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Mayday! Mayday!
Mayday! Mayday!

Mayday! Mayday!

It’s May 1st! I know this because:

A) I turned over my calendar.

B) I received a lovely May Day basket

C) It’s snowing outside. And it was 82 degrees yesterday.May Snow

If you guessed C, you win! And it has actually gotten heavier in the ten minutes since I took this picture. I can barely see across the schoolyard. Damn it, I just took the patio furniture cover off yesterday! Frak. I’m looking at a solid half inch of heavy, wet snow, and I’m sure there’ll be more before it quits. Oh, and please do not comment on the White Trash Patio we have. I realize it looks like crap. That is our summer project, to put in a pressed/stained/sealed concrete patio. So, yes, it looks horrible, but hey, the snow is doing a great job covering it up today!

I’ve had several things running through my head in the last couple of days, and absolutely zero time to sit and write them down. Thanks to Dragon Tales (oh, please, someone put me out of my misery; it’s snowing in May and J is watching that LSD-trip PBSkids show), I have a few minutes to spew out what has been running amok in my brain. Careful, it might get ugly. I’m coffee-less and it’s snowing in MAY!

The current stress-inducing events are still current and still stress-inducing. There is a meeting tonight and Tom and I are thinking of bringing flasks for the pissed-off parties. However, we will likely refrain, as we wish this meeting to NOT end up on the evening news. It does, let’s note, have the distinct possibility of becoming quite contentious. There will be much wine-ing once we get home.

With a shovel and a match. That is how I cleaned A’s room the other day. His room can get out of hand pretty quickly, but this was about as bad as I’ve ever seen it:

A's room

It’s like playing Where’s Waldo?, but with a bedroom. So let’s see…I see a tent, the box the tent came in, speakers from his stereo, clothes, loveys, toys, clothes, miscellaneous crap. It is considerably better now. You can see the floor. And I refrained from the match.


I have an appointment on Monday for getting a funky bumpy thing removed from my arm. It’s freaking out the husband. The dermatologist I go to has, um, how do I say this politely? She has no facial expressions. Methinks the Botox has gone bad on her. I have a significant II between my eyes, so I can sympathize. My II is getting deeper and more prominent with each passing day. I figure that by my 35th birthday this fall I should be able to plant tulip bulbs in there for next spring. I do believe that I’m furrowing my brow more often than not. Can’t imagine why…

My carpool partner has been in Hawaii for the last two weeks. Lucky. But I have been doing all the driving, both ways. I’m so over it. On the bright side, I’ve been listening to a whole bunch of podcasts. I loves my iPod. The podcast I’m into right now is Travel with Rick Steves. I’ve watched his travel shows for years and, with my parents, Tom and I have traveled Rick Steves-style. We both have one of his rucksacks, and they are fantastic for travel. One of the podcasts I listened to yesterday was with Eric Weiner, author of The Geography of Bliss. I read this book a few months ago and loved it. The author traveled the world, looking for the happiest places on earth. It’s been long enough since I read it that I can’t remember all the details, just that I loved the book. And having him on the podcast with my favorite travel author was awesome.


I’m sure there’s a whole lot more I could whine about today, but I shall refrain. I’m sure your brains thank you. Ooh, goody! I get to go to speech therapy now! And occupational therapy later! And drive some more! In the snow! And then go to a very bitter and contentious meeting with a crapload of seriously pissed off people! In the snow!

More actual posts to come in the next few days. I have a book review…from a book I finished nearly 2 months ago. I have the Pancake Puffs Pan review…only two weeks late. But hey, if you don’t hear from me…check under the snow.


  1. Snowing?!? In MAY?!? I could so never live there…

    Better make that wine mulled tonight. I hope you get the answers you need tonight and that the right solution unfolds itself on your doorstep.

  2. I love that it was 80 degrees yesterday, windows open nice breeze, if it so happened that you forgot to close one of those windows, you would have woken up to a refreshing chilly breeze and rain/snow blowing in.

    hmmm..wonder who did that?

  3. Poetikat

    Ack! So sorry for you. It’s not snowing here (for once) and it’s 12 degrees celsius. I can live with that.
    There is just no knowing what to expect weatherwise in the world these days.
    Is there a child in that bedroom? (the messed up one – room, not child)
    Your backyard doesn’t look too bad to me, but then, mine’s a squirrel-infested tip! (it’s okay – I like the squirrels – really)
    I look forward to your book review and the pancake pan review.

    Oh, and hey, I like the new look too. That was a surprise.


    P.S. I’ve got some new stuff at my blog – at last. Check out the latest poem – about the whole Miley Cyrus thing.

    Oh, and you can take the KAT’S Invisible Keepsakes down – it’s deleted.

  4. Jeezaloo!!! It’s actually very warm and sunny here today. Well, check that…I just glanced out my window, it seems a bit overcast now. Hmmm, I hope it’s still warm! Sorry to hear about the white stuff. But, better you than me, sista!! hahaha! Who am I kidding? I’d take the white stuff EVERY DAY over 90 degree days!

  5. RC

    I don’t feel much sympathy on the snow, I’ll admit, but that is only because I’ve dealt with this kind-of weather for so long…

    Hope things go okay at your meeting!

  6. we’re doing the speech therapy thing too and are currently trying really hard not to do the ot, a wonderful way to spend the morning and then dealing with the subsequent meltdown. it.is.awesome.

  7. Snow in May on the East face of the Rockies? Wow. That’s real unusual. I would offer you some wine but knowing that area as I do, the temps are likely to jump back up to 82’F tomorrow and the snow will be gone.

    Your son’s room is classic. Great picture.

  8. Yes, lovely weather we are having here. This is the time of year where my kids come walking down the stairs in the morning all blurry eyed, wearing shorts and tank tops and I have to send them back up for turtlenecks!

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