Wednesday, January 17, 2007

13 Ways to While Away an Ice Day

Schools across the Houston area never opened up on Wednesday due to freakish ice storm. This only happens once per decade so I figure I need to take advantage of the opportunity. Who knows what form blogging will take by the time the next ice storm rolls around.

1. Go back to bed!

2. Read the paper while leisurely sipping a cup of coffee – as opposed to spilled coffee on
my white shirt as I navigate morning traffic. I am such a klutz.

3. in a Black & White Film Festival.
The Heiress (the Olivia DeHaviland version),
All About Eve (after all, Houston had a bumpy night), The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone
(Vivian Leigh).

4. Munch away on Pad Thai for lunch at my favorite Tai place. Getting there required no
slipping & sliding up the overpasses. Better yet, it’s a weekday so I could take advantage
of the lunch special prices.

5. Finally finish folding the laundry. I hate, detest and loathe folding sheets.

6. Snuggle with the kitties and a good book (still reading The Boleyn Legacy)

7. Write
E-bay book descriptions for the box of books that’s been sitting on the pool table
for entirely to long. How fortuitous of E-bay to schedule a 20cents listing day tomorrow.

8. Pack up every book that needs mailing. Murphy’s Law being what it is, no sooner do
I finish packing than I get another order. It’s money in the account so who’s complaining?

9. Light a fire in the fireplace. Watch the cats watch the fire.

10. Sip a large cup of hot chocolate – the real kind, made with milk and topped with a dollop
of whipped cream.

11. File books away in their proper boxes in the hopes that I can find them when they sell.

12. Delete the deadwood from
E-Bay inventory. Freecycle it and make
a couple of other people very happy.

13. Hope for another icy night!

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Tisha said...

Will you come do my laundry also?! Heh!

Mine's up, 13 words my 4 year old mispronounces!

Teena said...

Can I come hang with you? You sound like fun :)

Thanks for stopping by mine :)

amy said...

reading a good book sounds wonderful. I have also heard of frecycle!

JohnH985 said...

I wish we could have an ice day around here and everything would close down for a day.

My 13 are up.

my 2 cents said...

Good luck with selling on Ebay! I need to list all the things I have around here too.

Sleeping in, hot chocolate and the fireplace all sound wonderful!

I'm enjoying our cold weather in Texas too. We got snow this morning, and I'm hoping we'll get a little more soon

Celfyddydau said...

I love unexpected holidays. I think I'd have sat by the fire and watched it with the cats

Incog & Nito said...

You make these storms sound worthwhile, which of course they are not. Great list. Happy T13

Ms. George said...

Great post. I have not had a snow or an ice day here in NY. Oh well, I can live vicariously through yours.

Mike said...

A nice way to spend a cold day. I'll try some of these Saturday lol.

Dree said...

I don't think I've ever folded sheets. I roll them up and stuff them in the coordinating pillow case. Everything stays together... and if it wrinkles, who cares? It's just going on the bed, under the comforter, never to be seen. :)

Julie said...

"I hate, detest and loathe folding sheets."

Why not do what I do? Wad 'em up and stuff 'em in the back of the linen closet.

Enjoy your day off!

Robin said...

I like that meme. Of course, by the time Thursday comes again, I will have forgotten. Did you mention that your ice day was ice-free. xo

Pen said...

Oh, I could use an ice (or snowday). We don't get them too often in Wisconsin. That's what I get for living where we are used to snow, ice, and!

Great TT! My Thursday was BUSY so I am getting around to TTing a little late this week. Better late than never as they say!