For Today... February 8, 2010
Outside my window...We had more snow overnight- a surprise this morning. Still waiting for more starting this evening, overnight, and all day Tuesday... could be up to 9-10 inches before it stops. It one of those slow moving fronts ( see, I can talk "weather channel":) that just stays around and drops snow. And then it is suppose to blow and drift. Jimmy the Groundhog forgot to mention that there can be a lot of cold weather and snow before an "early Spring" around here;)
I am thinking... that I have faith in all of the Illinois and Wisconsin snow removal guys and their equipment to get all the snow out of the way for my sister, her husband and family who plan to drive up from Illinois Thursday evening. You can do it guys!!
I am thankful for... Amanda, who helps so much around here. Being the last kid standing since her five siblings flew the coup, is such a different lifestyle than when the place was hoppin':) Last week she shoveled the driveway (without being asked or saying a word afterward), when her dad had to work late for several evenings. Along with her college schedule, she is a big help with things around the house. Thanks Amanda!
From the kitchen... Oatmeal, juice and coffee...mmmm... Oh, you mean for dinner?-- no idea yet:)
I am wearing...yup, still in my jammies and robe. ( I rarely have to change that line;)
I am hoping...to get together a menu and grocery list and making a few things ahead for the weekend. First, I need to talk to Melissa as to likes and dislikes of foods for her family again.
I am hearing...the tv in the other room, the squeaky brakes of a car at the stop sign at the end of our street.
I am remembering...what a wonderful wedding weekend we had in Indianapolis a week ago. I have to wait to get some pictures from family who where there-- sorry-- Our camera was accidentally left in the car which was parked four blocks away in subzero wind chills... so no, I didn't make my hubby go back for it-- I didn't want to get that "are you out of your mind?!" look:) But it was a beautiful wedding and reception at the Omni. We were also able to hook up with my brother, Steve and DIL Opal, their daughter Kristy, her husband Dean and meet their little guy Corbin. Our granddaughter Sophie got really excited (jumping up and down and smiling) when she saw Corbin- "another little one like me"! I will be posting about the Omni and the hotel where we stayed.
I am praying...for the people of Haiti and ones there helping--it is going to be a long process.
Around the house...Getting the house and guest rooms ready for the weekend--- laundry, and all that goes with it.
On my mind...Saturday was our first born son, Nathan's birthday! Didn't get to see him, but thought of him and the blizzardy (spellcheck is telling me that's not a word:) winter day that he was born. What a joy Nathan was as a boy growing up and still is to us! So proud of the kind and wonderful man he is today!
One of my favorite things... seeing all the little animal paw prints in the snow in our backyard. A lot of activity going on out there with the squirrels and bunnies!:)
A few plans for the rest of the week...getting groceries, cooking, baking, prep for Valentines Day, dealing with a bunch of snow-- and enjoying Missy and Jeff and the kids when they come!:)
Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...*
Look who loves his little brother...:)
Have a great week!:)Photos by Jess C.