Saturday, January 30, 2010

Snowed In

When I was living in Utah, I always hoped to be snowed in and have to stay home drinking hot chocolate and watching movies instead of go to work. My wish never came true in Utah. I may have had a hard time getting out of the parking lot at times, but I always made it. Today, in North Carolina, we are snowed in. I'm not sure how many inches of snow/ice we got, but it really doesn't look like much. But when we went to the car to take a quick trip to the grocery store and return a red box movie, we couldn't get the car to roll over a small patch of ice/snow behind the back tires. After spinning the tires for a while, we gave up and came back inside. Turns out being snowed in is a little bit boring. We don't have any good movies to watch and I feel lazy not leaving the house all day. Church has already been cancelled for tomorrow, so we won't be leaving the house tomorrow either.

I thought people were crazy for stocking up at the grocery store the other day, but now I'm glad I did some extra shopping this week!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Never catch a falling cactus

While Jared was kindly propagating an aloe plant for me today, he accidentally knocked a potted cactus off the windowsill. Reflexes kicked in and he reached out to catch it. Dang reflexes. His thumb was covered with cactus needles. Those suckers were long and went in deep - some even under his fingernail. Poor guy. It reminded me of the dog on Homeward Bound that gets a faceful of porcupine quills.