Come sit right back and you'll hear a tale,
A tale of a maddening trip.
That started when I left my house
And the cars, they started to slip.
Now Arkansas' not used to snow,
We definitely don't do ice.
The teensy bit that fell at dawn,
Sent 'em spinning left and right.
We left our house at 7 a.m.
For the 30 minute drive.
We arrived at school at 8:36
With my patience somewhat tried.
The radio declared the day,
"Ice Storm 2008"
That staion is now off my dial-
Weather embellishment I hate
If cars would all drive in a line
And nobody jack their brakes.
My day might have started without stress
And I would not have devoured that cake.
I'm so sorry for the song. That's, like, 2 songs in a week. I know. I'll stop. It just gets in my head and I must get it out.
Yesterday morning was so stinkin' ridiculous. I'm not kidding---we got like a teeny tiny bit of ice (never even saw it, actually) and everything went haywire. HAYWIRE, I TELL YOU. We saw about 80 cars in the median, down an embankment, upside down...we even saw one in a tree. Upside down.
I would think it would be harder to get in the tree than it was to stay out of it.
The Princess was totally stressing.
"Mom, do you think I'll be the only one that's tardy?"
Only that sweet little type A girl would panic over her tardiness when NO ONE had moved an inch in over an hour.
Oh, and, um, the cake?
Well, unfortunately it was my week to "spoil the teacher". So I picked up a little happy cake at the bakery for her.
And, you know, a little something for home.
Which will stay our little bloggy secret.