Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Winter is back, and wants us to know it. It is fifteen degrees out with a windchill of -2. Bring it on, but just don't make me stay outside very long. Putting gas in the car was an appropriate amount of time to spend enjoying the briskness of it all. The lake effect snow bands are putting on a true show of their randomness. Case in point: Yesterday I had about six inches of snow at my house, my friend four miles (northwest) away had eighteen inches, and my mother who is about six miles southwest of us had absolutely nothing. After I gave my mom the word, she headed over for some cross-country skiing...
Proof that I left my couch.
My back hurts from the shoveling I did yesterday, after the wheel fell off the snowblower...again! (If you don't know anything about our snowblower, and would like to, click here.)  Yet, I still loves me some winter weather! Crap, I think I have to shovel the sidewalk again...Where are my minions!? Eyes on the prize, eyes on the prize...HOT CHOCOLATE! Pffft, this was calling me in a much louder voice (as you can see), and I didn't even have to put on a coat to enjoy it!

 The husband just sent me this photo...
I know I am not the only one of us here who loves it! (Tina? You there?) I went off to search for who gets credit for such a cool pic and found this link to more awesomeness by Kristina Alexanderson.

I ordered this adorable water bottle for my son for Christmas...

Apparently my being a Lego fan prompted that company to think I would be a prime candidate for these Valentine items, as they sent me this card today...
I am going to leave the commenting to the fireman's wife on this one. Walshie?
Thank you for your kind words (that were not at all like cough drop pep talks) when I was feeling under the weather. I think there is a name for this residual haze that I have going on...what is it? Oh, that's right...LAZY! 

And thank you to Stacy for giving us a place to put our random every week!


  1. A water bottle inspired that mailer??? I was actually at our Fire Station today. Really wish I had seen this post before......Hahahahaha

  2. Contrary to what you may believe, I do not miss lake effect snow.

  3. I was just followed the link and those pictures are adorable. It's so cold over here, that I practically had icicles hanging from my nose hair...well I think they were icicles... :)

  4. I'm hoping against hope that we get some snow like we're being promised at the end of this week. We've been sorely lacking in the 'good' snow department. And hopefully the wheel won't fall off the snow blower. ;) LOVE the pic of you and your mom! :)

    I also love that Star Wars pic! Genius!

    The water bottle is to die for - the subsequent mailer not so much. ;)

    I'm so glad you're feeling better!!

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  5. I, too, am already tired of the merciless winter chill! Make it stop!
    Glad you are better!! xo

  6. I never realized that Legos were considered kinky. Who knew.

    Hot chocolate is the only consolation to cold wintery weather. Usually, I stay indoors while the kids play in the snow, only going out long enough to take pictures of snowmen, and prepare hot chocolate for their frozen noses. I'm the mom. That's my job. I'm really good at it, too.

    Enough with this cold, though. I'm ready for one of those unseasonably warm January days. Remember those? Where it inexplicably hits 70 one day? Yeah, bring that on please!

  7. At least you're enjoying the snow :D Now you have me craving hot chocolate. Cute Stormtrooper and Stormtrooper Mini.


  8. We actually have that Lego minifigure!! I will have to show Zane that picture--he will love it. And that water bottle looks so cool--does your son love it?

    As for those 'extras'...whoa!

  9. Are those whoopie pies? YUM! I make those once a year for my daughter's Gotcha day. :D I think you deserved them after braving that cold. UGH! I don't leave the house these days unless I have to.

    And my son is a lego fanatic. I should get him one of those water bottles, but I'll skip the valentine's day ad. Ewwww... Those plates will give me nightmares!

  10. Sucks to be sick, even more so in January & February when all hope is lost.

    But that storm trooper picture is pretty cute.

    Hang in there. If you jump, I jump.