Winter storm for the win! I am so excited for snow although not quite so excited that it is going to be like -20 for the next two days, but what are you gonna do? I know what I am gonna do, once it is not so cold, I am going go play outside! Until then, I am pretty ok with hunkering down and reading for a day or two. And I can still go for walks and stuff. It’s not THAT cold (well though it kind of is).
We had a pretty full week. We did the drive down to Rhode Island. Spent some time with dear Pamela and David. When we got there,Pam made made us lentil soup (itt was fantastic.) and we got to work going through piles and piles of fishing stuff. By the end we had a car packed to the brim of a million flys and poles and all sorts of stuff that I have no clue about. The mr was in heaven and then I was forced to watch football. Haha, I know right. It was an experience for sure, one that I will probably never have again (if I can help it.)) And before we left we set some art on fire (it needed to be done) said our goodbyes then drove on back. A sore body, cramped neck, and fishing poles catching in my hair…. It wasn't;t the coziest of drive.
And then the rest of the week happened. Qui and Adrianna came for dinner and cookies, the mr and I visited Barb in her dorm and brought her cookies, the littles were over for a few nights and they ate the rest of the cookies. It was a cookie kind of week. We also did some work, the mr mudded and painted the basement stairwell, I reorganized the closets, nothing major, nothing magical. Then little Coco got sick again and is in the hospital so we had the older littles for a few days which is always a good time. We studied science things with Miley before her test, played lots of games of checkers with Judah, and did a lot of drawing as usually. And they didn’t give me shit when I woke them up at 6:30 to get ready for school. That was a great big win. Then Friday night So came over too and all of use went to the hill for some crazy sledding. Whoa, I haven’t been sledding in a while and it was intense. The hill was prime and ready and the kids were flying down. Fearless littles they are. Me, I was scared as shit. The mr, well he was cruisin down with the kids just the same. It was awesome. Then we all went home and tossed all of our wet things all over the house. I made them hot chocolate and popcorn and let them watch movies for the rest of the night. I read and went to bed.
Yesterday we all woke up for pancakes and hupala, a bit of this, a bit of that. Dropped the littles off at their friends house for the day, and I came home, passed out for 10 minutes and then cleaned. And that was that.
So it is really really cold out. We were suppose to go cross country skiing today but that’s not gonna happen so we will probably just go visit Coco, bring Barb her new coffee maker, and maybe hang out at the library for a few hours. If the weather clears out tonight, I am going go to bed a little early (like 7:30) so I can wake up at 11 to see some of the lunar eclipse! And if the weather doesn’t clear out for that, well early bed still sounds like a plan to me.
Internet I found of interest.
-This is happening tonight! Set your alarm clock (if you know you cannot stay awake that long. I will for sure be in bed already) Heads-Up For Sunday, A Super 'Blood Moon' Is On The Way
-t has been pretty freaking cold out these past fe day. So Do wild animals hate being cold in winter? And the dog boots are not just for fashionable reasons.
-CBD is everywhere. The super-popular cannabis compound, explained.
-Have you heard of The Planetary Health Diet? It involves eating a lot less meat. Better for you and better for the planet.
-I saw this girl doing her routine on the news. Holy Shit. AMAZING! The UCLA Gymnast Whose Floor Routine Went Viral Was Once Shamed For Her Curves
-How to thicken soups, stews, and sauces for stick-to-your-ribs purposes because this is the season we are in.
-Raisins, natures candy although it maybe seem that no one is eating them anymore.. Big Raisin is not going to let millennials kill it off without a fight
-9 Things You’re Probably Not Doing When You Clean (but Should Be), According to a Professional Housecleaner. This list is good but I would add a few more. Wipe the walls and the baseboard, clean under the fridge and stove, cleaning inside the stove, and clean and make metal not of what is is food cupboard and pantry.
-Is The Power Of The Flour Really The Secret To Baking The Perfect Biscuit? Ingredients matter for sure, but sometimes we have preconceived notions about wheat is the best. That is why you should just test it yourself.
-We ARE going to going to get a wood stove in time for next winter and are trying to do it as green as possible. This is all good stuff to know. What Are The Pros And Cons Of Heating With Wood?
And now for some pictures from the week.