Blogging is w.o.r.k.! That is just one of the many things I've learned while setting up this blog and tweaking it daily, writing posts, joining link parties and entering them on a "page"/tab so that I can return and enter them next week, typing out new blogs I discover on my blog roll so that I can check their new posts and not miss a thing, managing my pictures on a photo host, taking pictures of projects and/or crafts as I do them, etc.
Work I tell ya, it's work!
But I enjoy it. I enjoy reading other blogs, gaining inspiration like ca-ray-zee, seeing all the cool projects y'all have in the works and oh-em-gee at all the yummy recipes and photos of food. Yum!
So yesterday, I spent so much time doing some of the above that I didn't have time to do anything on my "to do and then blog about" list. Bummer.
So, since I need to share something I thought I'd share one of the most favorite photos of our house...because it's covered in blissful, wonderful, beautiful, Heavenly...SNOW.
Now it's NO secret to those who know me know that I adore snow. It could stay like this all winter long and I'd be happy. This was back in January of 2010 and we got just over a foot of snow. That was the winter we had three storms like this, one in December, one in January and one in February. I was in Heaven. Storms like this are rare in my neck of the woods.
Our little bench was hiding.
We had to park our cars at the end of our driveway because although we live "down" a hill on our street, our driveway climbs up towards our house, tricky. As soon as we heard snow was on it's way we drove our cars to the end of the driveway, and there they stayed.
Why? Because there was no way we could make it up the hill on the street, no one did, so the kids on our street made the best of it sliding down the hill on whatever they could find while we waited on the plows.
The plows didn't come...until the third day, one of the concessions of living out in the country I guess. Then the plow got stuck at the bottom of our street and couldn't get out so the county had to hire a grader to come clear the road.
I didn't even mind clearing the cars. The hubs was happy that I enjoyed the snow so much, he didn't have to clear off either car or the sidewalk and stairs. I was like a kid, "I'll do it, I'll do it!"
The poor deer were hungry, luckily back then we were still feeding them, I just poured the corn on top the snow and we had a steady stream of deer on and off all day long. I sure love them, they're a perk of living in the country, we laughingly call them our wild pets.
People think I'm crazy for my snow obsession. Forget the beach as a vacation, let's go snow skiing in the Rockies! I grew up snow deprived in in the hellish heat of Arlington, TX. When I moved to VA in 2000 it was a welcome climate change. There still isn't enough snow but it's an improvement!
Newsflash: the weatherman, God bless his soul, has informed us that we may get a few inches tomorrow night. I hope he's right and I hope and pray we get more than just a few inches, bring on a couple of feet!!!