Sunday, January 11, 2009

Camp-down Let-out

Or is that Camp-out Let-down? The words seem to work either way.

Friday went like this:

  • Kids to school
  • Worry
  • Post to blog
  • Worry
  • Go to work
  • Worry
  • Try to work
  • Pace office like caged animal
  • Sit in meeting for 2 hours and nearly forget to worry while actually working
  • Husband calls
  • Commence two-times double parental worrying
  • Snow starts
  • Worry
  • Snows more
  • Worry more
  • Need ketchup packets- DARNIT!
  • Worry
  • Feed kids home from school- could be last warm meal for two days
  • Worry
  • Still snowing and we have to leave in 15 minutes
  • Phone rings
  • Crazy camp-out cancelled due to 14 inches of forecasted snow and unsafe driving
  • Overtaken by disbelief while staring at a week's worth of accumulated gear and two boys dressed up like the Stay-Puff Marshmallow Man
  • Flop on couch in relief
  • A&P back to XBox- I suggest camping on the deck? I am summarily rejected.
  • Phone rings- will reschedule! Maybe next weekend?
  • More worry, forecasted temperatures well below zero
  • Dodging bullet now feels like postponed execution
  • Snowed in on Saturday-whole world is cancelled
  • Car got stuck retreiving A&P from sledding hill

Disclaimer... the following is not a comment on my state of mind, physical fatigue (where is the freaking %^$&#* plow guy and why doesn't he return phone calls?), mental fatigue and an available bottle of vodka. It's just a drink. And it's all mine...

Whose idea was this anyway?


Teri said...

Oh my you have to go thru this all again next weekend? Well, at least this was like a fire drill and you will know what to expect.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance

Teri said...

oh, i visited your blogging friends page, dut dut something...almost fell off my chair laughing. You are kindred spirits...parents!


Cynthia said...

Anti-climatic stress soon to be climatic again...oh, dear.

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

I like that "delayed execution" thing. I've gone through those feelings before!! :o) Maybe you should pray for MORE snow, colder temp's and common sense will rule and they'll cancel again! [lol] ♥ ∞

JBA said...

I like how you think!