Did you get a good dumping of snow this week? Sunday was awesome. A good foot and a half and it came down fast. Enough where everyone was pretty much snowed in for a least part of the day. Too bad it was mother freaking cold out so being outside for too long was very uncomfortable, but still. Any snow is good snow to me!
Monday was still crazy with the snow and all the roads so things were not much different then Sunday. We managed to make it up to the hospital for a visit with Coco, and the mr did work some and had to go into town to shavel more, but other then that, we pretty much just hung around the house. I really wanted to go cross country sking or snow shoeing but it was still like -20 out so being outside for more then a half hour wasn’t the smartest. My body couldn’t handle it, but man, after a few walks in that cold, my nose and eyeballs felt like they were going to shatter. Oh and it was my birthday so there was that.
After a semi quiet Monday, it was back to it. Coco was in the hospital up until Friday so we had the older littles all week. So we would work and do our thing during the day but then meet them at home after school, do the homework, eat the snacks, make the dinners, fight about computer time and showers. Just the every day type of stuff. Then we would get them ready for bed, do balloon yoga, look up real estate listing for houses with a private bathroom for everyone that was within their school district (found and it was a million dollars) and then get their butts to bed. Part time parents we are. Good thing we like those littles.
Friday when Coco was finally released from the hospital prison, he and the other two came over for dinner, abc puzzles, and a sled walk. After that Coco went home while the two others slept over. Slightly burnt popcorn while they watched Bio dome and who the heck knows what else they did.. I was so exhausted I passed the F out.
Saturday was pancakes with the normal hoopla and then the littles went home. After that the mr and I did a few things, he worked, I cleaned. Right back to the grind.
I am hoping today will be a good day. We might get a little fresh snow and it’s suppose to be hella warm out (mid 20’s to 30 degrees!) and the roads are not treacherous so that means we can grab our snow shoes and head out into the woods. I need, like really really need some nature action. I didn’t get enough last week. After that, well, I don’t know. Maybe I will just build a snow fort in the woods and hide out for the rest of the week. So if you really need me, you might want to check the trees.
Interent to check out while I am away in my Snow Castle of Solitude (thats what I will name it)
-Sorry, SweetHearts Candy Hearts Won’t Be Sold This Valentine’s Day. Are you going to miss them?
-People are already complaining… It’s way to early for that. Wait until mid March, that’s when the fever really sets in. Yes, cabin fever is real—here's how to prevent it
-What's Healthy At The Grocery Store? Shoppers Are Often Confused, Survey Finds. Ill tell you whats healthy, the stuff that is not in a box or can or has 1-2 ingredients like a bag or dried beans or whole wheat flour.
-Wool is an amazing fiber. 10 Things Nobody Tells You About the Benefits of Wool.
-Fresh spices are always the best but sometimes you find a little baggy stuck in the way way back of the spice drawer sooooo.. How Long Do Spices Actually Last? We Asked an Expert.
-New 'tent' makes it possible to camp underwater. Always up for a new camping experience!
-Pack your bags for crazy town! 7 Things to Know Before Checking Into ‘Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club’
-The mr and I are back on finding a van or something to run away in. NOT YOUR AVERAGE AIRSTREAM. Any one of these will do.
-Can Americans learn to love ugly fruits and vegetables? I sure hope so. I never understood how people can think of produce as “ugly”. The more fun the shape, the better. And a few dings and bruises in the food never hurt anybody.
-Can We Stop Calling Cake "Bread" & Bread "Cake"? It’s something about baking anything in a loaf pan. I call banana bread baked in a circular cake pan banana cake. It is what it is.
Pictures from the week. o