It’s been a month since mom died and Dad and Oli seem to be over it. I don’t know how though, because i’m sure as heck not. It’s christmas break and i’m supposed to be having fun but i’m dwelling over my dead mother instead. Christmas has been a total wreck so far.
Todays been a pretty lazy day. I woke up, made some breakfast, sat on the porch, and now i’m doing this. When I was watching TV earlier, I saw on the news that there would be a huge blizzard hitting Colorado on Christmas Eve. Great, this Christmas couldn’t get any worse. Oli, my idiot twin brother is out hunting with our Dad. Dad and Oli have always gotten along better than Dad and I, but ever since Mom died last month, I feel further from Dad than i’ve ever felt before. I hope things take a turn for the best.
Dad and Oliver got back from hunting today. They shot a big giant buck. Guess we’re having deer for dinner. When I was taking our dog Owen for a walk, I could tell that the blizzard was getting closer because because the days are getting darker and colder.
Today is the day. The day that the blizzard hits town. The roads are icy and it’s to dangerous to drive, so we can’t leave Colorado or go somewhere safe. The blizzard is supposed to hit at 11:30pm tonight. Luckily we already went Christmas shopping so we’ll be able to have a Christmas still.
The blizzard hit last night. But it wasn’t what they thought it would be, it was a monster blizzard. It was the biggest blizzard in History. I woke up last night to the sound of screaming winds and I could hear the snowflakes landing on my window. I had to hope that the strong winds and heavy snow wouldn’t break a window or two. I woke up this morning to see that my window had been covered to the tippy top with snow. It was at least 4ft deep. It isn’t safe to go outside today, or tomorrow, and possibly the day after that. We opened presents and I got some nice fuzzy socks from Oliver, and a big fluffy blanket from Dad. I also got a vanilla scented candle. Besides the monster blizzard, this Christmas turned out pretty good. Me and Dad didn’t argue at all today which is nice, considering he’s yelled at me almost everyday since mom died. I know he’s taking it harder than he’s letting it show. We had a huge dinner. There was chicken, and sparkling cider and fruit salad, and a variety of veggies. We even cooked some of that buck Dad and Oli killed a couple of days ago. It wasn’t the best Christmas since Mom isn’t here to celebrate, but with all that's going on right now, i’m thankful for all that i’ve received and the time i’ve gotten with Dad and Oli.
Last night was freezing. The temperatures dropped to below 0 and even with the heat cranked up and the fireplace burning all night, it felt as though it was 5 degrees in the house. The streets are to icy to drive on so school got canceled. I’m not surprised. All the stores and banks and buildings and gyms are closed too. There’s basically nothing open for miles. When I woke up this morning snow was still piled up to what seemed to be miles high. There was no sunlight shining through the windows because snow was covering the windows. I woke up this morning and made myself a hot cup of coffee and some warm oatmeal. I was just chilling out in my bedroom when I saw a spark and all of a sudden all the power was out. This storm can’t get any worse, but just my luck, it does.
The powers still not on and its been 4 hours and the power is still out. I just want it to be over. I want things to go back to the way they were. I’m going to make myself dinner and then i’m going to go to bed since I have nothing better to do.
The power is finally back on! It was announced on the news today that the roads are going to be closed for the next week because they’re to dangerous to drive on, but luckily the storm is finally calming down. There will still be very cold temperatures but aye, we have power. Oh, I forgot to tell you, Yesterday me and Dad got into a really deep conversation about life and other stuff. He told me that he’s noticed my grades haven’t been so good lately. I told him that it’s just been really hard to focus since mom died and now this massive blizzard and I just feel so distant from everyone lately and right when I expected Dad to get angry and yell and tell me, he told me that he loved me and that he was proud of me. Suddenly all felt the way it did before Mom died. Everything felt okay again, and I felt safe. Suddenly all of the stress and fear and anger from just moments earlier seemed to fade away, and I knew that everything was going to be okay again. Oli and I worked all day shoveling snow. When we came back inside, Dad had a lovely meal waiting for us. Things are finally taking a turn for the best. Although the roads are still very icy and its still snowing like crazy, there are times throughout the day where its safe enough to drive on the roads to get some groceries.