As y’all know by now, Honey arrived home safe after a harrowing twenty-two hours stranded in his car on a major Georgia interstate. He pushed cars out of the way, made it as far home as he safely could by driving, abandoned his car and finally walked the last few miles. This was a sight for sore eyes and the answer to many, many prayers…
He had no coat, no gloves, no hat and only loafers on his feet, but he made it!! He remained SO calm and positive throughout the night and actually said he could have made it at least another day before getting worried :-) (Meanwhile I was at home doing my type-A super freak-out for 22 hours straight.) As soon as I can safely get to Target, I am provisioning both of our cars with emergency kits.
After a hot meal and hotter shower, he didn’t head to bed. Nope, he geared up to take the boys out sledding ALL DAY LONG. I hunkered down with the neighborhood ladies and we finally had some much deserved fun in the snow!! After all, this really is a novelty for us down South. We even got to celebrate the 11th birthday of one of the best kids I have the pleasure of knowing. Thank you to the R family for keeping us (and three additional families) fed and watered (and by water I do mean wine) and entertained yesterday. Was a memorable day!!
Before things got so dicey on Tuesday, I set out a bowl to collect clean snow for “snow cream”. We used the darling “Just Add Ice Cream” kits that were CeeCee’s party favor to serve them up!!
– 1/2 gallon clean snow
– 1/2 cup sugar
– 1 cup milk
– 1/2 tsp vanilla
Mix sugar and snow. In a separate bowl, mix milk and vanilla. Add the milk mixture to the snow mixture and stir. Enjoy!!
So thankful to wake up all under the same roof, this morning I was finally in a place to appreciate the beauty of the snow covered grounds.
That being said, the roads all around our house are still covered in sheets of ice. We live on a very hilly and pretty shady road, and this is what either end of our road looks like as of this morning…
And this is the entrance to our neighborhood as of 11AM today…
Scary, no?!?! If I were a betting woman I’d say we will be bundled up here until Saturday. When it is rumored to be 60 degrees!?!? Thank you again, from the bottom of my heart, for all of your thoughts, prayers and kind wishes. I hope that all of you that had loved ones stranded have now seen them home safely. This momma hen will be keeping her chickens at home at the next mere mention of the “s” word.