In Which There Is Snow & Curling

A fluffy 8 inches of snow is gracing every surface in my version of a winter wonderland this morning.  Which means a well deserved day off for the hubs & I to lay around and act like kids.  Hey - this opportunity may never happen again with the coming arrival of our little fig, so I'm embracing my inner child.

I trekked out in PJs to measure first thing.  In potentially the worst matching outfit my street has ever seen.  Funny how not a soul is stirring until I come out, then suddenly everyone walks out to start shoveling.  The pitiful sight of me must have just drawn them out.  Bless all our hearts.

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Can I just ask who really owns a yardstick anymore?  Teachers aside, what purpose would this have in a household anymore.  Maybe I'm missing something obvious.  If so - help rescue my poor home from it's missing yardstick.  Which brings me to my favorite tool for snow measuring…….my quilting square of course.

Snow measuring
Snow measuring

This day just got better from there.  We ate pecan rolls. We shoveled sidewalks.  Made big kid snow angels.  And of course took our best stab at making Olaf from Frozen.  We are so not snow-sculptors.  But we did see blue snow, like on all my favorite Alaska-based TV shows.

Blue Snow
Blue Snow

I was so cold by this point that I could hardly move.  So he's a miniature snowman compared to the amount of snow we had to work with.  And we had no rocks for his eyes or buttons.  And no idea how to make his teeth.  But I did have a carrot, which is a miracle in itself.  So there he is -in all his lack of glory.  But he makes me happy - especially his little head hairs.

Olaf
Olaf

And then……we watched curling.  Oh yes.  It is impossible for me to get enough.  Even though our poor American team just can't seem to get on a roll (the men or women).  Bless their hearts they are trying.  And I just can't stop watching.  Part of me wishes we had started out with a nice layer of ice.  There would have been a makeshift tournament happening on my driveway if so.  That would surely put all snowman building to shame.  Alas, I guess I'll have to settle with the traditional snow day activities.

I discovered an app today called Waterlogue which turns your photos into watercolor prints.  What better way to test it out than with a picture of the house covered in all this white stuff?

Waterlogue House
Waterlogue House

Stay safe & warm if you are covered in snow.  And don't forget your snow cream for a bedtime snack tonight!  Happy Valentine's Day!