Today is my youngest child's birthday. Dani is 20 today. Hallelujah!! I have survived the teen years of 3 children!
For the past 5 years or so, Dani's birthday gift is to go clothes shopping with me. Our plan was to go to King of Prussia Mall. Mother Nature had other ideas.
We were forecast to get a foot of snow today, starting at 7 am. I was at John's overnight, Dani at her sister, Gina's place in Delaware. I am, admittedly, a major chicken when it pertains to driving in snow.
So we compromised (which means I get to spend more money than planned). We went to Kohl's in our local mall today and will go to KOP Mall on Wednesday, my day off. A few pairs of jeans, leggings and gloves were purchased today.
The snow didn't start until around 1 pm (6 hours later than predicted), but when it did, it began to stick immediately. We finished up our few errands and I got my ass home! I baked a cake and I'll make Chicken Parmesan with linguine in a little while.
I"m already planning to call out of work tomorrow. The storm is not supposed to stop until noon or later. I"m supposed to be at work at 11 am. Not gonna happen if we get a lot of snow. I don't even care if I get written up. I've already texted one of my bosses and gave her a heads up that there is a good chance I won't be in work tomorrow.
My niece's husband was planning to drive up tonight to install my hot water heater. It's a little over an hour drive in good, dry weather. I'll be very shocked if Trey shows up tonight! I hope we don't have to wait too much longer to get the new HWH installed! It's been sitting in my garage since Christmas Eve! I'm glad it's winter and we can skip a day or so on the shower. I'll be heating up a big pot of water to sponge bathe in!
Ah, well... at least my heat and electricity works!
As an added note, Dani celebrated her birthday with her father's family on Christmas. Daddy Dearest provided the cake. The nicest one he could find. It has walnuts. Dani is allergic to all tree nuts. Why he can't remember this detail is beyond me. This is not the first time he's bought her a birthday cake with nuts. Shaking my head.
Oh! And he sent me a text on Christmas Eve to ask if Dani was going to be 20 this year. I'm pretty sure he was in attendance at her conception AND her birth. Another small detail he can't seem to remember. Again, I'm shaking my head. If this keeps up I'm going to give myself a headache.