Saturday, February 4, 2012

Snowed In

We had a little snow last night and this morning.
8am - we went on to get about 12-14 inches total.

I think I experienced the "Worlds Longest Morning" this morning.  Somehow, being unable to go anywhere makes time pass more slowly.  I am a stay at home Mom and a home daycare provider - so being at home all day is the usual for me.  Not being able to leave and go about our usual Saturday fun wasn't so easy.

I made coffee and hung out in my pj's while my Superman husband scooped snow.  Finally, about 8:30 or so, I decided that the clunker treadmill in the basement was going to be my only option for a run today.  It is barely electric and the readout is broken.  I just run on it at a moderate pace for a specific time and guess about the distances.  Today - the schedule called for 6-8miles, but I made it 5 on the old clunker.  Some running is better than no running.  For the sake of my sanity and my family.

Two little "snow angels" in the yard with Mrs. Snow Lady
After that "fun" my husband made some fantastic pancakes, and I bribed suggested that the kids all take naps so that Daddy and I could to.  I may or may not have bribed them with making a snow man afterwards.

My husband was really helpful with cleaning up the dishes today - and since I had a nice clean kitchen, what better thing to do than to bake?

I made some herbed bread to go along with our tomato rice soup.  I had some cans of tomato soup and made up a cup of rice to put in it.  That, along with some additional spices of my own and a can of "Italian Style Stewed Tomatoes" that were purchased by mistake, made a really nice dinner.  The bread was easy, quick, and very impressive right out of the oven on a cold winter day.

I decided to do a Photo a Day Challenge to help inspire me to write daily.  Today's is supposed to be a stranger, but I don't really get that one - why? - so I decided to do #3 - hands.
My left hand.

This is my left hand.  I keep my nails short and don't bother painting them.  I am married, but don't wear my ring much, because as you can see, my finger gets a nice ring of red that lasts several days each time I wear it.  I put it on Thursday and had to take it off this morning.  My hands look O.L.D.

I hope all of you who are snowed in still have power and that a tree didn't fall on your house.  So far we are 50% good for that.  A small tree split and is leaning gently on our living room windows.  No big deal.  Stay home, stay warm, and count your blessings!  Church is canceled for tomorrow, so I'm going to bake some more bread and make some more soup.  Happy Snow Weekend!


  1. Snowed here too (although I think we live close-ish...same state anyways lol). I wasn't completely snowed in though, I left the house around 11am and went "sledding" in my car. (That's what my mom used to call driving in the snow. :-) )

  2. That sounds like a fabulous day. Your dinner sounds delicious - and your hand doesn't look old at all. I love the photo a day challenge to keep you blogging; I might have to steal that idea. =)