Sunday, March 29, 2009

A Snow Day

I spent part of the day playing in the studio. It's so fun to be back in there after two months of not going upstairs. And it was a day for being indoors.

This was my front yard, all pristine, with no foot prints in it yet today.

I didn't go any further than a couple of steps onto the porch all day. I stuck the yardstick in the snow and I had 16 inches. They're reporting 18 in places in town. Anything over a foot is a whole bunch of snow. In fact, I think this may be the most snow I've seen as an adult - maybe more when I was a kid, but I don't recall.

Last night about 6:30 I checked and we had about 6 1/2 inches so it had snowed about an inch an hour up to that point. It snowed for about 24 hours pretty solid.

Of course, my neighbor Bob was out shoveling. I always tease him that he makes me look bad - his yard looks great in the summer and he always clears his drive and sidewalk in the winter. Even today. He said he was bored and wanted something to do. I think this explains why they call him part of the greatest generation. He's shoveling 16 inches of snow. I'm blogging about him shoveling 16 inches of snow. He and Ruth are such great neighbors. Greg always jokes that I hit the "neighbor lottery," which is true.

At one point we watched a snow plow go by on Severance. They were working on the roads all day and they got progressively better as the day went on. The trick is getting out of your driveway onto the streets.

The streets cleared off as the day progressed - except for the huge pile in the middle of the street. But I still can't get out of my driveway. Sharon and Greg worked on it this afternoon and cleared a good portion of it. I'm hoping the sun takes care of more of it tomorrow. It is spring after all.

Greg took this photo of my car earlier today. Oh, and that bush in the foreground would be my rose bush, that had delicate green leaves all over it. I think past tense is best in this case.

Today was supposed to be the Women's Show, but they moved it to tomorrow from 12-5. I took today as a snow day, and played - just inside the house. I messed around in the studio and, while I was in there, couldn't help but notice the wrapping paper I got for Christmas this year. With everything going on, I didn't get to wrap some presents to see what the paper will look like as soon as I got back from Kentucky like I usually do. So, today I did that.

I like it a lot, but I'm not sure what kind of ribbon to use on it yet. We'll see what I find that speaks to me. I'm thinking some cream on the solid gold, and two tone gold paper would look wonderful, but finding that could be a struggle. I'd love to have some deep, rich, brown for all of it but I haven't ever been able to find that. Maybe a deep burgundy or purple. Something will come along I'm sure.
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