Friday, February 01, 2008

I approve...

I feel pretty much the same as the Yarn Harlot with regards to winter - don't much like it, not a fan, and every winter I ask myself why the hell I live in Canada... I mean, really...

But today, I approve. We are in the midst of a storm, a big, nasty storm - it's been snowing steadily since last night, and there's been some freezing rain and heavy winds thrown into the mix. Some of us are enjoying the white stuff Snow DaySnow / PA Day
more than others
What snow??

I took the pictures from inside, largely because I am of the latter mindset... but we'll go out for a walk later, just because it's white and clean and fun for a bit...

Unfortunately, we were robbed of a snow day because this was already designated as a Professional Activity Day... not complaining or anything, just, well, I guess I am...

you may notice the large bald patch on Maggie's back? She had surgery about 1 1/2 weeks ago to remove a large cyst - cost the same as the club chairs I was eyeing for the living room, but at least now Charlie isn't chasing her around, thinking she's accessorizing with a chunk of raw meat on her back. She's recovered very well, and I, I myself, the mom, took out the stitches...

No, I'm not a doctor, but I play one on TV...

In other news: Central Public School Choir at Copps Coliseum, Hamilton
The school choir, of which Ben is a member, sang both national anthems last weekend at a Hamilton Bulldogs game at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton. To put it in perspective, Michael Buble sang there on Tuesday night, so it's a big-ticket venue (although I am not a fan, so his presence there didn't impress me - I think he's a Harry Connick Jr wannabe-but-neverwillbe). Ben was hard to spot, as he was standing right on the edge of the carpeting in the back row, and was deathly afraid of a misstep on the ice... sure, he would have been embarassed if he fell, but think of the picture!
There's Ben!
He didn't fall, they sang beautifully, and a good time was had by all...

I am poking through my stash this afternoon, while forts are being built and snowballs are being hurled... bread is rising in the kitchen, I have the makings of a cozy casserole for dinner, lots of wood for the fire, wine in the wine rack, and later the boys have promised we will play Monopoly without coming to blows (don't ask) -

so in spite of my inherent dislike of things cold and snowy (and soakers, God how I hate wet socks!), I have to say that today, I approve...

5 comments:

Wannietta said...

There's money involved - it's a serious game!
Congrats to Ben & his choir!!

Anne said...

I love days like today -- when it's so white and clean -- and silent (before the snow plows go by).

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful snowfall. It looks so familiar...We are expecting another little pile this week. Unfortunatley,the good stuff is going to the south of the state ( WI ).

Maggie looks good, and oh, so cozy on the couch. Soon, I will be on that couch!

Kelly

Riggwelter said...

I envy you and all that snow, it very rarely snows here...I have never felt the benefits of a "snow day"...such a sad, sad life I have lead.
Maggie does look very cosy there and well done to your son & his choir.

Miss Scarlett said...

Ohhhh Maggie! She looks like she wants a good cuddle. And a warm blankie.

It is really remarkable how much she looks like Kira. Or vice versa.

I am glad you're enjoying your winter. I actually really love this season - and this year on the West Coast we are getting a winter. It's snowing again and -3 as I write this.

It sounds like you have a great cozy day planned. I love the smell of home made bread. I should really make some...

Umm btw: Harry Connick Jr wannabe-but-neverwillbe
Sums him up perfectly! I haven't even bothered to listen to him - that swagger is enough for me. Yuck.

Look at Ben. I'm glad he was spared the humiliation but you're right...that would have been a picture!