Winter Storm Stella finally arrived. Thankfully, my area did NOT get the 12″-18″ predicted. I think we barely got 5″, which is fine with me, since I’m totally ready for Spring, even though this winter has been quite mild, thankfully. As I type, sleet is still falling, but I think that all of the snow has moved to the east. I’m very glad that I didn’t need to dig out and try to get to work (which apparently is operating as business as usual, because it’s not on the list of closed businesses). Even the ob/gyn office where I’m a patient is closed (most likely because the doctors’ children’s schools are closed). The kids, of course, are disappointed again, because they wanted way more snow to build a HUGE snow fort.
Last night at dinner–tacos for the preschooler’s birthday–my husband was joking that the boys should go outside in the snow today and do their best impression of the famous scene from A Streetcar Named Desire in which Marlon Brando screams, “Stelllaaa!” My older daughter said, “I’ll do it!” My husband then tried to explain to the kids the significance of the scene, but it went right over their heads.
We had another chocolate Oreo cake for the preschooler’s birthday. My husband was not as happy with this one as with the one from last week. The chocolate icing didn’t spread as nicely, so it wasn’t as “picture-perfect” as the previous cake, but it was still delicious! The birthday boy ate most of his piece, happily shoveling in big pieces of chocolate.
The little kids are bugging to go outside, and the big boys are helping their dad clear the snow while I help my older daughter with schoolwork, and now the baby woke up, so I guess writing time is over for me for now.