Bramell, Party of Five: Raise your hand if you have cabin fever!!

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Raise your hand if you have cabin fever!!

In the famous words of Jessica Simpson circa Newlyweds, "Oh. My. Gawwww." Or, as I like to say, "Get me out of this house before I poke my eyeballs out!" So, you are probably wondering what we did to pass the time during The Big Freeze. Let me assure you that being cooped up for 4 days is no vacation. Let's see...

We watched The Muppet Movie roughly a half a dozen times. And yes, Becca can say "muppets." A lot. We must have taken turns reading each book in her extensive collection about 65 times. And since she can't yet put together a sentence, we got "book" and "lap," which came louder and more frequently as the week went on.

In between power surges and internet outages, I tried to do some work for my job. Tried. I sent 42 text messages on my phone, mostly to my friend Sara who has 2 small kids and still no electricity the last I heard. And texts to Lee on the day he ventured out to check on his mom's house and cat. Thank God I added the texting plan a couple of months ago because we couldn't get the phones to call out.

We were so lucky that the longest we went without power was about 4 hours. Francena's house lost power on Tuesday morning, so Lee brought her over to hang out with us. Three days later, I think she was seriously considering going home to a frigid house and mad cat just to get away from us! Lucky for her, the power came back on mid-afternoon on Friday so she could escape us.

The important thing is we're all ok. But I think we've had enough family time to last a while. Fergie is hoping for the 60 degrees they are predicting for today so we can take a nice, long walk.

And this, my friends, is the tale of The Big Freeze 2009. Brrrrr!


  1. My hand is raised. I haven't been out of the house since last Sunday to church. We are getting ready to head out now. Not sure where we're going, but OUT of the house! I was wondering if you guys had power. Glad you weren't without for long. We weren't either, thank goodness.

  2. I wonder if you will have to contend with the screaming, crying, kicking "Mommy withdrawal" symptoms when you leave for work on Monday? Becca will still be yelling "book" and "lap"!! I'd sneak out while she's still asleep......

    Love to all...

    P.S. Hugs and kisses to all!


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