So we are smack dab in the Midwest, Missouri to be exact.
On the evening of January 31st, Mike went out to scrap off the Saturn, pop up the windshield wipers to keep them from freezing to the window and checked the oil, antifreeze and the gas.
All this in preparation of traveling 60 miles to the hospital where Makayla was scheduled to have her tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy the next morning.
At 6:00 am.
Which meant we had to be up at 3:30 in order to get there by that time.
(sick feeling in my stomach)
We had heard there was a mix of sleet and snow coming but felt we couldn't cancel as this was to help Miss Pinky from getting sick all the time. It was hard work (many prayers) keeping her healthy up to the day of the surgeries and it took forever to even get to this point so we really didn't want to put it off any more.
Mike is really good driving in bad conditions so we went for it.
We had no idea how bad it was going to get.
The Saturn wouldn't even start. It was like, No. No way.
So he had to spend another hour getting the van ready to go.
We got there alright and Pinky did fine for both procedures and was allowed to go home several hours later.
The whole time we were there the T.V. was on constant WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY and we could hear the pounding of the sleet against the walls from the inside of the hospital.
It was a white knuckled, horrifying ride home that took 3 hours to complete. Once we arrived in Wentzville, the snow was coming down hard with 12" on top of a sheet of ice.
After it was all over and done with we had a total of 22 inches!!!
Snow drifts up to Christian's waist.
|Does this look safe to drive on!?!?!|
I don't care if we have to live in a shanty that has to be rebuilt every other year from hurricane wreckage, it is Florida or bust.
I am SO done with snow.
Pinky is doing alright, having a little bit of trouble eating but that is always the first thing she stops doing when she is not feeling well. We have been giving her hydrocodone every 4 hours to keep the pain down. We take turns at night, 12am- Mike. 4am - Shan. 8 am - Mike, so on. We are like walking zombies.
But she will be all better in time for her first Daddy and Daughter Dance on February 12th.
I bought her the cutest little red and silver polka dot dress with a red petticoat, silver ballet flats and hair pretties. Her Big Papa is buying her a wrist corsage and a locket. It is all so darned adorable!
I'll make sure to take pictures and have him take videos.
These two are dancing fools, any party or wedding reception and these two will take over the dance floor. Pinky with her dips and Big Papa with his 80's moves.
Just a heads up;
I am unveiling a NEW THING on Art Bead Scene
this Saturday for my Studio Saturday post.
It is a super cool line of products that all us jewelry designers and show people need.
I have been working with a special artist to bring these to life and she has far exceeded my artistic expectations. While it will be hard to part with some of them because I fell in love with every single piece, I am convinced that it is exactly what a lot of you have been looking for.
So please, please, please come check it out on the 12th!!!!