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Snow day sanity... not!

February 10, 2010

Here in Virginia, we're being absolutely pummeled by winter weather. Our area got 20 inches over the weekend, Tuesday night brought another 5, and today brings wind gusts of 30 miles per hour. The kids have missed 9 of the last 13 days of school, and we're all starting to lose it a little bit.

The whole East coast is dealing with the same weather. I think what we've gotten pales in comparison to what our friends in the Midwest deal with every year. But, sheesh! When you're not used to this, it's pretty tough! I've never been more grateful for power and my neighbor's four wheel drive truck.

We're sledded, snow-forted, and hot chocolated out. We've written (and got bored with) a draft of a newspaper, watched our media diary numbers soar to unknown proportions, and reread the third and fourth Harry Potter books.

Misery loves company, and I'm not alone blogging about being at home due to snow. Here are some blog posts and sites I thought you might enjoy. And with all this time on your hands, you may actually be able to read a few! Stay safe and warm! And, as a friend assured me this morning, there are daffodils and tulips budding under all this the snow.

Snow Dog

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