Thursday, February 10, 2011

Memo to Me

Yesterday, yet again - we had another Houston snow/ice scare. I left work early because it was sleeting and snowing out by my house... and there were reports that the path between my office and the boys was having patches closed because of ice.

I did see the snow and some ice, but nothing that closed down any roads. It was about 29 degrees... which isn't earth shattering to a lot of you... but for Houston it's pretty cold... and what do you think I found when I got home?! No POWER! For realz?!

It took about 45 minutes for it to come back on, but it didn't go out any other time during the evening. Thank goodness for our house running on most things via natural gas... and an extra special shout out to our gas logs in the fireplace... that kept this Momma and my baby birds from becoming popsicles last night.

My evenings these days involve a healthy dose of time spent feeding Tyler... the kid is amazing. He eats like a small bird during the morning and early afternoon - and then something happens around 4PM that turns him into an eating machine. So he eats 4oz between 4 & 4:30... then he eats another 4 oz at 6... and at 8 he starts chugging a 6 ounce bottle with rice cereal in it. It's amazing. It does somehow seem to be helping him with sleeping though.

It's been a couple weeks or so since we've had a middle of the night feeding... but he goes down between 8:30 and 10... and then we get up to start over at 4:30...

That is until today... the one time I've forgotten to set the alarm - and Tyler decides he wants to sleep in! I woke up at 5:15... and had to do a mad dash to get 2 of us fed and changed... and one of us dressed... but we were all 3 in the car by 6 and off to the babysitter's house.

There certainly was some ice around this morning... but not much other than that...

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad your power came back on! That is the worst when it's cold and you have little ones. Ours went out a while back in the middle of the night - I was up feeding one of the babies when a transformer blew right outside. Scared me half to death, such a loud noise and all this green light! I thought the aliens were landing. ;)

    Well, there goes my mental picture of Houston as a sizzling mecca of heat. When I visited as a kid, it was in the middle of summer, so that's what I think of when I think Houston. I'm sorry you've got it so cold!! Hope you get back to some normal weather soon! Glad you didn't come across any bad ice patches though - scary to drive on!!


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