We woke up to an inch or two of snow this morning (at 4:45 a.m. which is when my school administrator husband is obligated to get up to check the weather & school closing status). Since he is from Iowa, he scoffed when he saw that the public schools had already closed their doors for the day; however, he had to conform and call off our school as well. Not that he minds a snow day; believe me, he enjoys the break as much as the kids do!! 🙂
We fall into this snow-day routine that is left over from my days as the school secretary. I call the radio stations on the cell phone to let them know our school is closed, and then I contact the tv stations (you have to have a SPECIAL CODE to authorize the notification … which somehow makes me feel very powerful!! hee hee!!). He calls from our home phone and wakes up the teachers and staff to tell them to go back to bed …
Today I was looking forward to crawling back into my warm bed after the obligatory notifications were done … and I did … and about 10 minutes later Miriam woke up. *sigh* I fed her and then Dan said he’d take her for me. So I snuggled back in … and the phone rang (church member calling to ask if we’d canceled school). *sigh* But I was just about to drift off again … and Miriam found her way to my bedroom door and sat in front of it crying (Dan likens her to a cat who HATES closed doors). I pull her into bed with me … and the phone rings … again (above said church member has called us back by mistake). *sigh* Dan takes Miriam back. She fusses and chants, “Mom-mom-mom … Ma-ma! Ma-ma! Ma-ma!” and who can resist that so I get up. Happy Snow Day. So much for sleeping in.
Since the Chinese President is here in the U.S. visiting the Obama’s, I could recommend the above for his Chinese torture tactics (do they still do Chinese torture?!!?!!):
let someone drift to just the edge of sleep — and shrilly wake them up to the sound of a baby crying or a phone ringing. Repeat. Five times. That should adequately put them on or over the edge. See, I’m willing to spill my guts already.
So, I’ve been drinking coffee and reading blogs – and I found an article at Blissfully Domestic that is JUST WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT!!!
Also, I got a comment on my water-drinking issue that explains my water problem so adequately – from a fellow non-water-liker: ” it just sits on my stomach and i just feel it swishing around in there.”
YES, me too!!!!!!!! Especially if I drink it first thing in the morning – I just feel like it’s going to come back up because it sure doesn’t seem to be going down.
My other confession about water is this: I don’t take medication with water. Somehow the taste of the pill (tylenol, whatever) comes through the water – and then it sits in my stomach, and I can almost envision the pill swimming around in the stagnant water. It makes me sicker to take a pill with water than to not take a pill at all. Pill + coke goes down nice & easy … Don’t tell my doctor I said that. 😉
Well, Miriam is down for an early morning nap (BIG SURPRISE!!!!!) and maybe I will follow her example. My coffee cup is empty now – and maybe I can enjoy some extra snow day rest after all.