"ignore the story. see the soul. remember to love. you will never regret it" --- Seane Corn

"ignore the story. see the soul. remember to love. you will never regret it" --- Seane Corn
it's a jungle out there

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Are You Kidding Me??

Do you know what this is???

This is the view from my front door this morning. ONE INCH. This inch of snow caused Ty's super special-we can't wait-huge part of our holiday season concert to be cancelled. A concert that's so special it was to be held an hour north in a beautiful theater that hosts events such as the Moscow Ballet. And it was cancelled. For the nor'easter. That didn't hit here.

crappy phone pict
look how happy and proud
that kid was
after rehearsal yesterday morning

Right. So. The alarmist, inaccurate, swine flu-like prediction for 12 inches of snow caused me to descend into Hades again to buy Ty a pair of snow boots. Yesterday. After concert rehearsal. When I didn't have like 679 OTHER things to do. which is why I've been M.I.A. this week Just one of those things being to deck my outside halls...

I know, I know. Why did I wait this long to outfit my kids in appropriate outerwear? Because that's what I do. Every year. I scramble to find snow boots the day before the first big storm is forecast.

Cause I'm an idiot.

But I HAD to find boots for Ty cause today is our oh so exciting family trip into NYC for dim sum yum and Christmas lights. All the cheesy, touristy, 5th Ave lights and windows that the kids have never seen. And we plan to stop at a very special place so the kids can see this.

And since the forecast was for 12-18 in the city, I thought fuck the nor'easter. It screwed the concert plans and made Ty's sweet face all blotchy as he was trying to hold back tears. We are NOT cancelling dim sum and Rockefeller Center.

do you hear me universe and Sam Champion???

So we found boots. On the Saturday before Christmas 6 hours before the fucking nor'easter is forecast to hit. In the right size. On sale. And NOT at Walmart.

the Universe is Abundant

Then I dragged my poor husband outside to help me hang holiday lights.

Why did I wait so long?

sorry for yelling

Since we have NEVER decorated the outside of our house, we had no idea how to do it. None. And it was 18 degrees. Without the wind. First we tried the porch. How do we attach the damn lights?? Then we tried the Japanese maple in the front yard. But we don't have a ladder high enough to reach the top branches so it just looked stupid. Then it was dark. Which wasn't the worst thing cause then I could see HOW REALLY STUPID THE STUPID LIGHTS LOOKED.

In an attempt to keep things light and laugh instead of cry, I thought damn, I should have been taking pictures of all my pathetic attempts to keep up with the fucking light hanging Joneses.

But alas, no picts. CAUSE THE SNOW WAS COMING! And I figured we'd be either digging out today sunday, or down in Chinatown feasting. And tomorrow monday I'd be solo and probably in knee deep slush. At least for once I kept all the stupid christmas light receipts cause somewhere deep inside I knew it would probably never happen. I bought A LOT of lights

Well. One inch.

I guess I'm glad we didn't get covered. Cause maybe I can try again tomorrow to hang lights. Maybe I should let the light plans Plan C by the way go. Like I should let the cancelled concert go. But the pit bull in me is chompin' down hard and locked on. my jaw hurts

So. We're off to NYC. Apparently Central Park got 10 inches. Which may work out for the best. Maybe Chinatown and 5th Ave won't be INSANELY CROWDED on the Sunday before Christmas.

the Universe is Abundant


  1. Michelle- you are one hell of a woman, a mother, a bulldog (my favorite), a wife. A human being.
    I hope the universe smiles abundantly upon you and the children today and you get all the joy you have planned.
    Let go of the concert.
    Let go of the lights if you can.
    Enjoy the light(s) of your life.
    I love you.

  2. Yes. The Universe has it out for me too.

    We got at least 18 inches here, and it is still falling. I have no snow boots for the kids. They went out in their sneakers... Dottie's are a 1/2 size too small.

    I have to go to work this evening... I really just want to light a fire in the fireplace and pour a glass or nine of wine.

  3. You're not an idiot!!

    You're a mama trying to do it up "right." Whatever the heck that means. Forget about it - go stuff yourself to the rafters with dim sum (YUM) and have a snowball fight in Central Park.

    That sounds like great memories to me.

  4. I've missed you. I'm so glad you're making NY memories out of the slushy, shitty swine-flu snow.

    And, believe me, I understand, because if Owen's pageant had been canceled for snow, I may have cut somebody.

  5. I remember when I was a kid a field trip was canceled because it WAS TOO WINDY! It was an outdoor event but we were somewhere in the neighborhood of seven!!

    Then there was the Christmas parade. The rinky dink town I grew up in, had a Christmas parade and I was about eight and I was supposed to march in the parade because I was in the girl scouts and that morning I woke up with a high fever and a red rash. Mom took me to the doctor and he said something long the lines of strep. I still wanted to march in that parade.

    Then there was the time I DID get to go to Taum Sauk but when we went they had emptied the entire reservoir and it wasn't as neat to see a big empty concrete bowl.

    Of course, there was the time I missed out on going to the state capitol because my school was blown down by a tornado. The entire place was complete and total rubble. Anyway, I had been on the bus patrol and was so excited about the end of the year trip for providing the school my services of bus patrol. But it was canceled because the school got blown away. (The tornado blew the school down about 8pm on a Friday night...nobody was in the school, not even a janitor)

    BUT.....I'm amazed that one inch of snow shut down your little guys performance. ((hugs)) We got a dusting.....thank the Lord! I don't like snow.

  6. what?!!! ONE INCH?!!! even WE got snow.

    screw the lights...i've hung enough for the whole darn family. i know...ME! christmas lights! because the universe IS abundant, and i'm missing daddy.

    don't cry.

  7. I am a jones; it sounds as if you are, in fact, keeping up with me, so screw the lights. :) All will be well.


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