plowed, and we even made sure we dug out the 6 feet before and 6 feet after the mailbox for easy ‘approach and departure’ for the postal carrier.
When I called the Postmaster to find out, I was told that the carriers were instructed to return to the post office when it started getting dark. So those of us at the end of the lazy mail carrier’s route wouldn’t be getting delivery because she didn’t get her route finished before it started getting dark. Nice.
I guess their new motto must be:
“Rain, hail, sleet or snow or heat of day or dark of night shall keep this carrier from the swift completion of his appointed rounds. We’ll deliver the mail when we f*ing feel like it. Or not.”
You’d think we were back in the early 1800’s when this house was built – they probably only got mail delivered once a month. On horseback.
Before we had the ‘warm up’, the icicles were getting pretty impressive – especially those on our neighbor’s house:
Though not quite as impressive as the ones on a house a friend of ours saw while out for a walk:
I’d be a little nervous entering or exiting the house – those icicles look deadly! But oh so pretty.
If I wake up tomorrow (this morning) to several inches of snow on the ground and Princess Nagger has a Snow Day, I think I’ll make the special Storm French Toast and cook up a bunch of bacon slices for PN. She loves bacon – she’d eat it every day if I let her. She found out yesterday that they’ll start taking away summer days to make up the Snow Days. Bacon will definitely help.
Princess Nagger Conversation of the Week:
PN: “Tomorrow is going to be the best day of my life!”
Me: “Why do you say that?”
PN: “Because it’s “Pizza Party” day! We finally get to have our Pizza Party for winning the contest!”
Me: “How exciting! I know how much you love pizza!”
PN: “Oh, but that’s not the best part!”
Me: “What’s the best part?”
PN: “We get to eat our pizza in the classroom!! We’re not allowed to eat in the classroom, but our Pizza Party is going to be extra special since we get to eat in the classroom! It’s going to be the best. day. ever!!”
And now, time for Happy Hour!
- I’m happy that I was able to convince my doctor to call in a prescription last week which means my sinus infection is almost gone. Now if PMS would take a hike, I’d be ecstatic.
- I’m happy that so far we’ve not had any power outages during the extremely high (and cold) winds (knock wood).
- I’m happy that Princess Nagger is still thoroughly enamored with dinosaurs. So far it’s the one thing that hasn’t been a fleeting interest – maybe she really will become a paleontologist when she grows up.
- I’m happy that Spring is right around the corner. It sure doesn’t feel like it today, but it’s going to be nice to change the calendar page on Monday and see “First Day of Spring” looming ahead.
If you’re just hanging out at home on Friday night (and blogging), feel free to join in on Ann’s Virtual Girl’s Night Out (boys are welcome, too!)
Don’t forget – there’s still time to enter my two current giveaways:
Autographed Copy of “What I Know…”
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