... the seating area is full of crap that I need to remove.
... Mad's car seat is currently rear facing because Fynn borrowed it during our trek down south.
... Madelyn's extra clothes are sitting at the top of the stairs.
... I am wearing the new jeans that I wanted to wear tomorrow (we went shopping today and I swear they were the only pants that were completely dry when it was time to leave)... and that I now really need to wear. Why?
... it's snowing. We got a little snow last winter. In the past four hours we've gotten at least twice the total of last year. Mad and I went out to play in it briefly while Tom was upstairs on sleep duty with Fynn. Then we switched places so he didn't miss out. (No, that didn't mess things up for Fynn at all.) He and Mad made her first snowman.
... our neighborhood is blanketed in white and dotted with children running around and riding new Christmas bikes.
... the pass down to our jobs is, last I heard, running with CHP escorts, but may be closed by morning. Elevation-wise, it's about 1600 feet higher than here, so that area gets a lot more "weather" than we do.
... our phone just rang with a call from the local school district indicating that there will be no school tomorrow due to inclement weather. (This brought hearty scoffing sounds from Tom because it's really not that much snow.)
... I'm sitting here, kind of hoping that we'll be snowed in. Tom could take a vacation day. I might be able to maneuver my schedule at such late notice, but an unpaid day off wouldn't be that bad. A day of snuggling with the girls whenever we weren't outside building more snowmen sounds perfect. Doesn't it?
***Okay, since I started this post, the car is now in order, laundry is about to move to the dryer and photos from this evening are uploaded. Here's a sampling of Mad's first romp in the snow.