Why is it that winter weather shows up like a white witch just when you want to wander around for a while? I have been playing with that sentence a bit trying to get all of the “wh” sounds that I can into it so you can hear the winds whipping around the corners of the houses here in our winter wonderland of the Dakotas. Actually the wind hasn’t gotten that bad yet, but the predictions are there for this weekend. Just when we were going to have a Jaxon weekend. Sort of a wet blanket on that affair for now.
This morning started with a call from Victoria at the same time that my phone was dying, so imagine waking from a weird dream (the only type I have) to hearing this buzzing (phone was on vibrate) and a picture of Jaxon lit up on the phone with a notice over the top of it saying “low battery.” I grabbed the charger at the same time I said hello and hoped like the Dickens that I wouldn’t lose the call. At 7 a.m., I figure she is already on the road, and with all the lakes next to the Interstate between Jamestown and Valley, I didn’t want to be her last call and not know where she was. Anyway, got plugged in and answered to hear her ask, “Where is Dad?”
“So, what am I in the decision-making department, Chopped Liver!?!”
As it all turned out, she decided to stay in Jamestown, call the professors and do her work on-line for the day. Jaxon was able to enjoy a day in his own house with his own toys and nag her to the end. She was and is still bent on making it to Bismarck by early Saturday to be able to get to Dickinson to Nate’s company Christmas event. James keep saying stay put until the weather has cleared. I don’t know why this “Gandolph” storm system has to be playing around with us this weekend, but so it is. Oh and since when do we name winter storms? I guess they started this year, good grief!
I am supposed to go to Mandan tomorrow for a Farmers Union Youth Director training. I am not even worried about getting there if the weather is too bad. There is no way I am leaving the house. James and I used to do those crazy things. It stopped the night that James, Paulina and I were stranded in Sterling and had to stay in a little motel that was freezing cold. I guess we were just lucky there was a room available.
I have a few photos to share again. The first one is sort of one of those joke photos. I may actually make a certain newspaper a bit upset with this, but I will put it out anyway and just not tag it. I am wondering why put up the container, which most people in the Dakotas don’t appreciate having to mow around, if you aren’t going to use it anyway.
Wow, just as I am on the computer in James’ room, the intercom announced that school will be dismissing at 2 p.m. Of all things James thought of it as Friday is detention day, and he called sister Kathy to volunteer to take it for her, but she already had it covered by another teachers. Do you really have detention on a day like this? James told me that all the students on detention live in town…..OK. I think that I will be walking home…it is rather cold…and possibly making some cupcakes. I will share a photo tomorrow if I do. If I don’t, then I plan to hit the couch like the last of these cat shots.