We’ve had our first bit of winter weather this weekend. Ice, sleet, a bit of snow, the works. Poor pugs trying to climb down the deck stairs to go potty was quite a site. My husband is a safety freak so at the first mention of winter weather by our local weather guys Jon was glued to the tv. He’d furiously switch between the local weather station and the Weather Channel yelling at the tv “Where’s the big radar picture?? How can I tell what’s coming our way if you won’t show the big picture?!”. I also heard him yell at one point “The stupid Weather Channel is just like MTV now. No weather, just shows about weather! What the @#$%??”
He was off work on Saturday and was glad for it as he is a manager at a grocery store and if you live in the South you know what happends when they predict ice or snow…a stampede of people at the grocery store grabbing all the milk and bread they can find because a prediction of 1-3 inches means you may not see daylight for weeks people and for God’s sake they shouldn’t have to go that long without milk and bread!
Turns out his store had to close early because of the weather on Saturday and Jon had to work overnight just in case of a power outtage. Apparently Jon’s boss has him confused with Electric Man- able to produce running electrical current with a snap of his fingers! So Jon parked the car at the top of our hill and made his way to work overnight at the store. Now, let me explain what this meant for me this weekend:
1. No sleep Saturday night as Ike & Kea knew Jon wasn’t there and that means they must bark non-stop all night in tag team fashion.
2. Constant supervision by my husband of me all weekend.
I haven’t left the house. At all. He wouldn’t even let me out to check the mail. He just knew that the moment I touched down outside of the house I’d slip and break a hip or something. I was allowed to take the dogs out back though. Joy. Now, it was cold and nasty out all weekend so I really didn’t mind staying in. It just cracks me up how he springs to action and turns into such a zealot about it all.
We did watch 2 movies this weekend though. Thank you Jesus for Netflix. Cellular and Garden State. Cellular featured Jason Statham who we both love and was a clever movie we thought. And I just love Garden State. It’s not Jon’s type of movie usually, but even he laughed like crazy at the knight scene. How could you not?