Saturday, March 05, 2011

Snowy Start to March

It snowed all day today--light fluffy flakes that started to accumulate by the afternoon (Spring in Chicago is always so cruel!! We get fluke warm days and then it snows again).

It's Stake Conference this weekend and Ben was gone at a meeting from 4-6 p.m. The kids and I spent the time coloring on huge pieces of paper, made forts, and set up blockades around the main floor of the house (blockades were not my idea, I was going with Eli's plans).

Eli and Charlie were so cute playing together--it makes a huge difference if I'm playing right there with them (compared to when I'm trying to make dinner or something and expecting/willing them to play peacefully together :). I love those moments when you can just play and be crazy with your favorite little guys.

Ben came home and I went to the adult session tonight. The main roads weren't too bad from the snow, but when I went up and over the train tracks (a tiny hill) and realized my car was not stopping like I thought it would because the road was so slick and I was sliding downhill. 

There was a split second where I panicked because I saw cars coming and I wasn't sure my car would stop in time. I slammed hard on the brakes (ABS kicked in thank goodness) and turned the wheel slightly. The car skidded but didn't slide into the main street as cars zoomed by. I was still shaking by the time I got to church. Who's ready for summer????

On a different note, I really liked this column in the Chicago Tribune on BYU's principles related to the suspension of Brandon Davies. It's quite the contrast from the news this week of a Northwestern professor allowing a sex toy demonstration to his students after class. Seriously Northwestern???

1 comment:

Marci said...

I'm so glad I don't have to deal with snow! Thanks for posting the link to that article was great!