March 01, 2009


It's snowing in Atlanta which means...


The city is shut down! Tah dah!

My flight leaves at 8:10 and already flights before me and after me have been canceled or delayed. I called my husband and said, "Get ready. I may have problems getting out today..."

If I didn't have kids, I'd of course be content to stay. The Flambina and I are having a great time.

In the last 12 hours she's started to smile more, track, and nailed me in the face once (unintentionally) with a mitted hand.

She grins and will briefly return the smile.

I find myself doing the overexagerated faces to make her notice me. Its like my face is made of silly putty.

I dread going home. Its not my kids. But the more people you have in your life, the more potential for constant chaos.

Someone is unhappy, someone has friends causing issues, someone has a problem with a teacher, someone needs to go here or there, someone is sick, someone always... NEEDS something and as everyone gets bigger, the needs are larger as well.

Work, inlaws, kids, spouses, inlaws, school, inlaws... see a trend?

So this weekend has been my happy place.

I'm watching the snow fall in the largest flakes I've ever seen in my life, making me understand why Eskimos have so many words for snow, while the birds sit all puffed up in trees and my niece sleeps, eyes fluttering as she chases butterflies in her dreams or groans and frowns as her nightmares could not possibly extend beyond someone stealing the breast from which she feeds.

I love the babies... even if you're up until 130 pacing.

I love the babies.

Pictures coming... probably to this very space.

Posted by Boudicca at March 1, 2009 01:08 PM | TrackBack

enjoy your remaining time, and I hope you come home safely.

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at March 1, 2009 03:59 PM

I hope you have a good trip home! I know that the Flambina will miss you!! :)

Posted by: Richmond at March 1, 2009 06:47 PM

Lookie there - fluffy let me comment without a fight. I should go buy a lotto ticket...

Posted by: Richmond at March 1, 2009 06:48 PM

The constant need for things to be done is why I'm so glad my kids are grown and I stopped at 2 kids... it's hard for me to deal. heh.

Anyhow, hope you get home without too much hassle and I'm very glad you got a break. It doesn't happen often, so when it does, it's very nice indeed. Yay!

Posted by: Teresa at March 1, 2009 07:08 PM

Enjoy your happy place!

Posted by: vw bug at March 1, 2009 08:21 PM

Please tell us your Atlanta adventure has a happy ending. The ways the trip home can turn out to be a total disaster seem endless.

Posted by: Bob at March 1, 2009 09:56 PM

The snow was fun - until it killed our power. And as of now (2:30 Monday afternoon), it's still out.
And we may be out a while, due to the fact we live in the boondocks.

Posted by: diamond dave at March 2, 2009 02:21 PM

Flambina hashad a great start to life. Loads and loads of LOVE.

Glad you enjoyed the visit.

Posted by: bx19 at March 2, 2009 04:37 PM