Feb 25, 2010

AND THE CUPBOARDS WERE BEAR



We woke up to it snowing today.
It may snow all morning, but it is not expected to stick to the roads or cause too many problems. There is still school, but it is filled with many unhappy bitter kids , #3 included. I bet there is not a lot of learning going on. Here in the middle of NC, some winters we do not see one single flake of snow. Some winters we do.

We have had three snowfalls this winter and that is unusual.
The first snowfall happened when it was bitterly cold outside and it stuck and froze on the roads for several days. We ended up with about 8 inches.






We are not equipped to handle that here and it causes a lot of
(unnecessary) excitement.
It is funny to see everything come to a screeching halt and folks stock up like it is the Armageddon.

We were eating out when it started snowing (surprise-surprise) and on the way home we stopped by the grocery store to pick up a few things.

We were too late, kind of out of luck.












#3 wasn't worried about our food situation.
She was so excited, she broke out into a little Snow Dance
in the middle of one of the isles.


video



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Tomorrow is the BIG day!!
Tomorrow afternoon we will be adding to our family.
I've got to run a few errands today and load up on cute doggie stuff (and then hide it).
I cannot wait to see #3's face when she sees her.
She knows we are getting a dog, but she thinks it won't be for a few weeks.
#1 and #2 already know that it is tomorrow.
We bought her from a breeder in another state and she is being flown here.
It isn't too far away, and the whole process will only take about five hours.
I was so against it at first and really upset about the shipping of puppies, but we looked into driving to get her or even flying there and carrying her back as carry on, but it just wasn't going to work.
I will be so nervous tomorrow afternoon.

The flight she is taking is one especially for pet cargo and she is being "escorted", traveling in a heated area of the plane and hand carried to an office, so I am feeling better about the whole process.
I am losing sleep about the $$$ though.
The things we do for love!!! HA!

I hope to put some pictures up tomorrow night!
Can't wait.


8 comments:

Joyce said...

Well we are in the midst of another 'snow event' as they like to say. The weathermen act like they're running NASA. We got about 8 inches Tuesday night but the roads were fine yesterday. They are highly efficient up here with the plows. We're supposed to get close to two feet by the end of Friday. I went to the grocery store yesterday because I'm having company for dinner on Saturday and just in case I can't get out tomorrow I wanted to be mostly ready. It was insane!

My husband is home today. He cannot get his work computer connected at home for some reason and our satellite has already gone out this morning so will probably be out til who knows when. It is going to be a long day : )

The Muse said...

Goodness, what a run on food!

If you have not been to the banquet yet, I hope you will come share my Feast...you may even bring your new puppy...I'll supply doggie biscuits!
http://adivashammer.com/archives/1143

Strange how individuals feed on panic...lol to keep ones wits about you is key...and of course...that and a good snow tune...!
LOL
Loved your daughter's take on the moment!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I know you are getting so excited about your new baby. You are going to have the best weekend getting to know each other. Enjoy!!! Love & blessings from NC!

Love Being a Nonny said...

Oh, I just thought of another name for her: Marlee.

Hope your weekend is wonderful!

linda said...

I can't wait to see pictures of your new baby! Have you come up with some names yet? As soon as you see her, you'll be able to tell which name will fit her face and personality. Sooo exciting!

Sorry about the snow issue. You guys need to be getting some warmer weather soon, it's almost spring for pete's sake!

Betsy said...

Welcome to the south where we all go nuts over a flake of snow! I can't believe those grocery store shelves (which, BTW I can tell is Harris Teeter!)

I can't wait to see your new doggy!!

Okiegirl said...

Sorry about the snow, I know you have to be getting as tired of it as we are here in OK. We're supposed to get a'dusting' tonight & maybe another on Monday. Hurry up SPRING!
Can't wait to see puppy pics & find out what her name will be. #3 is just gonna bust! Does she have her basket ready? :)

Darla DiStefano said...

oh my! Looks like someone did some hurricane shopping up there, lol! Can't wait to see the pictures of the new puppy...poor little dear will be tired after a long flight! :-) Your baby girl will be so excited! Heck...I'm excited! :-)