Wednesday, February 3, 2010

white stuff...

i have a lot going on in my head most of the time...ok, all of the time...
but today was day 2 of snow days for Ry and thus me, since i keep teachers' children...
glorious...
pure joy...

PJs until noon...
good breakfasts...
time together...

can i just say how much i love to be at home with my family?
i'm not the only one...
ry said to K tonight when we were doing our bedtime ritual...

"we get to spend tomorrow together, too...no school again! :) do you like that? see, this is what it would be like if mommy and daddy won the lottery and we didn't have to work... we could stay home all day and have lots of fun together..."

so true...

we had 9 inches of snow on Sat. night into Sunday... not too bad... they actually plowed our street pretty quickly...

but the roads elsewhere and around school were too icy and snow covered for the last few days...

we ventured out today for a few reasons...and yes, some for sanity :)
the roads were dry and the snow covering the land was quite pretty... on the way home from being out, it was snowing already...and it's still snowing... 3-5 more inches since then...
we have seen a lot of white stuff this year... 27 inches on 12.18.09... 9 inches this weekend... 5ish inches tonight...and this weekend...
yeah...
this weekend...

18-34 inches...

they say we're going to be hit with a very significant snow storm...

and VA just isn't equipt to handle all of that snow...
it's too much...even for 12 hour shifts around the clock for the Dept. of Transportation...

but the snow, really, i don't mind at all...

why? i have lots to keep me occupied... my mind has come up with all these ideas...

but i had to go shopping first...

there were places that i've wanted to go for weeks now... i like to go to places with Ry and K and me... it's fun to have a family outting... i don't think going out by myself or with just me and K is as fun... plus, i'm always worried for our saftey for some reason... i always feel like bad people might target a woman with a child... i don't know...i'm weird...

but anyway... yah, i don't mind at all about the snow...

i got lots of 'creative snow support' items from JoAnn fabrics... i want to make some blankets...and add some "detail" to some hooded towels i made/want to make more of...

i got some white chocolate to make some chocolate candy...
lips, to be exact...
not my first choice... but that was the only style mold left for V-tine's Day...and that stuff was on sale! :)

and a big heart cookie cutter... :) maybe some pretty sugar cookies? (not helping with our desire to eat better...)

and i got lots of ribbon to see if i can make a taggie blanket...
not for K...she's not into tags... but other people's children, maybe...

my girl...she loves fuzzy blankets...
we don't have any girl-ish fuzzy blankets...
when you don't find out what you're having, you get lots of yellow and green...
those are nice blankets, too...but i wanted some pink... :)
pink with frogs...so cute... soft...fleece... makes me smile...
and more fabric fuzziness - pastel with cupcakes...
that was her choice...the cupcakes... we walked by it several times and she reached out to touch it each time with an "oooooooo" comment...
obviously she liked it...
YAY for the fun at JoAnn's...

i'm not even a really trained seamstress... i'm actually pretty pitiful... i took Home Ec...loved it...made my pillow and drawstring bag... they were nice...
and quite honestly, the machine i have to sew on isn't like the ones i learned on or my mom's - so it's sometimes a battle for me to sew...
i get frustrated...
i rip out a lot of stitches...
i don't curse, tho... :)

maybe the snow will encourage me to be creative and successful...? :)

oh yah, and i want to make a cute Valentine's Day onesie with buttons in a heart shape... :)
i wonder if that will turn out OK? :)

Day 3 of no school is tomorrow... yay for snow :)
booo for make up days....

but now,
it's like a mini-vacation... who doesn't like a mini-vacation??! :)

all i have to say is...
bring on the white stuff... :)

1 comments:

Marc, Sarah, and Luke said...

Whoa -- you guys have received a lot of snow, and it sounds like much more to come. Have fun with that one :) It sounds as if you're more of a seamstress than me. I don't sew at all :( Perhaps somedays, I'll learn, but for now, I'll ooh and aahhh and other people's creations. Have fun with your extended days as a family. That sounds like the nice part of it all.