Christmas has been cancelled

December 25, 2009


But not the reason for it – Happy Birthday, Jesus!

We are currently experiencing a little ol’ blizzard. We all got up and got dressed for church, Lloyd and I started to shovel out and he said, “Forget it – we’re walking. Even if we get out of the driveway we’ll get stuck at some intersection.” We went in to get Brad, but fortunately Lloyd checked the church’s website first and found out that services had been canceled. The actual snow isn’t so bad, it’s the ice underneath and the drifts – the drifts are killer. Bare ground in a few spots and knee-high drifts in others. Not fun.

Our street will be the last to be plowed.  On Monday.

Lloyd called his folks to tell them Merry Christmas, and don’t let me forget to send a Christmas card to AT&T for their stellar service in our area. He still has to stand outside to use his phone. Awesome.

This is a better view of the blowing snow.

So, we stayed home. Brad went to his parents for the day, and we bowed out to let the Royuks have some family time and also to let me sleep and sleep and sleep. (I think I might be getting sick. Yay.) Before the nap, though, we cooked up some fantastic crab legs that my sister Keren shipped from Alaska. Thank you, Keren! You made Lloyd’s Christmas!!!

Oh, he was so, so happy.

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8 Responses to “Christmas has been cancelled”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Why do blizzards keep happening to me? First on the east coast, now here.

    I’m glad you got to sleep. And I’m glad you felt guilty for not coming over right away. Your guilt is your gift to me. Merry Christmas!


  2. Kristi Said on:

    We had pizza on Christmas Day -- that’s a first. No services for Foster either.


    • Karla Said on:

      We had Chinese food -- in honor of A Christmas Story. 🙂 But we opted against getting the “Chinese turkey;” I didn’t want it to smile at me.


  3. Peggy Said on:

    Your title reminds me of one of the more monumental conversations that could be heard at my house yesterday that included such arguments offerings as:

    ‘NO, he was only used on that one blizzardy Christmas….or when the weather is bad’

    ‘NO, that was just the beginning of his career…and he continues to lead the team thereafter.’

    ‘How stupid was it that they didn’t immediately recognize the usefulness of his nose right from birth.’

    Yup, we’re a house full of scholars.


  4. Keren Lowell Said on:

    Lauren, I’ll send you something tasty that isn’t crab! Jam, or pie, or something homemade…


  5. Lauren Said on:

    No, no, no -- the crab was plenty tasty! I ate some, but left most for Lloyd because he loves it so, so much. You are so sweet!


  6. Keren Lowell Said on:

    I still want to send you some jam! I hope you feel better. It helps to curl up in a cozy bed and let people bring you stuff after you nap.


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