Monday, December 14, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook

Peggy over at The Simple Woman's Daybook is the gracious host here.

For Today... December 14, 2009

Outside my window...About 30 degrees, cloudy, snow covered from our 16.8 inch blizzard last week. Overnight we got a coating of freezing rain over it all and they were saying on the radio earlier that driving and walking is treacherous out there. This gal is staying in today! So glad that Amanda's final is not until 5:00 this evening..

I am thinking...that a week from today Ben, Lisa and little Sophia will be here for lunch and I get to spend some time with that precious little granddaughter! - oh and Ben and Lisa, of course- Can't wait:)

I am thankful for... this time of year when Christmas brings to the limelight God's love for us in sending his Son, so we could go live with Him in eternity. And also the wonderful family gatherings that bind families together and make memories that last a lifetime.

From the kitchen... I am smelling the Dunkin Donuts coffee ( my favorite) that Amanda ground and brewed for us.

I am wearing...still in my jammies.

I am hoping...and praying for good weather and safe travel as Ben and Lisa drive from Pittsburgh (9-10 hr. trip) next weekend. They get to stay almost 2 weeks!

I am hearing...Amanda playing guitar from the living room. She's taking a break from studying for finals.

I am remembering...our son, Tim's birthday over the weekend. He turned 25. What an exciting year it has been for him- marrying the love of his life, Brooke.

I am travel for all who are traveling on the slick roads today.

Around the house...Still decorating the house, starting some baking and any do-ahead projects that I can do.

On my mind...Amanda and Jonathan as they start their final exams and work on papers due for the end of the semester. Then so happy that they have almost a month off to recoup before next semester. And do you know that next semester is call Spring semester?!! Yay!:)

One of my favorite things... Christmas ornaments made by children and the sweet memories as they are put on the tree each year:)

A few plans for the rest of the week...getting ready for Christmas and all that goes with it!

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...*

This what our back yard looked like after 16.8 inches of snow fell overnight last Tuesday and into Wednesday morning. We were literally snowed in all day. The snow plows got to our street around 8:00pm.

This was a very heavy snow. And yes, it was very gray outside that day.

These are days we are thankful for a snow blower.

Everything was closed on Wednesday including many businesses and all non-essential government offices. The University of Wisconsin in Madison canceled classes for the first time in 19 years. You might have seen it on the national news of the 3000 student snowball fight that day- and kids using lunch trays as shields and for sliding down Baskom hill.
Here is a link to our local news about it:)


BECKY said...

Good Morning Lovely Linda! Have I told you that I just LOVE your heart, gal? I know you are such a delight and blessing to those who are close to you and to your children! They are so blessed to have you!

Wish I could be there and see the beautiful blanket of snow, sip some yummy coffee, and just chat for hours!!

I haven't watched the snowball fight but am going to. I made some Florida snowballs for our Keeper's Christmas party. You take about 6-7 large marshmallows and wrap them in plastic wrap, tape with packing tape and voila! Instant snowballs! We did a toss with them and when only a few girls were still here, I started an indoor snowball fight!! Too much fun!!

Much love to you sweet friend! Have a joyful week! I still have shopping to do and some creative gifts as well. Just paddlin' along and savoring the season!

Lisa Collier said...

That was a great video! Can't wait to see you in a week!!

Kathy said...

I wish we had your snow ;) Have a lovely visit with your beautiful little granddaughter!!


Love Bears All Things said...

How lovely that you'll have a grandchild at your house for 2 weeks with her Mom & Dad, too, of course.
Grandchildren are such delights. I had one of mine here sick from school today and then his sister rode the bus over here so I had them both for a couple of hours.
I'm glad we don't have all of that ice and snow, although it is pretty.
Mama Bear

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Wow--that is a lot of snow☺. Gorgeous pictures! Sorry about the freezing rain on top of that all, how icky.

It sounds like you are gearing up for a fun Christmas. I can't imagine how excited you are to have your family there for an extended amount of time. What a blessing!

Nice to know that you can identify with growing up in the corn☺

Elena said...

Wow, that is a lot of snow!! Beautiful pictures but I'm sure not a lot of fun to be out in it for long. Your Christmas plans sound wonderful! Family and friends make Christmas so wonderful. It is so great that we know Jesus and His wonderful gift to us:) Many blessing to you! I always love reading your posts. Love, Elena

Dan said...

cool pictures, Mom!

Alice said...

i love your snow shots! i grew up in newfoundland and miss the snow every winter :)

thanks for commenting on my flat alice photos my friends took :), what a hoot they are!