2.09.2011

It's Snow, Yo!

Ah...  Snowmageddon.  The Snowpocalypse.  A dastardly Snowtastrophe. 

Again.

'Tis the third big snow we've had this winter'go'round, and I'm so over it.   Like I've said before, we Arkansans don't handle this weather well.  The prospect of a few good inches, and it sends us all up in a tizzy.  Schools cancel hours before the first snowflake hits, and folks get all kinds of ghetto on eachother in the bread aisle at WalMart.  It's hardcore, y'all.

And once again, I'm forced to strap on plastic bags to the feet of the offspring, because while we are most certainly outfitted in all manner of make and model of flip-flop, we ain't got no snow boots up in this hood.


Oh...you thought I was kidding?  Oh, no, friend.  And we're even classy enough to support all major discount chains.  Dollar Tree and Walmart are both proudly repruhzentin'. 

Here are some other obligatory snow shots.  They pretty much look like the ones from last time, but I never really get tired of staring at rosy snowflaked cheeks wearing Walmart sacks for footwear.....  



And then I had to go and open my big mouth....

In an attempt to poke fun of the husband who is still rendered pretty much helpless, I made a snide comment about how if he were a "good dad," then he'd rig up something-or-other to pull the darling angel babies around in the snow...you know, redneck sled style.  Because we don't own sleds in the South either....

My sarcasm was beat down like a whipped horse.

Because before you can say, "Don't eat the yellow snow!" -- the husband was crutching his way to the garage to rig up a sled contraption to the Razor.  Seriously, Dude?  Point taken.  I will never question your ability to redneck rig something ever again...bum leg or not.

And then I found out who had to drive the dern thing.  In the cold.  I don't like to be cold.  Or wet.  Or cold and wet.

So I took it upon myself to come up with the sexiest get-up I could find.....



Hawt, huh? 

And here I am behind the wheel of power....


And here are my victims...uh, I mean...passengers.....

Oh...you only see two?  The other one is there....see his legs hanging off of the back?  That seemed to be the choice spot.  Although I don't know why, what with all the snow ending up in your draw's' and all.  Brrr...

Did I mention it was cold?  Even with that facemask thing on, I was about to lose my upper lip to frost bite.  Plus the face mask belongs to the husband's hunting season, and it smells like feet.  Not that the husband smells like feet...I'm just sayin'....

I tooled around our yard and hayfield for a good little bit, pulling boys, making sharp turns so that boys went flying, and driving slow watching boys running their Walmart sacked feet through the snow drifts trying to catch back up to the sled.  And then I parked and went inside.  Because fun is only fun until Mama gets cold.

The husband crutched out and took some video and picts of the fun, and this is my favorite one:

Because I had just left two kids faceplanted on the driveway....  Snort.Giggle.

And then here is a little video.  If you choose to watch it, you'll see the good clean fun of me leaving the Tater Tot in the dust.  Again, Snort.Giggle.

video

So, was the snow horrid?  No.
Was it fun?  Uh...sure.
Am I ready for Spring?  Ab.so.lute.ly.

Have I loved hanging with my men?  Snow-Doubt.

13 comments:

Bridget said...

LOL!!! I'm feelin' ya over here, too! The snow's been great and all, but I'm ready for some flip-flop weather...yep, hot days, I know...this snow thing, not so much.

Jessica said...

Fun times! Do you double bag your feet? We sometimes triple bag =)

Lori Motl said...

Love it! We hit the golf course...with four wheeler and anything one would normally pull behind a boat! So fun...SO COLD!! I'm ready for flip flop weather!

Mich said...

Your outfit looked like you raided Kev's closet. Too funny!

Loved the video too!

Alison said...

HI - larious. And btw - didn't you just look sexy in your abomidable (did I spell that right?) snow man repellant gear. :)

Christi said...

Looks like your boys had a great time, even if mom was freezing to death! :)

What a great sport you are!

I'm gonna give Corey the privilege of taking our kiddos to the sledding hill tomorrow while I try to dig out from the laundry pile! :)

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

I love the Walmart bags. You're snow smart. :)

Kendra said...

Honey, it's not a redneck Southern snow day unless you use BREAD sacks to keep your feet warm. Much more sturdy and warm than those flimsy Walmart sacks. The trick is to put it over your socks, affix it to your ankle with rubber bands (not enough to cut off the circulation) and then tuck it in to your shoes. Works like a charm! Can't believe we are fully invested in winter gear and we've hardly had any snow here this year! We are way behind!

Jim said...

Amb,
We had a time ga.faw.ing over your blog picts, descripts, and snow-play! Don't know how many inches you had, but we had 8 this morning when Mom went out to feed the birds who were all over the feeder (yep: she had walmart plastic boots, too) then she checked it again this afternoon going to the mailbox and it was in the neighborhood of 12. Sprung a leak on one bag - shoulda oughta doubled or tripled. Schools out again at the college tomorrow so I've had 5 OT class periods missed - how I will complete the course in the prescribed time, I haven't the foggiest. Students are hoping it will cut back on testing material, I know.

AH, WELL. SNOW-WAY to WORRY NOW!

Love you,

Jim-Dad

Angie said...

I'm - too sexy for my camo . . .

Love the pics!!!

Ginger@From The Cocoon said...

LOVE IT...and I am so with ya! Where is Spring..and Summer...because I am so over the snow!! This Arkansan is ready for her flip-flops.

The Wal-Mart snow shoes crack me up...and the sleds! We actually took a cot mattress one year and tied to the back of our lawn mower...I know...REDNECK!

Sandy said...

This was SO funny!!! I LOVED your "outfit"! Just too cool!!!
I too am SO ready for warm weather & flip flops & swim suits & flowers & all things warm/hot.
But what a memory you made with your boys!

New Every Morning said...

Girl, that redneck ridin' wear speaks volumes. I laugh because my man wears the same stinkin' thing when it snows here. And I totally make fun. There's nothing like a Carhartt jumpsuit that says sexy.
Love you even more!