Monday, December 21, 2009

Snow Day











































We had a little snow.
What are these mutant looking creatures with antennae in the drive? Apparently they have brought Homer and the donuts...all is well.
Would have appreciated this more in a few days but we're stuck with it. I only hope it's not a taste of things to come. Last year we had not a lick of snow and this year I was foolishly hoping to be in the global warming belt. Alas, there's so much that we are running out of places to put it and it's only the first fall.
Today is the winter solstice. I wonder if running around a tree nekkid and chanting would help? I'll have t round up the usual suspects for that. Well, maybe not. Don't want to scare the neighbors too much.
That's James there up to his knees in the stuff about two minutes before the snow blower belt broke. The mechanics around here got it fixed but today a new belt will be purchased ....just in case.
Roger is home since the Lab got over 2 feet of snow. If we could have known about the closing before 6 am this morning it would have been sweet. He's out doing errands and I'm trying to catch up with wrapping and cleaning. This time of year I always here the voice of my Oma saying you have to have things sparkling for the New Year. Well, I must keep in mine that Oma used fear as an incentive. That's just not my style. We have too much stuff and too many people in too small a spaces. It's a huge house but badly laid out. We need to knock down some walls in the new year. I'm ready with my sledgehammer poised......anyone???? Someday I would like to reacquaint myself with the pristine look of the house after my grandmother had inspected with white gloves.

I'm going to end now because Blogger is causing me to say bad words and wave my arms around in the air like a crazy woman. I can't move the pictures and it keeps freezing and I have too much to do.

Lastly, Before I go, I want to shout to the rooftops that our delightful Dani is graduating from Stony Brook University tomorrow. Now the real fun begins-looking for a job. We love her and are so proud of her for all the really hard work she's done. YAY DANI!!! James was lucky enough to get a ticket to the graduation tomorrow. Glad he gets to see is girl get her degree.

Merry Christmas to all my friends who celebrate that and Happy Holidays to everyone else.

5 comments:

Suzan said...

We got just the right amount of snow...enough to be pretty and not enough to make driving out of the question! I am still driving only on main roads because my usual way in to work is on back roads and they are still a little tricky. Have a wonderful Christmas!

Gerrie said...

I almost sent you an e-mail that said "Got snow?" I guess you did.

Congrats to Dani.

Darcie said...

Oh. My. Goodness. That's a lot of snow. (Like you didn't know that, eh?!) Thank heavens though, that you're safe!

Congrats to Dani and James too! Cheers to new beginnings!

Merry Christmas, Dee! Hugs to you from me.

Janet said...

I wondered if you got snow....now I know! I hope you didn't have to get out in it and drive anywhere.

Congrats to Dani and let's hope for good luck job hunting.

Grazia said...

Hi Dee!
Have a Merry Christmas and a happy 2010....
Grazia :)