January 19, 2010

Best Laid Plans

We have had several weeks of bitter cold around here.  While I am all for running around outside in 35+ degrees or so, I have limits.  Also, after waiting the requisite 2 weeks with what I suspected was a raging sinus infection, I went to the doctor on Friday.

The drugs I am taking are ironic.  No, not the Alanis Morrissette Unfortunate, Maybe Sad, Yet Not Truly Ironic Kind of drugs.  No, these drugs are Moronically Ironic.  They are suppressing my appetite, so I should take them with food, but Hey! I am not hungry so I take them on an empty stomach, then I feel sick which does not make me feel like eating much.  Rinse, repeat.   Our local Girl Scout delivered our single box of Thin Mints yesterday and an entire sleeve is laying around on the kitchen counter. I am sure it is in a state of shock since I suspect sleeves of Thin Mints do not see the outside of their boxes for extended periods of time.

Anyway, after these weeks of being a bit housebound, Kansas City is staring down the barrel of an entire week's worth of weather which will break the 40 degree boundary.  In that vein, I have planned a week's worth of outside activities for us.

Yesterday, seemed like a perfect day to head out to the Ernie Miller Nature center.  Team Chaos agreed:

Excitedly, they posed outside of the center, jabbering about the owls! snakes! turtles! and fish! waiting inside. As we approached the door, warning bells flashed in my brain as I saw a special signs posted to the door. Despite my careful perusal of the nature center's website, they were closed for Martin Luther King day.  Bastards.  Why could they have not put that up on their website? Crap.

Many tears flowed.  Big, huge, tears.  They were distraught, heartbroken.  The owls!  The owls!

I managed to get them going on nearby path.

Anjali's attitude never quite righted itself but I was able to distract Arun with animal tracks and bunny scat. He was particularly impressed with the tracks of the rare, elusive arunosaurus rex. A fearsome creature, indeed.

Today, we are headed to the zoo, which I am positive is open.


CPA Mom said...

dude, that expression of disgust on Anjali's face - a perfect replication of Tator Tot's same expression. Twins! Makes me laugh which ticks her off more. :-)

Arunosaurus Rex - now THAT'S a fierce dinosaur. :)

~ifer said...

That is such a priceless expression on her face, especially if you just scroll up a bit and see how happy she was before. I hope that you have a wonderful time at the zoo.

Cagey (Kelli Oliver George) said...

Trust me, she was pissed off in a manner befitting a Queen. The fact that I was taking her picture did not help her mood one bit, either.

Anjali said...

Yes! Warmer weather. We are in the 60s this week, after week upon week of temps in the 20s. I'm so psyched!

Olivia said...

It finally got warmer where I am, but now it is all clouds and rain. :(

Love Anjali's pout.

Lisa! said...

The Girl Scout I ordered cookies from came by the other day with my 11 (!) boxes of cookies I ordered. Was I high when she came round the first time?

Let us know what the Zoo is like this time of year. I have always wondered what it would be like to go in the wintertime but have never actually gone.

Marathon Mom said...

You can always count on the good ol' reliable zoo.

Monkey McWearingChaps said...

It's cool and rainy here and I'm happy...because it's a change. ;-)

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