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I'll think about it in the morning

Posted Monday, January 31, 2011, at 10:44 PM

I got a call from my mother-in-law earlier asking me what the weather was doing here. I think it shocked her when I told her the truth: I really didn't know.

I mean, I was aware of the forecast -- sleet, freezing rain, ice tomorrow. (By the way, I've really never figured out the difference between sleet, freezing rain and ice.) I also know we're under a winter weather advisory for an astounding 48 hours.

But as to what it was doing right then, I wasn't totally clear. I was busy doing some chores around the house, watching my son and trying to stay quiet as my wife took a well-deserved nap. I had closed the curtains and wasn't thinking much about the weather.

When I wake up in the morning, I don't know what the weather will be. The thing is, I'll deal with it then. At this point, I don't really care.

Suffice it to say, my mother-in-law and I have different attitudes about the weather. However, neither of us has the power to do a thing about it.

Instead, here's my priority list for the night: Hold my son while he goes to sleep. Post this blog. Mix a drink. Watch some sports highlights. Go to bed.

I think I've chosen the right path.


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First of all, it is Jared. And secondly, I know his mother-in-law. She is a worry wart. I know Jared and his wife too. They had things under control. She is all about having a plan, even if at times from his blog Jared doesn't seem like he does. She keeps him in line.

-- Posted by Cole on Sun, Feb 6, 2011, at 4:21 PM

Jarod, Jarod, Jarod! Apparently, your mother-in-law knows you pretty well in that you may not have been planning ahead. You have to look out for that little man now. If your power had gone out, had you made provisions for keeping him warm? Just saying... Open the curtains and enjoy the view! It's very pretty outside!

-- Posted by BGreader on Thu, Feb 3, 2011, at 8:16 AM


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Jared Jernagan is a 2003 graduate of Wabash College and has been in journalism since 2005.
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