I can now officially proclaim that 2008 was a year spent Frozen! As my family awakes to another 3-5 inches of snow, every aspect of normal life is paralyzed. The airport, Amtrak and Greyhound transportation has been cancelled for the 3rd or forth day... Main interstates are closed, chains required, events cancelled. We have no hope of improvement before Christmas.
I have a few more pictures to add to the one's on my current photo show. This morning our kitty Katz was stir-crazy and banging at the door. He wasn't out for long. The boys are currently digging out the driveway... We have been housebound for three days... Daddy can't take it much longer -- he is bouncing at the doors!
As I re-plan everything the kids are disappointed our big party was cancelled this year. At this point we will be lucky to make it to the store one more time before Santa comes for his visit. Marty is writing an Email today since there is no way we will be able to drive to the mall for a visit...
It seems we may have one of those ODD Christmas mornings -- or should I say seasons! The drive to see family includes crossing two-rivers and driving through Portland... With around the clock news and all the traffic cameras WE will NOT be venturing out into the world of CRAZY!
Sometimes it's nice to be isolated during the hurry of the holiday season. This can't be economically helpful for our shopping season. I was lucky to even make it to the post office to mail gifts to family far away.
Thankfully, I told Tori to stay put last Friday otherwise there is no way she would have been able to get back home. Right now the temp is 24 degrees and snow is falling AGAIN!
A metaphor of my year! When I reflect back over 2008 it can be defined by one word: "FROZEN". In just about every category and part of my life I will consider the year to have been one filled with Frigid Attitudes, Ice Cold Support, and frozen progress. My year was filled with slips on ice and closed roads. With several slide-backs. The chains I have had didn't fit and it seems I live on roads not big enough for the snow plows or gravel.
...so, It's official 2008 will be considered the year my life was most frozen... The only thing I am thankful didn't freeze is time! Thankfully a new year is soon to arrive and I can hope for a thaw
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