Welcome! I'm glad you could make it! The roads are too not bad yet, but the sidewalks and parking lots are pretty slushy and slick! I've got a pot of Creme de la Earl Grey on keeping hot but there are no fresh baked cookies to be had! We're planning to bake a little later, but is seemed more prudent to get our errands taken care of this morning since we are anticipating 6-12 inches of the fluffy white stuff we love! We've been to the pharmacy, library and grocery for our fresh produce, and now we are home sweet home. We thought to tie a rope from our house to the Historian's workplace this morning, but decided we'd just have to pray him home safe this evening!
This is the view from the furnace room window of our back patio - so pretty and inviting! I am afraid that this is going to be hard on our Storyteller, though, since he is just full of a cold and will not be able to spend long hours out of doors. The snow is really quite pretty - but those big flakes hold lots of moisture and so it is sloppy and wet. Great for snowman making, but almost a guaranteed soaking, even with great snow pants and heavy coats!Short of wrapping him in plastic, I cannot contrive a way of keeping him completely dry, so he is in! He hasn't even whined about it yet, so I think he is pretty under the weather. He'll be more upset when he is better and it is gone without him having played in it!
If the weather doesn't delay our plans, tomorrow is our AWANA Grand Prix and the kids have been hard at work! I found that using painter's tape on waxed paper makes for great peal and stick stencils for painting Storyteller's car - which is great because he is not good at the detail painting, but wanted a replica of Jeff Burton's 2010 racecar! It's almost done now! Dreamer chose to copy Herbie the LoveBug, but the shape of her car is a little different. My car - dubbed the 'Funkmobile' - is pink 'tie dye', glittery, and a convertible, so that Flora (made from a wooden clothes peg) can enjoy the wind in her hair! All we need now is wheels and that's a job for the Historian when he gets home!
As you can see, Dreamer lined them up by our verse of the week on the kitchen counter! I smiled at your comments last week about our verse board! It is just a dollar store chalk board that has been in our home forever! It is hacked up (the snowflakes are a cover-up) and lacks a pretty frame! Like many of you, I would like to walk into Goodwill and find the 'perfect' pretty frame to make into a kitchen chalk board, but in the meanwhile, my 'use what you have on hand' philosophy suits me just fine. I used a 50% coupon at Hobby Lobby to purchase the chalk markers (they are pricey) and I just clean it off and put up a new verse every week or so, right in the kitchen where I can't help but ponder it while I work away making meals and tidying up!
Speaking of tidying up, that's what we need to be doing, along with some baking to fill that empty cookie jar! Poppa has a flu bug, so things are up in the air as far as a visit from Poppa and Grammy, but we are going to be prepared in case Poppa has a fast recovery and is able to make their planned trip - even if it has to be postponed by a day! It is such a long trip, and with the variable winter weather, we have to hope for the best, but be flexible!
I hope your weekend is a blessing, whatever you find yourself doing! Thanks for dropping by! Folks on our road are driving at a snail's pace, so do keep safe! It must be getting a bit slick out there!