Thursday, December 10, 2009

Sing Along -The Weather Outside Is . . .


Frightful!

Yes, the weather has been frightfully snowy and cold!! That manic drive home on Sunday was nothing compared to the dumping of snow and the Artic frost we've been enduring the last few days! Shocking -- the office closed early on Tuesday -- totally unheard of and school has been out for 3 days now! Luckily, my little red jeep gets us around pretty darn good. Mr. Tennis doesn't want to take his newish vehicle out in this snowy and icy weather, so he's put on a new hat and become Mr. Chauffeur! Really, you should see his hat -- it's something else. I'll try to sneak a photo some time. I do love home to office curbside service!

Luckily, the snowblower is working, even though it had to go in for a quick service call on Tuesday. The Rickster is one of those neighbors who likes to do everyone's front walk (yes, he is sweet like that). But, after he did that Tuesday afternoon and had just started on our long driveway, a belt blew! AAACK!! Off to Ace Hardware. I'm so happy that they were able to fix it. I did manually shovel the front steps and walk to the house and that was plenty for me!

If you thought I'd get some holiday baking or something useful accomplished during the snowstorm, you'd be wrong, unfortunately. I did do some Internet shopping, but am still a bit behind due to the bad weather. Think I will try some marathon shopping, baking and wrapping this weekend!


My updated wreaths and garland by the front door look even better with a bit of snow on them, so I guess there is a bright side to the snow!


27 comments:

Kim said...

Your decorations outside are beauftiful1 Your front door is so inviting! I hope Maddy has enjoyed her time off!

Wanda said...

Ah yes....all that snow looks very familiar. We only got one snow day off of school though.

Your front door decor looks so warm and welcoming!

Tutus and Choo-Choos said...

Your front door looks beautiful. Right out of a Christmas card and the snow gives it just the right touch.

Kim said...

Wow, you guys really have a lot of snow! We have maybe an inch but it sure is COLD.

I love your front door, very pretty.

Jean said...

Your front door is beautiful, especially with the snow! You guys should have snow more often!!

We have it too, along with the icky cold weather. I have also done some internet shopping! I just don't feel like braving the cold. Although I /we are feeling very penned in-we need to get out of this house soon!

Lucy said...

We got the same as you. A true blizzard here and you know it will be on the ground for the next 4 months...sigh.
I love your front door, so so pretty! Your wreaths and garland are beautiful! Have a fun weekend getting it all done!!!

Samantha2818 said...

Your home looks gorgeous in the snow - I wish we had snow. We just have rain here in Wales (even in August) so I'd love a white Christmas. Your little girl is adorable byy the way! Just stumbled across your blog and am now following. Having a give away on mine which ends tomorrow night - prize is for little girls!

Marla said...

I've been hearing you all got a lot of snow. Your right, the house looks great with some snow on it. Off to finish the tree, enjoy the white stuff.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Janet, the house looks BEAUTIFUL!!! I love your wreaths and garland.....and your right, the snow gives it a nice touch!!

Stay warm my friend:)

xo,

Lisa

Courtney said...

You house looks great. I wish we had some snow, instead we are stuck with cold rain and wind!

Gail said...

Yep we got blasted with the same storm and are still digging out of it. The snow makes your front door look like a Christmas card...so pretty. Looks like you'll have a white Christmas!

Teresa said...

I wish my front door was that pretty! All the christmas decorations look so nice with all of that snow piled on top. But ooooh! that looks cold!!

The Byrd's Nest said...

I love all of the snow and your decorations. Is there snow falling in these pictures? I keep thinking..wow...i must be really tired I can actually SEE the snow falling;)

Rhonda said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! So jealous! If don't get any, then we're gonna load up the sleds and drive north 'til we find some to play in...and I'm serious!!

Jeanneoli said...

Your front entry is gorgeous!!!

Donna said...

Hope you're getting dug out...your house looks beautiful, if that's any consolation!

Lissa said...

Your house looks great and festive! I wish so badly we would get some snow!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

It looks like a magazine cover!! I just got your sweet Christmas card in the mail... thaankyou so much for your thoughtfulness!

Blessings,
LMM

Felicia said...

Oh, that layer of snow just puts me in the spirit. Love your outdoor Christmas decor!

Casey said...

Now... you know I live in the south when that snow looks delightful!! :) It has just been TOO warm here for Christmas. This is when I miss the northeast the most.

I hope you get some yummy baking done and your shopping finished. I'm having the same issues... and I don't have weather as a good excuse!! LOL

Sue said...

Love, love love the snow pictures..thanks!!! Not much of that out here in the desert.

Your decor looks great!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Your house looks like a Christmas card. Just gorgeous and festive:)

paige said...

oh my goodness
your home is insanely gorgeous!!!
& all the snow...ahhh

frightful weather , as far as lovely snow is concerned is rarely seen here in atlanta
the frightful thing is when we southerners try to drive on the ice

anyway...lovely!!!

Bridget said...

Your house looks great!!! The snow enhances the decor:) It is freeeezing here as well and as always I am not ready for it. But I guess it feels likes Christmas. Hope you are enjoying the season and able to get things done despite the bad weather! Hope you have a WONDERFUL Christmas!!!!!! Happy shopping - I still have some left to do :(

~Bridget


ps - your Rick sounds like my Rich - who snowblows the entire block when it snows. Lucky us to have such nice husbands:)

a Tonggu Momma said...

Your house has LOTS of curbside appeal in the snow. Everything looks gorgeous! Ack about the shoveling: we don't have a snow blower (cuz we're cheap... oh, and it doesn't snow here often enough to justify it), but we have a long driveway (seriously - you can park at least six cars in our driveway). And usually I'm the one shoveling us out. Ugh. So yes, I truly DO feel your pain.

Leslie said...

Thanks for stopping by and saying "hi"! It looks as if we have little China daughters in common!
Wow, that is alot of snow, we haven't had that much....yet!

Super Mommy said...

Janet your front door looks like a magazine photo with your gorgeous decorations and all that pretty snow!! Are y'all a little stir crazy yet? Three days is a looong time!!