I Got a Bee in My Bonnet

My mind is forever thinking of new projects that I want to do. Sometimes the ideas get to "buzzin" around so fast that I feel like I have bees swarming around in my head. This saying actually came from my grandmother. She used to say, when she had an idea about how to do something, "I got a bee in my bonnet and I couldn't rest until I got it out." So, when I think of something new I want to do, I can't rest until I get that bee out of my bonnet. Ü

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Imagine my surprise when I let Jacye out on Monday morning at 5:10 am!! You see, Sunday night before I went to bed, Norman said to me after listening to the 10 o'clock news,"You may not be able to go to school tomorrow." To which I said, "What?!" It seems that they were predicting rain turning to snow by the afternoon on Monday. I remember thinking, "Oh great, it will be a mess trying to get all the kids home if we have to call off school once we get there." So, I went to bed, not really believing we would have snow.
I wake at my normal 5 am and immediately received a text from Alison saying, "I hope you will be closed today too."
I sent back, "Why, is it snowing?"
She said, "Are you kidding?" No, I was not kidding because I had not even looked out the window.
Before I could respond to her text, I get a call from my superintendent saying we needed to send out the word, we were going to be closed. Wow! It must have really snowed for him to be calling me this early. I am now wide awake and shift into alert mode. I started getting the info out on Facebook, texts and through emails about our school being closed. Then I went to let Jacye out. What a surprise to see all this snow! I loved it!

Later in the morning, Jacye is sitting in her usual position watching for squirrels. She looks like she is wanting to go outside.

Norman decides to make a snowman

The finished product of his labor in the cold.

This is what it was looking like around 1 PM. Huge snowflakes and more snow piling up!

At this point we have 4 inches on our back picnic table.

Norman takes down my empty bird feeders so I can refill them. Look at how the snow is coming down!

Notice I said BIRD FEEDERS, but look who was hogging all the food! Yes, Mr. Squirrel
while the beautiful cardinal was waiting his turn.

What a wonderful surprise day off. Totally unexpected. Fortunately we had enough food and necessities in the house since we were caught off guard by this snow. And from the sounds of the predictions, we could be out again tomorrow because of the re-freezing causing icy, treacherous road conditions. Woo Hoo! Gotta love the weather in Arkansas!


Billie said...

Girl, I had the school closings up and alerting on the iPhone! it dinged me first thing before my alarm even went off! It was a welcome surprise, but I'm sure ready to go back!

Iris said...

we were totally surprised too and praise God also had enough food. kekoa enjoyed his first romp in the snow! i wonder if we'll ever make it to school this week? btw, when will we make up these days, do you know? enjoy your wednesday!