My Husband Went to Work And All I Got Was This Lousy Polar Vortex

I wore a long-sleeved shirt to bed last night and I liked it.

We’re having a polar vortex this week – truly! – “…this is a textbook case of polar vortex influence on mid-latitude weather…” (Washington Post).

Takes me back to February when “polar vortex” REALLY meant something. Like pain and tedium and insanity.

Here’s to a gorgeous and totally livable 60 degrees!!

Black Panty Salvation

Boy, that was a long “break”.  I missed school.  Did you miss school?  Polar Vortex, you don’t need to come around and remind me how awesome Arlo’s teachers are or how Madison’s Preschool of the Arts is a gift (for ALL of us) so SHUT IT.  Go away and never return.


Here are some snapshots from this record-breaking break.  I shot frequently and with great abandon lest I became too mired down in the difficult moments of the mundane.  I hope you enjoy.

We went old school.

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We went new school.

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But cubbies and slides were the places to be

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Polar Vortex

Polar Vortex

as was time spent with friends.

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A gross misrepresentation of that time spent:

Polar Vortex

This is more accurate:

Polar Vortex


Polar Vortex

Seriously. We were home for a long time.

Polar Vortex

Polar Vortex

The Subaru did what we were all thinking and saved us from ourselves,

Polar Vortex

so instead I could build this just before returning…

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