fall is coming!

As I stepped onto a patch of ice as thick and wide as a small stream, I realized that I am way overdue for an ass busting of the highest order.  I can’t even remember the last time I have really fallen down.  I mean, I trip almost daily.  I slip fairly frequently.  Walk into door frames with regularity.  But I haven’t fallen down in…oh…weeks. 

This had me worried as I still had to cross that frozen stream of ice in order to get safely inside the Land Rover. 

I didn’t fall.  Not that time.  But there will be many more opportunities to come.  And the longer I go without falling, the more epic the fall will likely be.

Speaking of the ice…

Schools were closed again today due to “inclement weather”.  It was definitely cold.  The roads were icy, and in some places impassable.  I didn’t have any trouble, but I did see many stranded drivers on the side of the road.  At one point I suggested to my husband that we could push them out with the Land Rover.  He said we could help them…but then they would never learn.  And people in the south definitely need to learn how to drive in winter weather.  My first piece of advice would be to avoid the icy patches, especially if you don’t have a 4wd vehicle.  And if you are afraid of the ice, just stay home.  You will only be in my way. 

As for tomorrow…no school again. 

It would seem the kids in Georgia will have the whole week off.  I have to admit, the announcement of a “snow day” still gets me all excited.  I remember those days as a kid, getting that free day to stay home and play in the snow.  And if the rumors are correct, we have another bout of winter weather coming our way next week. 

I might just need to stock up on that de-icing stuff for the driveway.  And more milk. 

Until the next time…I’ll be walking with extra care for a while!

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Posted on January 12, 2011 .