This is what happens when you and your husband take the day off so you can go out to lunch together and shop for the kids:
(this is the result after the first half hour or so...
many more hours to go)
Yes, the kids were sent home early from school because of the pending, predicted snow storm (and lucky for them, it really did snow or I would have stormed the school offices myself). Goodbye, lovely day date with Greg.
On the bright side, we are finally finishing decorating the tree, reading books curled up on the sofas, making cookies, grading papers (I'm setting a 6-per-day quota to save myself from insanity), thinking up our Christmas card, shopping online, and just being cozy and homey. It's a gift of a day, merry and white.
Updated to add...