1.25.2016

snow days





































we had a little teaser snow day midweek last week.  teeny tiny snowmen, a little bit of snow play and cookie baking with neighbors.  it was over and gone pretty quickly.  and then thursday night it began to snow and it continued until late saturday morning.  snowfall amounts varied widely throughout our area (Mt. Mitchell got an incredible 66 inches!), but here at our place the total seemed to be about 8 or 9 inches.  friday was pancakes and then snow tubing down our street followed by hunkering down by the fire and listening to Vampire Weekend and making and eating chili.  there have been many, many cups of hot tea, lots of reading and art, and we've kept the fire burning, day and night, for several days.  on saturday we took a walk (or ride, as was the case for her) into town with some of our very favorite people.  it was such fun passing someone on skis on the main road and enjoying the hush of a snow-laden world. there was hot cocoa and impromptu sledding and general shenanigans with friends.  we made a snowman and a snow fort.  I wish I'd gotten photos of our sledding round in the driveway at our friends' house, but I was busy being a human barrier to keep the kids (and grown ups) from sledding into the road, so...... you know.... priorities.  


happy snow days!






wink emoti

20 comments:

  1. 66"! Amazing! We also had about 8", though everyone around us says we got 12". Maybe 4" of ours blew away in those high winds! We've did much of the same thing as you. Fun and exhausting. Here's our snow days: https://mygrandmotherslegacy.wordpress.com/2016/01/25/our-life-in-snow/

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    1. isn't it crazy about Mt. Mitchell?! wow!

      I kept thinking we got more, too- seemed like 6-8" friday and another 2-3" overnight... but when I stuck a ruler in it was a clear 8". but yes- it WAS windy!

      off to peek at your snow days :) and oh- what's your favorite Jane Austen? and did you like The Forgotten Seamstress?

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    2. Seeing this now! I love Pride and Prejudice, but also like Mansfield Park and Northanger Abby (which is lighter and hilarious, in my opinion). I also love Emma. And, I just realized my daughters are the two main heroines in Sense and Sensibility (personality-wise), so I need to go read that one again! I did love The Forgotten Seamstress. It was a great, fun read - two interconnected stories, WWI period and present, strong women characters.

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    1. I am not. I do not have a smart phone (still rocking my 5 or 6 years old LG Cosmos! almost activated a motorola G earlier this year but sent it back.....) and am under the impression that I sorta need one in order for an Instagram account to really make sense.

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    2. Indeed. You do. It is a blessing and a curse. I love it and feel so involved in others' lives now with it. My mother in law follows my account online with just her desktop so she likes that and has no desire to post, but in order to post the smartphone is key. It is completely addictive and my husband is always giving me the side-eye, but brings me so much happy to connect with people who are like ME. :)

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    3. Instagram was one of the things I was looking forward to with the new phone, for sure. But then our wireless wasn't quite working out with the service (we were going to give Republic Wireless a try) and so we sent the phones back. Mike has had an iphone for years and I can definitely see how it is a mixed bag. I don't want to get to a point where I am allowing myself to be really tethered to and dependent upon some little device, but at the same time I like to think I'd have some self control and I know I'd like the additional connections that it would make possible.

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    4. I have so SO often wished you were in Instagram! And I absolutely believe self discipline with smartphones is possible, although it's a proc as for sure. Although then, somewhat selfishly, I'm glad you don't have one, as I sometimes wonder if your thoughtful, slow images and wordavstevpoasoble in part because you're not able to capture the bite sized moments (in words and photos) in the way that Instagram allows/enables - and does that somehow, in the commitments and demands of parenting, somehow end up having to be enough? Is it why I neglect my blog? Just a bunch of rambly thoughts :)

      I love the tiny snowman on the table. And in fact this whole post makes me feel all wintry-happy, which is not always easy.

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    5. Whoa! Please forgive all the smartphone typos.

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    6. I feel flattered to know that you've wished I was on Instagram ;) I think I'd have a lot of fun with it, but I bet you're right- it'd likely cut way back on my writing here, and I'm not sure that's what I want right now.

      what typos? totally know what you mean by wordavstevpoasable. ;)

      so glad to contribute even just a bit to your feeling of wintry-happy!

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  3. So much wonderful snow! And I imagine there is still a lot of it too!

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    1. oh yes it is still around! the roads are mostly clearing out, and it is steadily melting, and the snow fort collapsed a bunch today, but the yard is still under a blanket of it :)

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  4. Wow, impressive amount of snow and lots of fun made. Sledding on the drive sounds like great fun. I am liking the sound of hot tea...

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    1. oh yes- tea, tea, tea!
      we never made it to the bigger hills in town that everyone goes to for sledding.... I was just so into being right at home (or a friend's home) so that we could easily slip inside and out as desired ;)

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  5. so happy that you got snow!!! She looks like she had the best time ever :)

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    1. oh she LOVES it! though I admit it was pretty much me doing the snow fort ;)

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  6. oh fun!! it's been awhile since we have had a snow day. last year was the first year that we lived here that it didn't even snow once. i hope we get at least one day this year! loved seeing your shenanigans :)

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    1. I hope you get some snow too, Jenny!

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  7. oh my gosh, what a pretty little town you live in - and it looks even more dreamy in all that snow. i hope you guys are enjoying it and staying warm. beautiful photos.

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    1. it is a cute town generally, yes- but the snow makes it seem magical (as it does to most things!). it is all but melted away now and it looks like we are heading into an unseasonably warm week. thank you!

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