Friday, January 13, 2012

Just a Dusting

Our first snow day arrived.  Mind you, there is only a true dusting of snow.  However, combine that with 45 degree temps with rain, then a plummet down to 20 degrees with snow on top, and you get a frozen mess.  Thus, no school for the chiclets and I today.   


This means sleeping late, stoking the wood stove, lots of coffee and making some messes in the kitchen.  

~Perfection~

Also just a tad bit of bird watching through my frozen, spotty kitchen window. 

Snow days are slow days....

Score one for this Farmchick.

42 comments:

  1. better late than never! hurray for snow day #1! :)

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  2. Sounds like a lovely day as long as you could stay indoors.

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  3. I'm a little jealous of that snow and I love your wallpaper!

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  4. Today was definitely a slow day for me. Spent the day sewing up late Christmas gifts!

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  5. We still had school! I thought there would at least be a delay with that wind chill! Enjoy the weekend! Brrrr~

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  6. I will clean up the counters in exchange for some of what you baked, Farmchick.

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  7. I am so jealous!!!.. I have been praying for snow since August.. I'm afraid we wont get any this year. =( jealous jealous!!

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  8. Looks like a very nice cozy day.. what did you make? The weather guys are saying we'll get snow this weekend here in Oregon. But what do they know? LOL! We'll see.
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  9. LOVE the red toille in your kitchen. And we are so far from snow, it's not funny. I think we hit 70 today.

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  10. Love the kitchen wall paper!! Aside form the halloween snow we this was really our first snow up here in maine too.

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  11. Jack - I made two batches of homemade cinnamon rolls and a pot of homemade vegetable beef soup.

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  12. Cinnamon Rolls! I'll have some please. You are right about snow days being mess around in the kitchen days. I loved it. I even made donkey muffins.

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  13. I want some of whatever homemade goody you made....

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  14. Your kitchen looks so warm and inviting! Turtle Man was amazing but you couldn't pay me enough money to do that!

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  15. Sounds like you enjoyed your first day of a 4-day weekend. It was a great surprise to us, as well. Now, the next time I would like a foot of snow so that sledding, etc. is possible. :)

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  16. I have enjoyed our first bit of snow, but that wind was really cold. Glad it is going to warm back up. :)

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  17. I'm with you in the snow department. Odd warm temps followed sharply by plunging down in the 20's in with the conctant snow fall. Schools were not called off being this is small potatoes for our area. :) Watching the snow dance was beautiful. I LOVE it! Frog stayed home from school since I could not get out of the driveway while my older 2 whom ride the bus were whisked off while the winds howled and made a drifting mess in the dark. Nothing like the smell of the wood burning & baking in your Pj's {Frog & I lazed in them until well after lunch.lol}

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  18. Snow day! How I remember the sweetness of that announcement from the radio when my boys were young.

    You spent it very wisely. :)

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  19. I will help Jack cleaning up...

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  20. Just be sure to add hugs:) Looks cold brrrrr.

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  21. Sounds and looks like a day well spent.

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  22. I love snow days and I'm still hoping we get something here in Virginia!

    I hope you're enjoying your day!

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  23. That dusting is very pretty! I smiled though when I realized it meant the kids didn't have to go to school. I guess everything is relative. In my village, school is open EVERY school day, no matter how much snow. If the kids cannot get there, then they cannot get there. But the school is still open for business, although sometimes the "business" is all fun and games.

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  24. The School Teacher in me chuckled at your story about the Snow Day and school being cancelled .

    Kids don't generally realize this, but WE love snow days more than THEY do!
    Hard to believe...but it's true!

    I've been school kid, and I've been a teacher.
    And I can PROMISE you that we get more excited about it than the kids do. It is a HIGHLY celebrated, cherished, relished, and coveted experience to wake up and find that you do not have to go to school...especially for teachers.


    Oh We ACT as if we are all bothered by the inconvenience of snow days. And it's true that we HATE having to attend Inclement Weather Make Up Days.

    But here's a little tidbit for ya...mark your calendar for when the snow days happened. Then watch your kids teachers for the next 9 months.

    lololol. BINGO!

    I have been in the profession for a long time, and we call this phenomenon "Snow Day Babies".

    Every time we have ever have snow days, there will be at least one teacher in the school who has a baby (or who has a wife who gives birth) 40 weeks later. lol

    This is why I was chuckling when I read your post.

    Let me know if there are any Snow Day Babies when your kids start school next fall lol.

    In Him,
    Grace

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  25. and speaking from experience the teachers love it too... :)

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  26. Snow days are slow days around here too... we're expecting our first snow of the season tonight here in the Seattle area. I love your shot of your Kitchen Aid...Why don't you come enter it in my 'Weekly Top Shot' meme? We're on Week #13 and I'd love to see you share with me and my readers! Here's this weeks' link: http://www.theviewfromrighthere.com/blog/?p=5870

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  27. I can remember those snow days... always nice!

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  28. I used to love the snow days with the kids! - Where did you get that fantastic holder for your foil and paper in your kitchen, how handy?! xo

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  29. Sherri - That holder came from a very old store that we renovated on our historic town square. Likely it held either butcher paper and/or gift wrap at one time.

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  30. Lovely looking dust with tasty cinnamon rolls and no school.

    Doesn't get any better than that. :)

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  31. Now back home we'd say "THAT ain't snow !" It used to take 15-20" of the stuff before they'd cancel school, although nowadays 6" seems to be enough - I guess we're all getting soft.

    But it looks like you made the most of the opportunity. Did the chiclets have fun in the kitchen too ?

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  32. Lovely photo's on your blog. Thank you for sharing!

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  33. Yesterday adn Thursday were the most amazing days for me as of late. On Thursday, I had the day off so husband worked in the living room and I read by the window while watching the snow. It was glorious - and we had the fire going the whole time! And yesterday it was a repeat except I never changed out of my pj's! Hope you're having a lovely weekend!

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  34. Ahh -- snow days -- remember them well when my children were in school. Kids and teachers need those unexpected breaks -- barbara

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  35. Oooooooooooooh it looks all so gorgeous and frosty and cosy and lovely.
    33 degrees celcius here today...a bit of frosty cosiness might be nice!

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  36. Sounds like a perfect kind of day, love these photos, you've captured it's mood wonderfully.

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  37. Like your paper towel holder, if I see right....it's from an old grocery store. ?? When I was a young girl we had a grocery just down the road and they would have the best cheese. Cut it and tear off some butcher paper and wrap it and tie it with string...Those were the days!! :-)

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