and I for one couldn't be happier.
I remember back in Idaho I used to get so frustrated when it rained endlessly for days, but nothing like moving to a state where rain is a luxury. You quickly learn to welcome it :)
Come on in out of the cold, it's a bit chilly outside and cloudy and drizzly....but I have some Hazelnut Coffee hot and ready for you.
I don't have a set post this morning, it's pretty much just a catch up and update on what is going on here in our home.....you know I don't do in depth, serious posts anyway so it's not like you're missing out on much, right???
As you can see from the above picture, that is the view from my backyard, the cloudy and dark sky surrounded by green, yes I said GREEN trees. That's the thing about living in this state, I don't see many bare trees, not like it used to be before.
This is more like the view we would be enjoying right now, the bare trees, the grey skies and the snow coming down. Do you think I'm a wussy because I am about to tell you that every time I see a photo from Idaho I get a lump in my throat and want to curl into a ball and cry like a baby??? No, not a wuss, just pathetic??? Yeah I figured as much, I mean really....you would think by now I would be over it LOL
Anyway, one thing about the darker days is that we get to light the candles and leave the Christmas tree light on all day, with my Christmas Village glowing in the background. It also means that the kids don't go outside to play so they need to find things to amuse themselves with.
Nicholas is easily pleased, just hand him some homemade bubble soap and a little wand and this kiddo will entertain himself for hours on end, sitting on the living room rug happily blowing his bubbles.
I love the last photo, he was so excited that he had caught the christmas tree in his bubble :)
Jasmine is finally starting to love books, not just any books though, they have to be Junie B. Jones, she even requested them for Christmas. Now you know how hard it's been for us to get her into reading, it's not that she can't read or doesn't know how to, she just found it boring.
So we're thrilled that she's finally into reading, it's such a joy to know that your kids love books as much as you do.
Moving on though, I've already done all my laundry and now it's waiting to be folded and put away.....which is exactly the part I HATE the most. UGH, why why can't the clothes just walk to the bedrooms and pack themselves neatly in the dressers? It's not too much to ask is it?
I also updated my Reading Blog complete with a new template and all, I need to stay on top of it and now that I have the Windows Live Writer it's so much easier to get on the computer and type up the posts as I go. I've even started my next book post, just have to edit as I go and then hit publish when I'm ready. Saves a lot of time I tell you!
And if you're looking for another yummy recipe, go check out my Food Blog, I just added the Oohh Aahh Sandwich as my kids call it.
It's almost noon so I need to head out and get Nic's lunch ready, some chicken noodle soup and fresh veggies.
I leave you all with a look at my day!
Putting away laundry
Working on Jasmine's Rag Doll
Borrowed Hearts - 1pm on Lifetime (A wealthy bachelor (Eric McCormack) hires a single mom (Roma Downey) and her daughter to pose as his kin to impress a business associate (Hector Elizondo) who's big on family values.)
Home for the Holidays - 3pm on Lifetime (A warmhearted woman (Sean Young) tries to adopt her recently orphaned niece and nephews at Christmastime, but a Scrooge-like banker stands in her way.)
Frosty the Snowman - 7pm on CBS
Frosty Returns - 7:30pm on CBS
Most Haunted Spitbank Fort - 10pm on Travel Channel (Investigating Spitbank Fort, a man-made island purportedly haunted by one lost soul.)
For dinner tonight I'm fixing Beef Stew, just a simple recipe that I remember from my childhood, I'll have it up on the food blog tomorrow!