Snowpocalypse 2014- Yolanda Be Cool!!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

In case you hadn't heard Atlanta got pummelled on Tuesday by a whopping 3 inches of snow . It was PANDELERIUM folks!!!! No seriously. It completely crippled the city. My kids school announced an early release day at 7:30 that morning in anticipation of the storm and thank God they did. Kids that were slated to dismiss at regular times got stranded at school. I can't imagine not being able to get to my babies and having to leave them at school all night. I am from the North... Michigan, where snowy winters are the norm and it still took me an hour and a half to make my 10 minute drive home at 1:30 in the afternoon. One of my co-workers from across town took 16 hours to get home. He rolled in at 6:00 a.m. the next morning. And I know everyone laughs at what happens here in the south but we are just not equipped for it. The worst part is it usually starts with rain or sleet laying down a thick coat of ice before the snow falls. We don't have snow plows or salt trucks. Makes it pretty tough to keep the roads safe for travel. Top that off with folks that panic and all hit the roads at once and you have a recipe for southern fried snowy cluster fuck.

On the bright side the kids have been off for 2 and a half days of wintertime fun. Trudging up and down the streets, sledding in the golf course, making snow angels. Also eating me out of house and home, tracking in endless amounts of snow, ice and grass, packs of children in and out and my dryer running constantly trying to thaw out frozen shoes, gloves, underwear... you name it!

And on a super fun man-friend note I had my soldier checking in on me and delivering food (cause he said he didn't want me to drive). How sweet is that??? I tell you, this one has real potential. My two youngest kids met him and they know his kids so it was kind of weird but cool, him being a Dad to kids they know I think makes him totally non-threatening. He is going to come watch me play tennis Sat. with my ladies team USTA playoffs. No one ever comes to watch me or cheer me on!!! Major points for that too. Can ya tell I'm a little excited?? Someone tell me to just be cool hunny bunny. Yolanda Be Cool.

And this here about sums up my last 48 hours. I could use a few more days like this!

And if you are thinking I broke my wine resolution you would be correct. Desperate times call for desperate measures my friends.



  1. Here in Birmingham too! There are still a ton of cars up and down the interstate abandoned. It's crazy.

  2. I saw that huge mess on the news last night, I made fun of them announcing on Monday that schools would be cancelled on Tuesday and Wednesday here but it's better to be safe than have a 12+ hour commute.

  3. while i know you guys aren't equipped to handle that kind of weather, it's still fun to make fun :) when i saw that the city ha

    Vodka and Soda

  4. How does it take 16 hours to get home? I don't understand that. I mean, I get that people weren't equipped but 16 hours? What the actual FUCK?! haha