Monday, February 1, 2010

Weekend of Nothing

So we started out to Branson around noon on Friday. The winter storm warnings meant nothing to us, I just pretended like I didn't know what was going on with the weather. Geoff had a Yellow Ribbon Event that he was attending for work and it was just during the day. So of course since I was able, I tagged along. Driving down there was nice. Half way there we hit some flurries, but nothing serious and then right before Springfield the snow was getting bad. No one was plowing or salting the roads and there were cars everywhere on the side of the road. I was doing some serious praying and it must have worked because we arrived without incident and about 5 inches of snow on the ground.
If you have ever been to Branson then you know its full of people, traffic, lighted signs. {i figure if anyone wants a Vegas fix (minus the gambling) and needs to see lighted signs and a show they can always substitute Branson}. The town was DEAD! Every other hotel was closed for the season and what was open was closed due to the weather!! Thank goodness our hotel was open and the restaurant was serving food. Even the Subway was closed due to the snow! Since we disconnected our cable, I watched Food Network as much as I could and got my fix on Reality TV. I should be good for another 6 months! It was so nice to get away and know that my kids were in good hands. Well actually they were spoiled to the core and I am now having to 'fix' it all, but it was still worth it!
So now I am back to my reality. School work out the wazoo and super busy kiddos!