Monday, November 7, 2011

The snow has arrived. BOOO!!!!

Just two days after my last post, we were hit with snow. I was so hoping to avoid it for a long time this year, but I guess it was not meant to be. About two years ago, I remember playing baseball with Cody outside all through November, with no snow on the ground. I really wanted that this year. We did all right, considering our first snowfall didn't happen until November 6th, when usually we have snow by Halloween. I know all the snowmobile fanatics out there are jumping for joy, but I'm not. I still hope it will all go away and stay away for a long time, but that is not too likely, I'm sure. Here is a picture of the snow coming down yesterday.
It was snowing when we woke up and it was still snowing when we went to bed last night. The snow was swirling off the roof like we were having a blizzard or something. I half-expected the highways to be closed this morning, but of course, they were not. It is not that cold out either. Only zero degrees today, which is not bad. Come on, Sun! Melt that snow!!!

Here are a couple of shots out the front door this morning.

Yep. Lots of snow for the first snowfall, though in some parts of Manitoba they got several inches. I am thankful that did not happen here. 

Today I am being very domestic. I spent most of the morning sewing, after I finished my laundry. I am not good at sewing. I had two toques (winter hats, for you Americans) to repair and a pair of ski pants, along with a dog puppet whose nose had been pulled off. Anyway, it was all stuff that had to be done by hand. I figured it wouldn't look that great when I was done, but it wouldn't be that hard to make things functional again. I was wrong. This is going to sound so pathetic, but my fingers are still very sore from sewing the darn ski pants. Seriously, aside from poking myself a million times with the needle, those things were nearly impossible to get the needle through, so my fingers are really sore from fighting with the needle. At one point, I bent the needle nearly into an "L" because it could not get through the ski pants, and I was only doing the outer layer of fabric. I think they are waterproof and very non-porous, and that may be why it was so hard, but really! It took me a very long time. 

Then I made lunch for the Dynamic Duo. Cody is at school today, so it is quieter than it otherwise would be. After Micah went down for his "nap" (rolls eyes), I made a cake. We are very low on food in this house, and I literally have nothing to give the boys for a snack, so on a whim, I whipped up a cake. When Cody gets home, in about an hour, I'll make icing and we'll decorate it. 

Hm. I was feeling a lot more domestic than that, but I guess that's all I've done today. I am very tired and I would love to have a nap, but I will have to go get Cody in about 45 minutes, so there is no point. Maybe it is time to work on my book for a while...but you know, I think I will leave it for today. I'm going to read for a while instead. I'm off for now.

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