But not the good kind. In fact, no smoothies at all (it’s way too cold for a frozen beverage right now!) No, I’m talking about the kind of green-headed monster that rears its ugly head when I get JEALOUS of someone or something.
Today, I’m super jealous of the seemingly ENDLESS snow-days for what feels like the entire country! I mean, I’m not jealous of the blizzard – don’t get me wrong. But, it’s just NOT FAIR that so many of my Texas friends are getting out of work & school simply due to WIND! There’s not even snow, people!
And here, in Tucson, this morning I woke up to discover that a central pipe has frozen over, leaving hundreds with NO RUNNING WATER!!! The “low” was forecast at 20 degress….well it’s only 18 right now, so clearly the weather man was off! And yet, somehow I’ve got to put on my big girl pants and trudge in to work! Boo!
Although, (trying to see the silver lining), my house is super old so it originally didn’t have a heater. The only thing to heat the entire house is this tiny little contraption which effectively works like a fireplace…..it’s warm if you’re right up close to it. If you’re more than 3 feet away, you can’t even feel it.
So, at least going to work involves being in a heated building (except for yesterday – when the heat was broken for half the day….very fun).
Oh, right, and Chris & his brother went to work super early, so I’ve gotta bike to school in this weather. Horrific. Thankfully I have enough flexibility that I can wait to go in until noon when the sun is peaking up and it’s hopefully up in the high 30’s (above freezing!)
This is my bro-in-law, all bundled up on the couch
Note how he’s burrowed into the couch, creating a little nest out of pillows, throw blankets, & jackets
And then I walk into the bedroom to see this (Don’t judge that the bed wasn’t made yesterday!)
Can you spot Rocky in a little nest all his own?
Here’s a better angle:
Why so many pictures, Mom? That flash is disturbing!
Do you want to come cuddle with me, too?
So now I’ve gotta buckle down & get some things taken care of before
my fingers fall off from frostbite I go in to work.
Do you get a snow day, or are you still being forced to go into work/school?