"Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least." ~Goethe~

20 November 2014

It's cold...





     We woke up yesterday morning to see that fog had settled in during the night and left a blanket of hoarfrost all over everything.  While it had warmed up to a balmy 9 degrees first thing in the morning (which is far better than the 2 degrees we had been at for the past 4 mornings), I for one was not going out to take pictures of anything.  So pictures were taken from within the warmth of the house.  And you know it's cold outside when the icicles are all frosted over.  There seems to be something so wrong when that happens.


~*~

Kar

16 November 2014

Beautiful snow...



















     The first snow of the season came to us on Thursday morning.  It continued to come down all day, through the night and again on Friday.  There were numerous trips outside for two people just so they could get in the right amount of play time out in it.  By the time Friday afternoon arrived we had at least 11" of snow on the ground.  Perfect for snow angels, shoveling snow and building snow walls that could be walked on and just for looking at.  Friday afternoon there was a break in the clouds and the sun tried to peek through for just a bit.  It made the snow all sparkly and bright.  So pretty to look at.  Saturday the colder temps came and we stayed in, only to enjoy the snow from the windows.  But all was good because so many indoor things got done and it ended up being an excellent day.  Even colder temps settled in this morning.  A very chilly 2 degrees F.  There are icicles every where, hanging off the roof, the trees and anything else that the sun touches.  All of this keeping us indoors again enjoying pool games, bowling on the Wii, warm delicious Egg Drop Soup for lunch, yarn time for me to create new hats for the girls and time for naps under warm blankets and quilts.  It's been an absolutely wonderful weekend.  There's no complaining here from me.


~*~

Kar

13 November 2014

Being productive...













     It seems as if the productivity level has risen here that last few days.  Lots of little things being done. Everyone feeling quite accomplished, even if for a short while.  There were colorful edgings being added onto long forgotten items so that someone's desk could look complete and finished.  A bit of experimenting with a long forgotten pattern book has turned out some pretty fabulous table pretties.  Even if the experimenting created a lot more work than necessary with working with two colors.  So many little tails of yarn to deal with during the project.  But well worth the work once the project was done.

     The girls had been patiently waiting for today to come after keeping a close eye on the forecast the past few days.  Snow was coming and they couldn't wait to see it.  There was the usual raking of leaves and blowing leaves off the roof the other day before the snow fell.  A quick job with everyone pitching in on the last 40 degree day around here for a while.  It was a bright sunny day for all to enjoy.  Then afterwards a big pot of yummy soup was created with the help of everyone.  Gotta love beautiful Fall days like that.

     This morning found two people getting up earlier than usual just so that they could see the snow start falling.  It was quite pretty to see it in the early morning light.  They did their school work at their desks just so they could watch snowflakes fall outside.  I even found myself up in my room sitting in front of the window just so I could stop and watch the snow every once in a while.  Such a gorgeous day really.  Everyone doing their thing in a quiet house enjoying the peacefulness of the snow outside.  Every once in a while a little one would squeal "Oh my gosh it's so pretty outside!".  It did put smiles on all our faces.

     Hopefully more projects can be finished the next couple of days being that the weather will be about the same.  Snowy and cold.  Everyone knows that when it is snowing outside I don't go past the sidewalk out front.  I stay in and hibernate as much as possible.  I didn't even have to shovel snow today because the girls just had to do it without any help from me.  I do love days like today.  Good things do happen when it snows.

~*~

Kar