Thursday, October 29, 2009

36 hours

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;)

15 comments:

Robin said...

Oh you are so lucky!!! My cookbook is in the mail and I am waiting very impatiently for it. But you get to meet her??? You lucky, lucky duck!
Be SURE and post pictures!

RIZZI said...

HI KAREN, WELL OUR WEATHER IS STILL GLOOMY RAIN, YOU WILL THINK I'M CRAZY, BUT IT WOULD BE GREAT TO GET SOME SNOW HERE IN NJ. WE DON'T GET SNOW THAT MUCH ANYMORE. ALL YOUR COLORS IN YOUR HOME SOUNDS REALLY NICE. ENJOY YOUR VISIT AT THE TATTERED COVER BOOK STORE. I ALSO LOVE THE STOCKING CRAFT FOR THE UTENSILS, IT WAS ADORABLE. TAKE CARE.
LOVE, AUNT RIZ

Joanne said...

I suspect you'll be judging snowman contests soon if that snow keeps up!

the Provident Woman said...

Wow! That's a lot of snow!!!

Wanted to let you know that I have a giveaway on my blog. Just click on the giveaway picture on one of the right sidebars.
theprovidentwoman.com

Sarah said...

Okay, seriously???? You get to meet her????? You got her cookbook, too????? I'm SOOO jealous. (Can you tell by the punctuation?) What are the chances she's going to come to SD? Huh? Slim to none? Just none, no slim. Seriously, I want details on how it goes. How cool! I am asking for the cookbook for Christmas or my birthday, something!
Enjoy and tell me ALL about it!

Linda said...

That is one big snow day you're having! Enjoy it!

Country Dreaming said...

Happy Snoween. Ha! Ha!

Enjoy!

Melinda

Paula said...

Karen, thank you for the comments on my post about our Gray Lady at the Little Young House. We do have one photograph (it's really a copy of a photograph) that we believe is Agnes, taken in the late 1890s. I'll have to try to scan it and post it. You're right...everyone says they see The Gray Lady in the upstairs window on the left of the "bay." I wish I knew how to post photos that you could enlarge with a click. It's really quite clear, although I explain it to be a reflection from the trees across the road. I feel better that way. ;-)

Thanks for your visit! And thank you so much for your kind comments about our old house. We do love her!

Bee Jay said...

Oh Karen - that snow photo looks so beautiful. Makes me wish we had that kind of weather here - but then again, maybe our winters are cold enough without the inconvenience - but it is so pretty!
Blessings!

mizsuzee said...

Howdy Karen,
I'm Susan from the "round robin" - up in WA state. Anyway, we were shocked to see all the snow you guys have received lately! Your photos look like weather we had last December!
I just LOVE The Pioneerwoman, and am so jealous that you have already received her brand new cookbook! I put it on my "wishlist" at Amazon.com. Maybe Santa will bring it for Christmas? :) All the best to you!

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Love the snow pictures :) I can't believe you are painting that much. I do NOT enjoy painting, so I don't do any. I've lived in the same house for over 16 years and have only painted two rooms, out of necessity more than anything. The rest of the house needs it, badly, don't get me wrong, but neither one of us enjoys painting in the least. Can't wait to see the pictures of yours though, I'll live vicariously through you :)

Hope you have a great weekend and Halloween!

Joanna Jenkins said...

After seeing that snow in October I now remember why I live in California-- and I'll stop complaining about it.

Stay warm.
xo

Marie said...

Love the snow, it's so beautiful. I didn't know she had a cookbook out. I am off to Amazon to check it out now! I love her blog!!

Matty said...

My sister-in-law and her family are snowed in right now in Telluride. God bless you. I hate the cold weather.

Jen said...

have i been away this long from our page? i love our ups man too..it is my dear friends husband actually. i make pb balls at christmas..he loves them.