Monday, January 14, 2008

Blowing And Drifting

My inklings regarding today's Snow Day potential were correct in many ways.  I did, in fact, get to stay home today.  And it was one of those very rare days where almost every school made the decision before a single flake hit the ground.  That should have been some indication.  My school district's name and number were merrily scrolling along the bottom of the television screen at 5:00 this morning and many, many others were soon to follow.  I inkled true!

I was waaaaaay off on snow totals, though.  The flakes began falling in my area fairly early, but the winds have been whipping it about so much that it is hard to tell how much we have.  My nearest guess at this point is somewhere between eight and four thousand inches.  Or a foot.  Whatever...

But it is the nice, light fluffy snow that is easy to remove from one's vehicle, sort of like Hollywood snow.  Hopefully, this means that the wall of white which the plows built around my truck throughout this day is one that can be driven through easily come tomorrow morning.  The snow advisory is staying up until later tonight, so there is really no point in returning the chariot to its usual parking place.  This will just make the plows angry and heaven only knows what they might do to my helpless truck should  it be found parked flagrantly and blatantly in its own parking space.

The day was a productive one for me as I was able to finish and seam up the little baby kimono and now it only awaits a certain Sheep and her willingness to stitch on the ties.  I also started a pair of widdle baby socks just to see how those might look.  And, if what I've got on the needles right now is any indication, there is a great deal of sockie cuteness that is soon to land in my lap.  I'm not normally one to think that something is cute just 'cuz it's little.  But these are better than little.  They are "widdle."  I might just die from the sheer sweetness of it all...

Note:  Those of you who consider yourselves to be connie-sewers of fine whine, get those palates ready.  Here it comes.

It is more likely, though, that I shall expire from a cold.  I thought I felt a little snuffy last night.  And I've had the whole bad-mood-I-hate-everyone-why-not-cut-off-all-my-hair-and-see-if-that-helps-matters thing going on.  Then there was all the tiredness...  And yet, none of this registered as being possibly related to my coming down with something.  Apparently I only get weather related inklings and not anything concerning my own well-being.

Hence, I was rather nonplussed this morning when the aches started.  The sneezes quite took me by surprise.  And the runny nose?  I almost needed smelling salts to recover from the   shock.  Not that they would have worked.  My nose is all stuffed up and there is nothing short of a high powered drill that could get past whatever is causing that little roadblock.  

I am sickly.  Long time readers will know that this is the time where they can get a glimpse into the true nature of The Sheep.  As much as I would like to think of myself as one of those people who suffers quietly or, at the very least, with a little bit of grace, I am not.  I am needy.  Expect some changes in climate and perhaps a bit more or less time exposed to sunlight depending upon where you live.  The world is about to start revolving around me and this could cause any number of planetary quirks.  I am sorry about that, especially if it means you have a longer work day or if your kids won't go to sleep because they think it is noon.  But, it is beyond my power to control.  These things have to run their course.  

And it's supposed to snow again on Friday.  Pass the tissues.  I'll just sit over here and whimper quietly until everyone finally says, "awwww" in a desperate effort to placate me.

SA


19 comments:

trek said...

As I was reading this out loud to Number Guy, he was sort of wondering if it was something I was posting to my blog. The sun revolving bit tipped him off, though as to the true author of the post.

Have a Kleenex on me. And I shall do the same.

::cough, cough::

Jeanne said...

Yay, snow day! I'm sorry it turned into snot day, too. Hopefully the level of that will be less than eight and four thousand inches. Feel better!

Anonymous said...

AWWWWWW!!

Hope you feel better.

Auntie Sheep

The Kelly Green Rogue said...

wooohoo! a snow day! I am jealous of it but not your snow! :)

Beth said...

I'm sorry you're not feeling well. That's no fun. I hope you perk up soon.

mehitabel said...

Awww, poor Sheepie! There, there! If I were closer (like say, 300 miles instead of 3000), I'd bring you chicken soup, sinus-blasting Vicks Vap-o-rub, and TLC.
Let's hope that the plows have time to clean the runways at BDL before my Wed. afternoon arrival. I have been looking forward to the trip and the prospect of snow! Real SNOW! is giving me great joy. But not if it keeps my plane in the air!

Teri S. said...

Can you inkle our weather, please? The professional inklers are calling for rain/snow on Thursday and are predicting (get this) between 1/10th and 1/4 of an inch. Pitiful. Of course, if the system is coming from the south, maybe we'll get 14 inches.

I do hope your cold gets better soon. I am not prepared to face longer workdays. Working a full five days last week was quite enough.

Kath said...

Well, I'm sorry you've come down with cooties but how nice to have the snow day to rest while consuming juice, sou, and large amounts of kleenex.

Thanks for the info on the baby kimon - that looks like a good one to knit up and put aside for fast baby shower gifts.

And thank you for advance notice of the fine whine - I always like to pair it with a good stinky cheese!

kmkat said...

Aw, poor Sheepie, have some chicken soup and wine and chocolate. There, do you feel better now? No? Here, have some more. And a couple black and white cookies.

I make a pretty dandy nurse, don't you think?

Rabbitch said...

awwwwww

Julie said...

Awwwww. There, no stop the whining and get better!

I had to sit at work again today (while you were at home) and watch the snow pile up. Luckily, my hubby drove me to work and I got a ride home from my boss/neighbor; it was kind of funny (in a sick way) watching everyone else shovel their cars out of the parking lot. Of course you could count the number of people who actually ventured into Town Hall on one hand; sure glad we were there to help them!

Anonymous said...

Oh no! I hope you feel better. It's not fair to get a snow day and then get sick.
Karen
http://nothingbutknit.blog-city.com/

Cathy said...

What? A snow day that turns into a sick day? How fair is that? Not!!

I hope you get over this really soon coz we are supposed to have snow today and that may mean your snow Friday. I'll send health along with the snow instead of cold, how's that?

Marianne said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww, there there.....

that's just wrong... snow day turning into sick day... wrong, on so many levels.

awwwwwwwwwwww, feel better soon.

Alwen said...

Awwww, that's as bad as getting rain and snow over spring vacation, followed by beautiful sunny weather the day school re-starts.

Debbie said...

Awwwwww!
(You did say everybody ;) )

Knitting Linguist said...

AAAAWWWWWW! (Anything to keep work days from being longer.) I hope you feel better very very soon! :)

Susan Pandorf said...

What they said...

What?

Oh, you mean we have to actually SAY it?

Why?

Because it's your blog and we'll "AAWW" if you want us to.

That's why!

AAAAAAAAWWWWWWWW!!!!!!

Donna Lee said...

Sorry about the cold thingy. I do object to longer work days/weeks though so please try to restrain the center of the universe thing. Please? We haven't gotten any snow and it's so depressing to get excited over flurries. I want a good snow storm that closes things that I can use as an excuse to stay home.