Tuesday, January 18, 2011

What to do on a snow day (part two) . . .

I was going to have a post on this wonderful snowman that I built, but alas, that was not meant to be. I got all ready, which included a trip to three different stores for proper gloves. Who knew that it would be so difficult to find waterproof gloves?! I know I am a typical woman that often puts style before comfort, but my goodness, all gloves should not be made of thin knit! I digress. . . Three stores later I find sensible gloves. Then I was home, put on all my gear, zip outside with anticipation, only to find the snow has the consistency of flour. Humbug. I couldn't even make a decent snowball. The biggest snowball I could make was about as big as a cherry tomato. Not even big enough for Kitty to be concerned about when I chucked it at him as he yawned at me from the other side of the living room window.

Humbug.

However, as I write this, we are expecting another 5-8 inches in the next 24 hours. So, this time around here's my inspiration:


Mini snowmen! Ribbon scarves, twig arms, cloves eyes and buttons. A-dor-a-ble.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

What to do on a snow day (part one) . . .

Idea number one: Mess with your cat.
Kitty is always longingly gazing out the window, watching the squirrels play and the neighborhood cats prowl. He sometimes meows at the door, expecting someone to let him out. He's tried darting out the door when we are not paying enough attention. 
For those who don't know Kitty, he is, without question, an indoor cat. He complains when he is left out in the garage too long on a hot or cold day. And is most often found like this:





So today I thought would be a good day to convince Kitty once and for all that he really should be content being an indoor cat. Here is where Kitty meets snow:

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I rest my case, Kitty.




Saturday, January 01, 2011

The Old Year -- A New Year

A lot happened in 2010. It was a big year.

The new house:







These pictures were taken shortly after we bought the house. We really don’t have any decent pictures of the interior. Partly because we haven’t taken the time and partly because the interior is a work in progress. A house tour will be forthcoming… eventually.

The new marriage:

After dating for nearly five years, the hubs and I got married on a miraculously gorgeous July day in Kansas.
So happy.

The new job:
The past two years, I taught elementary strings in three public elementary schools. This year there was a lot of movement around the district due to fewer teachers needing to cover more jobs. So I got the opportunity to move to teach general elementary music split between two schools. It’s been challenging because it is definitely a whole different job and it feels like I’m starting from scratch but general music is a lot closer to where my strengths lie than strings ever did.

Our first Christmas together:
Even though we’ve been together over five years now, Josh and I had never spent a major holiday together. I am a big Christmas person, so it was definitely a special time.



Which brings us to 2011...
I'm so excited for what this year will bring. There are some big events on the horizon. My little sister is getting married this year (which means a few parties and showers to throw and attend). We will be celebrating our first anniversary. There are a few home projects we would like to see done (landscaping, screened in porch [?], painting, etc).


But for now I am content to be sitting next to my napping boys. :)



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