Quietly pirouetting in on silvery-toed slippers of snow,
And we, we were children once again.
–Bill Morgan, Jr.
Life At Its Best
Last night we had our first real snowfall. Snow has come down a few times, but nothing that required shoveling or that stuck around for very long. So, the Little Bugs and I dragged our shovels outside to clear the walks and driveway. We face north and the driveway becomes on huge ice slick if the snow isn't shoveled right away. So we were on it.
LadyBug loves snow. Like a lot. As soon as I said we were going out to shovel after breakfast, she was on the hunt for her snow things. She was ready and waiting for the rest of us to get our gear on and go out. When we got outside, she shoveled with gusto until she couldn't stand it any more and then she just had to play in the snow. She plopped down half on the sidewalk still and made a snow angel. The look of simple felicity on her face melted my heart.
When the world is cold and white, the best thing to do is make a snowman. The snow that came down this time was really good packing snow—the best I've seen in a few years. LadyBug made this snowman mostly by herself. I did some of the heavy lifting, and Grasshopper helped out too, but she rolled most of him by herself.
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Jilly Bean's Book Club
My cute sister, Jill, is hosting a book club of sorts. This first book she's doing is Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire. I'm trying to figure out how to fit in a little reading time, because I think it will be really fun. Click on over and check it out.
A Week of Giveaways
January 9th is my 2-year blog anniversary. And January 12th is my birthday. So I am hosting a week of giveaways because I can't think of a better way to celebrate! I'll announce a new giveaway each day, beginning on Monday and running through Friday. I have lots of fun things planned, so I hope you'll join me!
I've Been Pinned
OK. I admit it. I've never been to Pinterest before this week. And still, I've only barely dipped my toe in. I'm trying to keep my curiosity at bay because I know that I will get sucked in and spend hours and hours pinning cool stuff. This week I noticed that I had quite a few hits from Pinterest. I clicked on the link and found myself on a page with a collection of my stuff on Pinterest! I'm not sure how it got there, but I'm kind of excited that people like my stuff. The cool thing is that I'm not just getting pinned, I'm getting re-pinned. Wow! If this is my 15 minutes of fame, I'll take it.