I knew it before school called it, but it still hurts. We got slammed by Nemo; missed school on Friday, cancelled again today, not that I blame them. The roads are still impassable in some spots. They certainly aren’t wide enough for the big yellow buses and potential oncoming traffic. I wonder if they will even be able to resume tomorrow.
I don’t even want to talk about my aching back from the crazy amounts of shoveling. Add to that misery my husband working from home yet again and you have a recipe for mass murder. Thank God we didn’t lose power–I assure you I’d be in jail right now. Damn you Nemo. If you were that orange fish, I’d fry your ass up and feed you to my cats.
The real bitch of it is that February break is next week. This happens every f’in year. They never take days from that stupid week. Yes, February “vacation ” is my most odious enemy–a dreaded seven days that throw a pall over the rest of the year. I never go anywhere, and I’m stuck inside with three kids. All the Vitamin D and mothers’ little helper in the world can’t make that palatable.
Instead, they’ll take from April break. That one I actually do enjoy. It’s Easter. We travel. We can walk outside without needing a Newfoundland with a thermos of booze strapped around his neck. Green things are growing. Life is good again and I have a much higher threshold for kid and husband bullshit.
But noooooo, they’ll pull from spring break and tack days to the end of the school year that screw with the camp schedule for the little fruits of my loin.
Maybe I’ll work a violent scene into my writing today, if I get to write at all. Maybe I’ll finally get my wet, naked hunks out of the shower. Maybe I’ll put some Tool on and go wash some dishes.
Where’d I put that mother’s little helper…?
This has been a public bitch fest from your friendly, neighborhood sex writer.
- Winter Storm Nemo is Here in Maine 2-9-13 (aveteranrunnah.com)
- Snowfall in Salem (streetsofsalem.com)
- Blizzard #Nemo (highlifeinthelowcountry.wordpress.com)
- Blinding Nemo: Watch Two Feet of Snow Accumulate in 40 Seconds [Video] (bostinno.com)