Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Snow much better

Actually, more snow is never better, I was just trying to be clever. I am feeling better, despite the snow.

I've been away from blogland sort of on vacation. Last week was 'winter break' and the schools were closed. I and my pocketbook wasn't feeling well enough to travel so we all spent the week putting up with each other.

Monday morning, yesterday, the boys almost got a snow day. While the Oscars was on in sunny California, it was snowing here. My sons never watch that show from start to finish but they were lobbying for a snow day and I think the superstition goes something like, you have to wear your pjs on backward (they no longer wear pjs so that was out) or do something unusual. Food fights are seriously banned in this house so they did the next best thing, they watched the Oscars. Sometime ago, they were trying to get some mojo going to get a day off school and they tuned into Miss America or Miss Universe but I disconnected that idea by disconnecting the cable. Miss America and Miss Universe contests are also banned in my house. At least until Mr. Universe contests sports a dude with a power tool making repairs around the house while wearing a thong and singing Unforgettable in perfect pitch!

Anyways, back to the snow. Yup we got lots and they got a 2 hour delayed start. This is a picture of my patio table before it snowed, again -

That's all ice on my table, chucks of it. Big chucks started falling off my roof too. Everything was ice. Then we got more snow and it was kind of pretty I suppose.





Mother nature knew not to play a snow day on me after enduring a week long vacation with 3 teenage boys! I had to work my mojo -



The big 48!

Friday was my birthday. Yes, the old girl tried to put on a happy face even with 50 looming around the corner







I got a box full of the most delicious smelling soaps and lots of lotion. I think I'm set until Mother's Day!

I don't have any knitting to show you. I am almost done with a black shawl that I want to show you. I also got some surprises in the mail that I have to photograph. Oh, I knew there was something else I wanted to share. I've been experimenting with paper crafts



That's an altered book concept done with folded brown paper bags! It's my first one. And the picture below is an ATC (artist trading card) that I did for the Song title/Lyric swap.

19 comments:

LaVerna said...

I love your paper crafts!I really love the song lyric altered book.Rent is so good!Happy Happy young 'un!

Mary Anne said...

Happy Birthday to you!!!
Don't worry about reaching 50, it's great and 56+ is even better :)

tiennie said...

Happy belated birthday!!!

del said...

Happy belated (you look great!)!

hakucho said...

Happy belated Birthday!

Glad you're feeling better and survived the week with the boys!

My middle guy just went back to school today (Wed. & still coughing)
after being sick most of last's weeks vacation. Not a very happy camper!

happy knitting :)

Kirsten said...

Happy Birthday!!!
Glad you are feeling better, and were able to celebrate properly.
My kids were so disappointed in the delayed opening. The weather forcasters certainly made more out of that storm than it turned out to be.

Beatriz said...

Happy Birthday! You look marvelous! So glad that you're feeling better, even with all that snow.

stickchick said...

Happy Birthday!!! Looks like loads of fun (yummy cake,ummm)

The ATC looks fab too!!

I will have to remember the snow day rituals and watch out for them next time. How funny!

Looming Looney said...

Happy belated birthday!

i hate the winter, i hate being cold, i hate the snow. i really hate he snow if it's not enough to close down the federal government and i am force to venture out in it to go to work.... whine, whine, whine; bitch, bitch, bitch. oh what a day i'm having, and its not even noon yet.

Janice said...

Happy Belated birthday. You look MARVELOUS for 48!! :-) Hope you continue to feel better and better!!

Iris said...

Waaay late, but Happy Birthday!!!

Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday!!

Beverley said...

Happy belated birthday, hope you are feeling better now?

gina d. said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Your boys know how to spoil their mum!

Lynn said...

There is something abt freshly fallen snow that is so beautiful (or so says the girl from FL!) And I'm so glad that you felt better before your birthday.

AR said...

Happy Birthday! Another February baby, Yay!!

I love your paper crafts. Very creative.

sherry said...

Happy (Belated) Birthday!!

Patricia said...

Happy Birthday, if a little late. Consolation prize is mine. I turn 49 in May! Could we just regress a bit!?

JerseyTjej said...

OOOH! I really need to see that bag book! I have been wanting to do one for ages! Cool, ATC, too, We should trade.