The kids got their wish! It was most certainly a snow day today.
We actually got the call last night already - i guess the foot of snow convinced the powers that be that it would be a really good day to keep all of the cars off the road. I turned off the alarms and prepared to sleep in...and woke up when my boys snuck downstairs at 6:45 (fifteen minutes EARLIER than i usually have to DRAG THEM OUT OF BED) to play computer, because, "Well, i was guessing it was a snow day. Isn't it?" (Me: "Sigh. YES. But go back to bed for an hour. WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU?!")
I brought Emma up to bed with me, and Katrina joined us at about 7:15, and we girls stayed snuggled up under warm blankets. Well, until 8:00, when i allowed the kids to play on the computers, and then Katrina abandoned us and Emma and i stayed in bed for another hour or two. (It's a win-win-win. I get to sleep/read. The kids get to play computer a little longer. The dog gets to stay cozy.)
Eventually i kicked everyone off the computers, and they went on to do other random stuff, like digging a bottle out of the recycling and filling it with random bits of stuff to make the grossest looking "peanut sauce" they could for some ... commercial?... that Houston wants to film. He then carefully made a nutrition label for it with statements like, "Calories: 1,000,000,000," and "Total fat: 20,000," and "There are no good vitamins or minerals at all in peanut sauce." Also, if you're still interested, the ingredients are listed as: "sugar, cyanide, water, poop, acid, stone, mouse guts, dog pee, cocane*, 26 tsp of salt, raw pork, human bones, ketchup, and dirt."
In the afternoon, i sent everyone outside to play in the snow. By then, the temperature wasn't "Colder than Mars" anymore, so they could actually stay outside for an hour or so. Emma thought the snow was the best thing ever.
And tonight was our traditional pizza-movie night. We made really simple pizzas tonight, with no fancy ingredients like artichoke hearts or sun-dried tomatoes. (We've used those the past couple of times, and, let me tell you, it is delicious with all those fancy-pants ingredients.) However, we just tossed on the more normal ingredients tonight, and i was a little surprised at how much faster it all went.
"Normal" pizzas in our house:
Juanito: Pepperoni, black olives, mushrooms, jalapenos, capers, spinach.
Karen: Green (or red!) peppers, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, spinach. Extra-thin crust.
Houston: Pepperoni. Lots of sauce. Extra-thick crust, curled up at the edges.
Katrina: Completely plain. No sauce. Occasionally a bit of cheese and a pepperoni or two.
Zane: Black olives, a little bit of cheese. No sauce.