Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Wonderful Wednesday

The morning revealed another spring snow storm. 

Michael had two appointments, (one in Anchorage), and a lunch date with Jared. I was supposed to go along, but we decided it would be fine if I stayed home today. I had things to get done: 
  • Wrangle some Homestead Club details for April's meeting
  • Finish some insurance appeal stuff
  • Make dental appointments for the kids and I
  • Clean the bathroom - possibly dust and mop too! 
  • Scoop Yuuki dookie from the yard
  • Get the blog  caught up
  • Renew our ministerial licenses
  • Pay our taxes 
  • Call Dad
  • Read a mystery 
None of these are BIG items; but together they add up to impossible if one is NOT HOME. πŸ˜€In any event, I could use a day at home and Michael felt my record keeping abilities weren't needed at either appointment.

The snow made it much more urgent that I move Yuuki Dookie to the top of the list before it was all buried again.....She was content to watch from her front row seat INSIDE....the WARM house.

 Bre asked us to watch Gideon while she and Bella Showered. He has a new trick - scooting. In times past, I could sit him on the counter and eat...he was content to sit and watch. Today, he scooted away to Auntie Stacia. Note Jenny's fish casserole on Stacia's plate. It's a hit. No, she didn't give the baby any.

It became apparent, if I was going to do anything, I'd have to strap on Gideon. He seemed a bit perplexed...but was happy to ride along as I dusted.

This is what happens when it melts, freezes, melts, freezes....

We expected Michael home from Anchorage at 4:00 or 4:30. At 5:00, I began calling him. No answer.  We were having friends for dinner at 6:00 p.m.  The kids were to take the Jeep and drive to youth group at 6:15 p.m.  5:45 p.m. and Elaine arrived, Michael was still not home. 6:00 p.m. and Dale arrived, still no Michael. His phone went directly to voice. Jared confirmed he'd left Michael at 1 p.m. and he didn't know of any errands Michael was running.

My mind began to run wild.....the kids would never forgive me (and I'd not forgive myself) if I stayed home and Michael  had a sleep attack and wrecked on the Glenn. 6:30 p.m. and I was discussing when I should call the troopers. I wasn't sure if he was on the Old Glenn or the Glenn. Yes, in the future, we'll be sure those at home know which route we're taking.😏 He was 2 hours later than I expected him, he knew we had company coming over, he knew the kids needed the car......and then about 6:40 he walked in the door. Safe!   Shew....yes, he DID stop at Lowe's, but the traffic was also bad AND he had to stop when he realized the gas gauge isn't always reliable and he thought it was low. Sure enough - it took 19 gals in our 20 gal tank. He could have been much later. His phone is notorious for dying, but the charger in the car wasn't working.

Dale and Elaine brought pizza. πŸ•πŸ“πŸŽI made salad and fruit salad. We kept the focus on getting to know each other - and it was a great night.  The kids made it to youth group late, but stayed late to make up for it. πŸ˜€πŸ½πŸ˜ We visited so long  poor Elaine and Dale were surely later than they expected getting home. (Still not up to the my old photo taking capabilities - ah well, eventually you'll see photos and know we really ARE meeting real people and making honest-to-goodness friends in the community). 

I turned the night light on for the table garden and headed to blog one last entry before calling it a day. The rest of those items can wait for tomorrow.

That stop at Lowe's? He got me more dirt, perlite and peat moss....and containers to plant some tomatoes and more.