I haven't said much on the blog about our Elf on the Shelf, Chevy. I post lots of pics on Instagram (linzlee1982). Well, last week Chevy took our milk and brought back some green "North Pole Milk". It was cute. The kids loved it.
While I was at work Saturday, I got a text from Brian with a picture of what he cooked for himself and the kids...Hamburger Helper Stroganoff with North Pole Milk. Ughh! I don't think I could have brought myself to eat it and Carter didn't.
Caleb saw no problem at all with green stroganoff! Hahahaha!
About this crazy weather...we survived very windy conditions yesterday with gusts around 50 mph...if nursing doesn't work out I sound like I'd make a good weather girl. Just checked the weather forecast for us this morning. Look closely at forecast for Wednesday, December 26.
You see the pretty snowflakes? Well, unless you're not from here, you see a headache! Why? Because a lot of folks around here like to run to the grocery store and wipe out everything like they are hoarding food and water for the end of the world and guess what?!? The stores will be closed the day before so that means the panic for the blizzard, lol, will be on Christmas Eve like it's not going to already be crazy enough at the local Walmart. It took living in the upper Midwest for a while to realize that we can act CRAZY down here over snow. I didn't adapt well to the winters of Minnesota. I woke up one morning to 8 inches of snow and was shocked. I'd just been to the grocery store the day before and everyone was acting normal. The news didn't have any "breaking news" about the snowy situation either. Hahahaha!
Last night while eating dinner, Brian asked Carter what he asked Santa for and then it hit me like a ton of bricks. I have not taken my kids to see Santa this year!! What kinda of mother am I? I suppose we will go stand in line at Christmas City tonight and wait with all the other locals who waited until the last minute to go see Santa. I am not sure how it slipped my mind. Christmas totally crept up on me this year. Carter didn't think much of it. He said he wrote him a letter so that made me feel better. At least I remembered the letter!
Last but not least by any means, I wanted to share the green ribbon in remembrance of those in Connecticut a week ago today. I am still shocked and disgusted. Just the thought of waiting on your child to come out of that school building that day is unbearbable. I can't imagine what those parents are going through. Yes, this is depressing to talk about, but people this is what the world we are living in today is becoming and I never want for something like this to become something that I get so used to that I don't feel like it is worth mentioning. I read a story about a teacher killed, Vicki Soto, she shielded her students in a closet and was shot to death while doing so. Is that not the ultimate sacrifice? If that isn't the most Christlike thing to do than I don't know what is. May God be with those effected this holiday season.