December 19 08

so, Snowmaggedon was supposed to start last night. we were supposed to get 50 cm of snow. They were showing clips of people getting bumped on Air Canada, being begged to take earlier flights, so that they’d make it to their destinations by christmas. There were advisories. There are live blogs.  and storm watches. stay off the roads! don’t leave your house! it’s the end of the world!


and this morning i woke up to…well, nothing.

clear skies. clear roads.


which meant, no snow day. which meant i had to face the traffic and come into work for Baconfest 2008. every year, my office has a pre-christmas company breakfast for everyone (this is in addition to the company Christmas party – which, ps, has a cash bar, the company Children’s christmas party – taking the kids to see Bolt, the division Christmas party, and the department christmas party…in short… [insert company name here] likes Christmas!) at which i eat nothing but drink the free shitty coffee.

because last year? everyone got food poisoning. EVERYONE.

since i thought today was going to be one of those sit-by-the-fire-and-drink- hot-chocolae-and-don’t-leave-the-house days, i let the kids stay up late last night to make homemade gingerbread men and women.

only it didn’t work as well as i’d hoped. i didn’t wait long enough for the cookies to cool before removing from the pan…so we ended up with decapitated thalidomide children-looking ginger-people.

(this is why we didn’t take pictures)

i tried to haul all the icing to glue the pieces back together…which only made them look worse. the stuff of nightmares, i tell you.



i wonder if Chad could have made a photoshoot out of my casualties. ;) i mean, they aren’t grilled cheese or anything…but still…

okay…it’s SNOWING now.

so, i can end with another funny Isabella story. this morning she was kicking Emily, as per usual. she’s a kicker, that Bella. so the husband turns to her and says,

“little girls don’t kick! animals kick! what are you? an animal?”

(which, ps, he uses, like a total dad, all the time. just replace kick with SPIT and HIT and ROLL ON THE FLOOR IN A TANTRUM and PICK YOUR NOSE and EAT CREAM CHEESE OFF A SPOON and PUT THEIR BOOTS ON THE WRONG FEET and WIPE PEANUT BUTTER IN THEIR BROTHER’S HAIR)

so, she turns to him and says


haha. Isabella – 1; Daddy – 0

my god, she’s AWESOME.

  1. I love Isabella.

    Also? I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the Environment Canada guy on 680 said, “The snow will start during the morning rush, and escalate throughout the day. Bottom line, you’ll get into work; you just won’t be able to leave.”


    Comment by SciFi Dad on December 19, 2008
  2. yep. ditto. check the road conditions now… reduced visibility everywhere!! although… “snowmageddon” ? really? c’mon. it’s not THAT bad.. jesh.


    Comment by Holly on December 19, 2008
  3. Isabella you are AWESOME!!

    mmm..had bacon-fest ourselves this morning at work .. and co. party tonight in Old Montreal .. I really have to start exercising!

    so .. do you have a great gingerbread cookie recipe you can share?


    Comment by Sarah on December 19, 2008
  4. Uh oh, looks like he’s going to have to find a new line. She’s onto him now.


    Comment by Kyla on December 19, 2008
  5. Oh, snap! Score one for the ‘Bella! Boo-Yahh!

    BTW, are you copyrighting Snowmageddon? And were those pics from your party?

    I say we arrange for a gangfight between the Captain’s GCM and your gingerbread mutants: It’s a Snacktime Smackdown on the Food Network!

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    Comment by IrishGumbo on December 19, 2008
  6. oh isabella. you win!


    Comment by slynnro on December 19, 2008
  7. Isabella cracks me up!

    Rubys last blog post..Puppy Cam


    Comment by Ruby on December 19, 2008
  8. Oh Isabella, you and I are going to be best friends one day!

    So the epic snowstorm of doom was supposed to hit here yesterday. The warnings were pushed back from 3 PM to 7 PM to 10 PM. It finally started snowing at midnight, then turned to ice and then snow and then more ice. And now it is snowing. The Dept. of Transportation actually told people to stay at home.

    So I am.

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    Comment by Kristabella on December 19, 2008
  9. I just snorted my coffee at the MOO…haha

    Christines last blog post..Chase’s 3rd Birthday Bash!


    Comment by Christine on December 19, 2008
  10. You just gave me an excellent idea, thanks. I wasn’t going to do any more grilled cheese men this year but now I’ve been inspired.

    Are you going to call in the army again? Sorry, couldn’t resist.


    Comment by Captain Dumbass on December 19, 2008
  11. MOO! hahaha good one Bella!that’ll teach daddy…..its crappy here today minus 38 with wind chill yuck!


