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 praying...safe 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.
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:)