Friday, January 14, 2011

Back to Reality

And so the chiclets and I arose at the sound of the alarm this morning. We finally went back to school, after being home for three days. It has been a nice three days.
Lots of movie watching, telephone talking, crafting, cooking, reading of books, and playing in the snow occurred while we were off from school. Minimal arguing between the children was much appreciated by the management.

And even though I try to appreciate each day for what it is, I can't help but look forward to sunflowers from my garden resting on a child's vintage ironing board.


Stay warm.....I am trying to!


30 comments:

  1. I can NOT imagine that gorgeous vase of flowers lasting more than a minute or two in our garden - even in summer. The wind would have it in a whiff! It certainly looks gorgeous there tho'.
    Oh.... I love the snow, and long to have more. But then, I have the advantage of not having to leave the house. x

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  2. We're still "cool" here in Texas even tho the temps are steadily rising and no more freezing expected for a bit. But while we had snow and cold, I made up a big jar of your cocoa mix (sans marshmallow cream) to stay warm with! :)

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  3. It's refreshing to her a mom say how nice it was to have her kids home from school for three days. :)

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  4. Great shots! =)

    I notice you have some barn pics & I wanted to invite you to join in on Monday evenings/Tuesdays for Barn Charm! It's a barn meme I started several weeks ago where you take a pic/s of barns (old or new) & post them then participate in my link up where everyone can visit! We'd love to have you join in! See ya soon! =)

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  5. Howdy Farmchick
    Oh for a day of sunshine and sunflowers ,right there with ya sista !
    It seems like winter talked to Mother nature and Mother nature caved in and let her winter child roam beyond the garden gate this year :)
    Sure will be glad when she catches up with her winter child and reminds winter there are people who don't share their enthusiasm for extended winter days .
    Seriously glad all are doing well .
    I love your header photo :)
    Happy hugs from Texas
    Until next time
    Happy Trails

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  6. Glad you enjoyed your time off. I think everyone is looking foward to warmer weather.

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  7. texwisgirl - I hope the cocoa mix turned out good!

    Tricia - I may have to check that out!

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  8. Life as it can / should be.

    Please have you all a good weekend.

    daily athens

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  9. We never had any snow today, either. I am also looking forward to the flowers of spring and summer.

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  10. Brrr...stay warm! Summer will be here before we know it! Have to admit that those sunflowers look lovely.

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  11. What wonderful days. Spring will come sooner than we think.

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  12. I must agree with you on this one. I am so ready for warm weather!

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  13. beautiful photos...I love sunflowers...

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  14. I wish snow days applied to all workers too :) I miss those days. The sunflowers are absolutely gorgeous. I can’t wait either.

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  15. We had several back roads that were still icy so we were off again today. Monday is MLK Day so this has turned into quite the vacation. We have had a wonderful time off but I'm kinda ready to go back. Today was actually the first day for us to even get out and do anything outside of our own property.

    I love the snow but that vase of summer flowers looks very appealing.

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  16. Warm is good. We're doing a road trip to visit the cousins in Florida soon.

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  17. I could go for some of that warm....

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  18. I think it's possible to love winter, it's just harder work. Glad the kids went easy on the management.

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  19. I like the contrast between the different flowers in different seasons. The old ironing board is a very funny support for those colorful sunflowers!

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  20. Green grass and flowers, things dreams are made of. Soon I hope!

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  21. Snow days are great -- but it's good to get back to some kind of normalcy. Hope you are enjoying your weekend! :)

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  22. Is that a Queen Ann's Lace carrying that dollop of snow?

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  23. Birdman - That is a poor, dry piece of Queen Anne's Lace holding that snow. We have quite a lot of it here on our farm. Beautiful in the summer and winter.

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  24. I so enjoy looking at your photos. You really do a great job!

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  25. We got no snow here in Central Texas. And I just heard on my gardening show that they are expecting an early spring here and I should already get my garden planning started. Didn't winter just get going?

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  26. I am afraid if we had three snow days in a row I would gain 10 pounds! Something about having the kids home makes me start scheming about baking and cooking!

    I look forward to sunflowers too.

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  27. I used to love it when the kids had snow days. We are back down to low single digits here. Try and stay warm.

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  28. It's nice to see the winter pictures but then you eventually realise the colours that are missing from normal weather life as it were. Roll on the spring.

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  29. I am so happy that you got some fun family times without the drama that they sometimes can bring:)
    Have a great day!

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  30. Farmchick -- I believe we are in a mode of cold and snow acceptance. We would like it to be summer yet are willing to live with the present weather. -- barbara

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