Charlie and the boys were supposed to drive to Maryland today, and spend the night at the Science Museum with the Cub Scouts. And I was supposed to be home with the girls and several of our friends, and have a Jane Austen movie marathon.
There would be 12 of us moms and daughters, and as a warm-up we would watch "Sense and Sensibility" before we took in the visual delight of the full six-hour series of "Pride and Prejudice" on our big screen television. We would be huddled around our couch and on bean bags, next to a roaring fire. There was to be soup, and sandwiches, and fun appetizers, and chocolate.
This was intended to be a day of female bonding at its best.
But then we heard that severe weather was rolling in and I said, "Fear not! We will have a P&P Pajama Party!" But then the Cub Scout function was canceled and our better judgement took over regarding people venturing out in to the snow storm which has already dropped four inches in just over two hours, and is expected to continue falling in to the evening.
We've decided to take a "snow-sleet-freezing rain check" and postpone our day of Jane Austen fun for a few weeks. My reprieve from the sadness of not having our home full of dear friends watching Mr. Darcy and Lizzy Bennett, is the spectacular snow falling outside.
And this little one, who finds great joy in shoveling the sidewalk, while it's still snowing....
The visual of this, reminds me of trying to keep a clean house, while they're still growing.