And it's still snowing. Here's proof:
Two feet! and about another 6" today. Needless to say, the kids are home from school again. While snow like this is common place in the mountains of Colorado, it does tend to slow us down a bit here in the Denver area.
It's been nice being stuck at home and downshifting to slow gear for a couple days. Lest you think I've had so much time on my hands of late (judging pumpkin contests), it's been crazy busy. The past two weekends, while Dan has been building a new cover to go over a new deck, I've been painting. It's a sickness really. I can't leave well enough alone. And since moving to this house 14 months ago, it has been my mission to repaint the entire place. It was mostly white (some of it still, I haven't got there yet), and the kitchen/family room was a sage-y green. Now, the common areas of both rooms are Behr's Raffia Cream, the kitchen is accented in blue (Behr's Waterscape), and the fireplace wall in the family room is Gobi Dessert, with the nooks a deep Belgian Sweet chocolate. I will post pictures, promise.
In between painting, I spent last week with my nephew, Tommy, which I posted about here. The week went so fast and I miss him already! I also finished up an online writing course and am continuing with a weekly study on the Book of Matthew at our church.
All to say, I welcome a snow day or two, as it has given me some time to catch up with my work-from-home-job (oh, yeah, that!) and laundry (oh.yeah.that).
Have I mentioned how much I love my UPS man? Yesterday evening, as we were sitting down to a supper of vegetable beef soup and French bread, the doorbell rang and there, in the raging snow, was the UPS man. With a package. For me. From Amazon! I immediately knew what it was and had my son bring the box to the table, where I tore it open and squealed, "It's here!" This is what it was:
If you've been living under a rock in Blogland and don't know Ree Drummond at Confessions of a Pioneer Woman (or if you're not a blogger and just want to kill 19 hours reading a fantastic blog), check it out here! I am unabashedly one of her biggest fans, and I'm thrilled that this Monday, Ree is coming to the Tattered Cover Bookstore in Denver, and I get to meet her in person! I'm dragging Kathy along with me. I'll post pictures, promise.
But, for now, I have some reading to do. And new recipes to try. Be back later;)