Thursday, January 27, 2011

Snow Day!!

Yesterday we had our first decent sized snow and I didn't go into work, Ryan hasn't been working much at all because of the cold and bad weather.  I've been bugging Ryan about checking the pond to see if it had been frozen enough to skate on. Yesterday we finally went down to check it out and it was perfect.

I was in the process of writing this post, complaing about NOT having a friggin computer any where in my reach that has a working camera card slot when it dawned on me I DO have the cord for my camera.  YAY!!  There is absolutely NO way I am sending this netbook back for anymore repairs especially nothing as unimportant as the card reader. 

So I do have some pictures of our day together.  We spent a long while down on the ice, the boys didn't even want to go sledding, they were having enough fun just running and sliding around, throwing snowballs and building forts on the ice.  I must say there is something fun about standing on the pond.  I honestly can say I take the pond for granted, we really don't spend much time down there and we should.  Its just so nice down there, I always forget about it.  Anyway, onto the pictures!!!

I love this picture of Cole.  He just went to the edge of the pond, sat on a log and just looked into the woods. He sat like that for probably a good 5-10 minutes.  All by himself, contemplating life I guess. 

I was going to add a picture of me skating but I changed my mind.  So instead you can have a shot of my fancy new skates.  Ryan bought these for me about 4 years ago and this was the first time I got to use them. We had been out sledding and skating that year, it was this perfect ice coated snow.  Great for runner sleds.  Ryan decided to try some crazy move, I was telling him to knock it off before he broke his leg.  Guess who was the one who got hurt?  Yeah, me.  So he felt bad because I had been having a hard time with my old skates that day and he went out and got them for me.

This was just cute. Ryan eventually went and looked through his moms stash of skates and brought some up that were close in size for the boys.  This is Cole getting ready to try out his double runner skates.  The boys did pretty well though they would have done better if the skates fit.  I'd like to look into finding more but its not worth it since the pond doesn't always freeze enough to skate on. 

I really like snow days.  We had a lot of fun yesterday.  After skating we came up and had hot cocoa and I started dinner.  The boys played video games/watched movies and I sat back read on my Kindle and worked on my current knitting project.   That being said, I am so ready for Spring.  I'm tired of the cold. I'm ready for longer days, playing out in the sunshine and cooking on the grill.  Its funny, when I was younger I much prefered winter to summer.   I hated summer.  Now I much more prefer summer to winter. 

As for knitting I wish I could share my current project with you but I can't.  Its a gift for a friend that I've been slacking on.  I'm very close to being finished and it should be on its way soon, very soon.  :)  I have gotten my knitting mojo back I believe.  I'm going to work on some major organizing/destashing of my yarn.  I just have so much I will never use.  Plus I have some that I bought 4 or 5 years ago when I went to Maryland Sheep & Wool for the first time.  I've really got to dig that out and come up with projects for it.  Plus I've got to come up with some kind of better storage situation for it. 

As you can see I've put the button on my blog for Todays Mama, the other blog I have started writing for.  For some reason I can't get the button to lead to me where it SHOULD but the above link should take you to my current post.  Its going ok.  I'm feeling better about it, sort of stressed about what I should write about but lately things have been coming to me.  I just hope its good enough and people start reading it. 


  1. you're so lucky to have a little pond to skate on! love the pic of the boys sitting down with their skates. :)

  2. I went to the Today's Mama link, that's quite neat! Do you just post on your blog and it shows up there?

    Your snow day looks like it was a lot of fun!