I knew there was supposed to be a big storm coming in Sunday night but hubby was so sweet and said he would watch the 3 kids for a few hours while I went to the movies. I don’t get out much so I decided to take him up on the offer. I headed out about 6pm and went into the theatre to purchase my ticket. I decided to splurge a bit- well a lot- and loaded up on Sour Patch Kids and Chocolate Covered Cookie Dough Bits. I figured after going to Weight Watchers and loosing 52 lbs that I deserved a treat. My other thought that Riley nurses all the time. They say you burn 600 calories a day when you nurse. I swear I burn double that the way he nurses (LOL).
Speed up to the end of the movie. I come out of the theatre sugar charged and get into my Jeep. I call the house to check on the kids. All is well. Riley has been down for a bit and the Olivia and Hanz were reading. I decide I am going to go get a few items at the store. It had starting snowing quite a bit at this point and probably had 5 inches on the ground.
I went in the store and took my time. I was in there for an hour! I am so used to rushing around all time. I was a treat just to take my time. “Take my time” is not a term that I say very much!
I checked out and pushed my cart out to my Jeep. Oh my goodness…in an hour the storm turned into a blizzard. A 20 minute drive took about an hour to get home. We live 3 miles on top of hill and even with my 4 wheel drive and couldn’t make it up. I found a place to turn around and drove around town to the other entrance of the road which had a less steep incline. I felt I was on one of those Jeep commercials on the top of the mountain. As I was going thru the unplowed dirt road the snow was literally flying over the top of the Jeep. I have to admit it was scary but in some way fun.
– By Kelly Wels (aKa the Cloth Diaper Whisperer)