Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Great Southern Snow of 2014

This week it has snowed across the southeastern portion of the United States. Apparently that is not a good thing.  We were sorely unprepared, and the evidence of that has made national news.  Personally, I was one of the fortunate ones.  I left work after being dismissed at 12:30 pm, and arrived home at roughly 4:00 pm on Tuesday.  My commute is typically between an hour to an hour and a half.  I prayed the entire way home as I gripped my steering wheel with a death grip. "Lord, please let me make it to my kids and then home safely. Lord please." That was my prayer on repeat for three and half hours.  Sometimes I could talk to Mikey or my mom or coworkers who were struggling to get home just like me. But the phone service was spotty, because everyone was calling loved ones to be sure they were safe.  Others weren't as lucky as I was on Tuesday. 

There are reports of children being trapped on buses on the roads, children having to spend the night at schools because they couldn't safely be transported home, and people spending the night in their cars or in businesses.  Some people simply ran out of gas in the gridlocks or gave up and abandoned their vehicles. It was bad.

The snow has allowed a much needed break for our little family. We have gotten to spend some uninterrupted time together, even if Mikey is having to work from home.  Micah and Corring have gotten  their first experience with snow, and Micah has certainly loved that. So here are some shots from the Giles experience of the Great Southern Snow of 2014.

It's Been Too Long

In case you couldn't tell, I took a break from blogging.  I found that my commute plus my work schedule, and spending time with Micah and Corrin had pretty much taken everything out of me by the time bed time rolled around in the evenings.  Also take a look back through the blog.  The posts that were up were the bare minimum.  I was tired of just getting by, and decided it was better to post nothing than to post mediocre posts. 

So now my goal is to post at least once a week, and not beat myself up if I'm not able to do that.  I think that is a manageable goal, because I've found, that with a better schedule and both kids sleeping through the night, I tend to have a little time to myself in the night. Some of that time will be used to work on Growing Up Giles.