Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Thankful For The First Snow!
Snow Topped Bench near our backyard fire pit
Can you spot the bird feeder?
A pumpkin with a snow hat - out by the highway
Snow covered pumpkins and mum carcasses (the goats ate them!)
The View from Indoors
As I said in my previous post, I am thankful for snow! The first snowfall is always a gift. Just so clean, fresh and welcome.
I am also thankful that I cleaned up the yard on Sunday & Monday... I put away the hoses and other 'stuff' such as our soccer field boundary markers (buckets, garden tools). I am missing a pair of little boy sneakers, though. I found them soaking wet from Saturday's rainy day (first question, why were they outside boyless and not on Jake's feet? Always a mystery), I had them turned upside down to drain, not far from the house and out of the snow's path. I suspect a young dog -as in Lefty, snagged them and has them stashed in his cozy doggy straw house. I'll have to wait for the snow to melt to find them!
The kids went to school in their snow pants and snow boots (along with the rest of their clothes!). No doubt recesses will be an adventure...
I also made cookies yesterday for my little family (chocolate, raisin & oatmeal). I can tell I am getting into my winter nesting zone! I loved it when my kids got off the bus, came in and were so excited to see the first batch of cookies cooling! I am thankful that they always say 'mommies cookies are the best!' with big happy faces. Such a great feeling... We all slept good last night with a hearty dinner that Dick made (hamhocks & beans) topped off with cookies.
Well, off to town to shop for the Thanksgiving feasts! Yep. Feasts. Thursday is with friends, and Friday is a special little supper I am working on for us. I'm going to whip up some special dishes that we normally don't eat with our friends... some surprises for my family... Dick loves Brussel sprouts, so something for him; the kids love mac & cheese, so something for them... I'm going to call it a 'thankful for favorite dishes' dinner...
fa la la la la!