Or more like...I forget I'm not 20 anymore. We were hit hard with lake effect snow today. Between leaving the house a bit after 11am and getting home about 3:30pm about a foot of snow fell. At the college...21miles away...it was blue skies and sunny. Actually it was like that FIVE miles away...fickle lake effect!
Drew and Luke had started shoveling enough for me to pull the van in. THEN the plow came by for the first time and we had a huge mess at the end of the driveway. Drew went in the house for a break so Michelle and I started shoveling.
OMG!!! I am SO sore! My sciatica is killing me so much that I can barely walk and walking while carrying Danielle at the same time is totally out of the question! It's been acting up here and there but not this bad. I am SO hoping that tomorrow morning is a snow day. The county has a travel advisory out until 7:30am so I'm thinking they'll have at least an hour delay. This put me in a quandry as to how to get Michelle to classes by 9:30 when the hr delayed bus will be here at the same time. 10:30 if they're delayed 2hrs. Luckily Pat came to the rescue. He has to be at work by 10 so he'll leave a bit early and drop her off. The mall is only 5miles from the college.
On the mousefront we've gotten a few more. The count now is at 8 and I KNOW there are more around...including in my bedroom near the head of MY side of the bed. Last night Tom set 4 traps in the cellar and 2 of them had mice in them today. We caught one under the christmas tree. I'm afraid if I take the tree down (it's fake) we'll stop getting the mice...it's our best catch spot. I got even a bit more aggressive tonight with the traps. I've layed at least one in each bedroom on the lower floor. It's funny that Danielle has figured out they are owie just by seeing the mice in them. The first mouse we caught had her running around the house yelling Mou DEAD! DEAD! Mou! My SIL D suggested we might want to hire someone to come in and take care of things. I know we've made a huge dent in their activity. We just need to keep on being aggressive about it. Guess that's what I get for being complacent about ONE little mouse living in the wall of the girl's room. LOL
I wanted to brag on Drew's band a bit. (he's the bass player) They've been really busy playing every weekend this month all over Central NY. On the 2nd they are playing at a local tex mex place and then it looks like they'll have a bit of a break until St Patty's Day. Don't get me wrong...I don't think they'll be doing huge venues soon. It's just that they're a great group of guys that work hard and put on a good show...doing what they love, having fun and getting a few bucks to boot. They finally put one of their songs (it's an original) onto their myspace page. It just happens to be the one I like the best. So go...visit...listen. :o) (I tried to put the song on here but myspace is picky about taking music off their site for use on another one...go figure)
Val is still sick. She seems to be doing better although sometimes I wonder. She's really weak. Whenever she sits up she gets dizzy and it sometimes makes her throw up. I said I wonder because tonight she was complaining of a headache again and her neck hurting. I tend to get nervous when those two are mentioned together. Flashbacks of Carrie's meningitis came flooding in. It's really bothering her that she's missing so much school. It's another reason why I hope tomorrow is a snow day. To take some pressure off of her. She has been working on her research project and homework that Liz has brought home...so that's good. She wants me to call tomorrow and get some Math homework sent home. Her volleyball coach called today to see how she was. Val was bummed because tonight's game was Senior night (even though she's not a senior, it's still a special night) and she was going to miss it. It was cancelled due to the snow.
It amazes me that no one else has come down with it! You'd think we'd all be in bed with the flu by now. I thought I was on the verge of getting it (aches and pains, minor headache, tired) on Saturday and Sunday but I seem to have fought it off. (slept a good bit) I feel fine today!
Well I think I'll take my sore hips and buttocks into bed. Try to update tomorrow. Oh BTW...I didn't accomplish ANYTHING this weekend like I knew would happen. I did jobs here or there but it was just normal everyday stuff that gets lost as soon as you finish it. My goal this week is to get this livingroom in shape so I can start doing my Walk Away the Pounds DVD on Feb 1st (if my hips cooperate). A snow day would REALLY help me get closer to that goal. Let the slaves...I mean kids stay home!