While we slept
While we slept last night, 10 inches of snow fell over Atlanta and suburbia turning it into a winter wonderland. Schools were closed and highways were closed after sadly 30 fatalities occurred. Despite the snow, I had a hard time getting myself out of bed this morning. My pregnant body only wants to sleep. In the kitchen, the aroma of pancakes filled the air as my almost 12 years old decided if mom wasn't going to get out of bed he was going to get breakfast on the table. Mitten, scarves, and hats were dug out of the basement from last years trip to Utah and the boys couldn't wait for the green light to go outside. They won their battle of begging around 8:30 am. Not too long afterward, neighborhood children joined them. Snowballs went flying through the air. The plastic sled was put to good use with trip after trip down the littlest of hills but no one cared. They were having fun. Later my husband took the boys on a walk in hopes of making their energetic bodies weary. The day is over and I am starting to feel a little stir crazy, and tomorrow schools are canceled again because of freezing temperatures leaving the roads covered in ice. Hopefully, by tomorrow afternoon it will warm up enough that the boys can build a snowman. I also wouldn't mind getting out of the house. Sadly tonight I got a phone call that my grandmothers' sister Peg died today. She was 82. I am sure the reunion with my grandmother who passed away when I was 10 and her other family members were sweet. She was a great woman. She worked on the Lowell police force for many years and raised two wonderful children along with taking care of me for many years. She will be dearly missed.