    Comment by LAVENDULA on December 19, 2008
  12. The same thing happened here in the Seattle are this week. Tuesday’s forecast: snow, schools closed all that and NO snow. Yesterdays forecast: no snow, schools are open and viola, there’s 6 inches of snow in downtown Seattle.


    Comment by Dianna on December 19, 2008
  13. Yesterday we sat under the doom of a winter storm warning, and the grocery store was teeming with zombies in need of milk, bread and generic corn chips (me included!). When it was all said and done early this morning, it’s really just a “Meh?” storm. However, TOTAL SNOW DAY!!

    p.s. Can I submit my resume to you? :)


    Comment by foradifferentkindofgirl (fadkog) on December 19, 2008
  14. HA! I am loving this Bella more and more:). She is so witty!

    Kaleighas last blog post..Something I don’t talk about much…


    Comment by Kaleigha on December 19, 2008
  15. HAAAA. Bella is awesome.


    Comment by Angella on December 19, 2008
  16. Well, we were all told to go home early, but it’s so nice looking out the window of my cube into the valley – I feel like I’m in a snow globe.

    kgirls last blog post..Bah Humbug


    Comment by kgirl on December 19, 2008
  17. That is made of awesome!!

    THe snow thing though, that sucks – our airport here (SJC) was shut down because of fog a few weeks back.


    Comment by Mari on December 19, 2008
  18. Hahaha! She rocks!


    Comment by Nadine on December 19, 2008
  19. “Snowmageddon” was the headline on the Yahoo homepage this morning.
    We’re not far from you and it has been dumping down on us since about 7am. Hasn’t let up since.

    Isabella IS awesome!

    Christines last blog post..


    Comment by Christine on December 19, 2008
  20. Hahaha, Isabella sure told him!


    Comment by Courtney on December 19, 2008
  21. We got a bunch of snow :(


    Comment by Teena in Toronto on December 19, 2008
  22. Hi Right in the middle of the ‘snowmaggedon’ here in London. Trying not to laugh….I am from the prairies….This is a “snowMaggeon”…



    Comment by K. ryan on December 19, 2008
  23. I made gingerbread, uh, things today. I was too lazy to even roll them out so I just chunked up the dough and let ‘em bake. Classy, I know.


    Comment by moosh in indy. on December 19, 2008
  24. Ha! Bella’s hysterical. She and Monkey would be such BESTIES if we lived in Thornhill (or you lived here).

    And, the snow got CRAZY by midday!


    Comment by Haley-O on December 19, 2008
  25. Isabella rocks. I like the way she thinks. hehe

    Those gingerbread cookies are nightmares in my imagination. It’s good you didn’t take pictures.

    Last year the whole office got food poisoning? Really? That sounds like something out of a movie. A sitcom. Seinfeld actually.


    Comment by Rhea on December 19, 2008
  26. We have snow and cold weather here in SK would you like me to send it your way? We have enough to spare.

    the funny Isabella story made me laugh out loud. So awesome. She’s made my day.


    Comment by Kalle on December 20, 2008
  27. Your kids crack my shit up =)

    Love them. LOVE. THEM.


    Comment by Camels & Chocolate on December 20, 2008
  28. I don’t know anybody else, but I wanna see pictures of decapitated ginger bread men.

    Margarets last blog post..Not That I’m Bitter About It or Anything…


    Comment by Margaret on December 20, 2008
  29. We probably got about 9 inches of snow yesterday with more expected tomorrow. Yay, New England!


    Comment by Stacey on December 20, 2008
  30. I love that girl (gigi would worship her). Snow started earlier here but SB still had to go to work – boo. I had to do cabin fever preschooler, solo.


    Comment by katie ~ motherbumper on December 20, 2008
  31. Kids are so darn smart. My kids was out for a walk with us, and saw some dog doo on the ground that some lame dog owner failed to scoop…and he says “Look, someone lost their poop.”
    As for “snowmaggedon” this was just the beginning. Love Canadian weather.


    Comment by Michelle Kostya on December 20, 2008
  32. That girl is one smart cookie! loved it.

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    Comment by monstergirlee on December 21, 2008
  33. I profusely apologize for making fun of your snow. Now could you come out here and take it back with you? Please? I said I was sorry…


    Comment by Captain Dumbass on December 21, 2008
  34. thalidomide ginger people!!!!!!!!!!!

    I love you Ali Martell.


    Comment by heather... on January 2, 2009

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