We were supposed to make tracks for Steve’s parent’s house in Charlotte yesterday morning but a few inches of snow arrived on the scene and changed our plans.
I know, I know. We Southerners are stymied by a couple inches while you hardier folks in the more northerly climes don’t even bat an eyelash until the snow drifts loom over your rooftops. We are Snow Wimps around here, no doubt about it.
In our defense though, many of the roads on our prospective commute were reported to be snow and ice covered yesterday and we just didn’t feel like spending six hours “skating” our way to Charlotte. Although Steve has had a lot of experience driving in those conditions, most of the other people haven’t.
And so we hung out as a family all day, ordered in pizza (a rare treat) and watched Angels in the Outfield together, all snuggled together on the couch under a big afghan while Snowy took turns napping with each of us in turn. (He’s an equal opportunity napper.)
Tomorrow morning, Nathan will fly back to Florida from Charlotte. Since the airport is 20 minutes away from his grandparent’s house in Charlotte and two hours away from our house in Manteo, we figured it would be a lovely idea to have him fly out from there instead of here.
Actually, it’s not such a lovely idea to have him fly out at all, but . . . life goes on. We sure have loved having him home.
Speaking of Nathan, you know how college kids are always reputed to bring home their dirty laundry for their moms to do?
Well, Nathan is no different. A day after he arrived he said, “Mom, are you going to be doing laundry anytime soon? I’ve got something to add to a load.”
He then disappeared up the stairs to his room and returned with his arms full of dirty, stinky College Dude stuff.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen. Two little ol’ socks comprised his entire “load of laundry” that he brought home from college. I got quite the chuckle out of that.
And then because Nathan is always full of entertaining thoughts and ideas, this was his contribution to our after dinner entertainment last week.
Would anyone like to take a guess as to how he got the salt shaker to balance like that? (And yes, we are very easily entertained around here.)
Before I close, a Smithellaneous friend e-mailed to say that she had gotten a new Kindle for Christmas and is very excited about ordering some books to put on it. Her only problem? She’s not quite sure which books to order.
So she and I thought it would be fun to ask you all for some of your favorite book titles and a sentence or two synopsis if you have the time to add that. I am ALWAYS on the lookout for new books and since we’re a family of friends here on Smithellaneous, what better thing for us to do than to share the books that are special to us?
Thanks in advance; I’m looking forward to see some of your reading lists!
I’ll close with our annual Christmas photo. Have a happy day!