Thursday, January 13, 2011

Snow Day!

Howdy, peeps!  As promised, I did absolutely nothing yesterday and it was everything I'd hoped it could be and more.  I sat on my butt while the boys watched a movie and a Nor'easter dumped a foot and a half of snow on us; I read If I Stay, the Young Adult book that Entertainment Weekly has been touting as the YA version of The Lovely Bones.  I liked it even though I wept like a baby throughout -- I seriously went through a half a box of tissues while reading it.  It was very simply told but very moving, and I zipped through the 230 pages in about three hours.

Technically it's still only a glass.
We did make it outside for a little "swim" through the snow, though my three-year-old was NOT a fan.  It's just no fun to frolic in the snow when it comes up to your chest, I guess!  The dog and the big kid and I had a good time, however, and I felt that I earned my big glass of vino afterward.

Yes, I know the pics are blue.  I brought my camera outside only to have it tell me that its battery was too exhausted to go on, which has been happening more and more.  I used my cell phone to take these shots and apparently if there is some sort of white balance feature on the cell camera I don't know where it is or how to use it.  Le sigh.  Definitely time for a new camera!

Danny decided to clean off Daddy's car.

We almost lost the puppy!
 
Snow angel

Yes, that's me... getting up was ridiculously hard.  Getting old sucks.

Ignore the fact that the snow around me looks like some sort of crater, please. Hope you all survived the storm (or the Wednesday, if you live somewhere warm)! I'm back at work today. Boo. Thank goodness tomorrow is already Friday.

*muah*

26 comments:

CaliforniaMG said...

That glass of wine looks about right, in my book. If I had a glass that could fit an entire bottle...

MJenks said...

I had a free day on Tuesday. It was so full of fun and win, why, I don't know if I could handle another load of laundry, more cleaning the house, or cooking my wife dinner. I might be funned out for a while.

*grumbles*

Mala said...

That glass of wine is awesome.

And yes you DO need a new camera! That POS has let you down for the last time!!!!

Elliott said...

I need snowpants. I spent my time in the snow yesterday just clearing it from the driveway. Oooh, gas-powered yard implements! That snowblower is some of the best money I ever spent on staying at home after the HD. Bonus, it was bought with the money I won playing poker, so no sacrifices to other budgetary needs had to be made.

(Best money I ever spent probably involved a lap dance, I'm almost certain.)

And my cell phone doesn't even have a camera.

I lived for snow that came up to my chest at that age. That was perfect fort-building snow. I'd still build a fort now, except the exertion might cause a massive heart attack, and nobody would find me until Spring.

Am I rambling? I don't mean to.

Okay, I mean to. It's one of those days.

Elliott said...

Now I'm really rambling. My wv was 'euseming', as in "you seeming to have fun in snow, yes?"

Man, I wish it was 5:00.

Bev said...

Maeghan, be careful what you wish for! I know where to find those....

Aw, Jenks! Can you come over? I need all of those things done. I did the dishes and straightened up my desk yesterday but didn't touch the laundry. I suck.

Mala, mark my words, I'll have a new camera before our trip. I just can't trust this thing not to miss an awesome celebrity sighting!

Elliott - picturing you frozen in a snowbank made me think of that scene in Jeremiah Johnson when he finds the dead hunter. "It's a good gun. Killed the bear that killed me."

And ramble on! I dig it.

Elliott said...

And I love me some Jeremiah Johnson.

Though when you mention that, all I can see is Jasper Beardley on the Simpsons, pulling all the ice cream from Apu's cooler to freeze himself.

I sense a quiz coming on. Frozen Things from film and television...

A New England Girl said...

I can't believe how much snow we all got! but! I do spot one of my favorite wines (Love, love, love Ravenswood), so it sounds like your snow day went okay. :)

Dave said...

I'm jealous, we're getting all the cold weather but none of the fun snow yet this year. Boooo! Looks and sounds like a lot of fun (except for the snow shoveling).
That sounds like an interesting quiz, I'd like to see if I'd know many answers...

middle child said...

Snow Angels! That is one of the appropriate uses of snow. Good job! Oh,..and I'm thinking blaze orange collar for the pup.

ISRAEL CARRASCO said...

In Cali, the mountains also had snow. Glad you are enjoying your down time.

Pearl said...

The pictures are perfect -- winters ARE blue!

Cheers from Minnesota!

Pearl

MtnMama said...

Love it! (and yeah, I saw the Ravenswood, and my mouth watered a bit...)
Our snow finally arrived - we got our second helping last weekend, and it's only now melting off the roads due to the subzero temps we've had to go with it, til now... but no stay home days for me... although, to be honest, after Winter Break, I'm kind of done with THAT for a while... unless I could finagle one just by myself! That would be nice. I might get so excited I'd make a snow angel...

Frank Irwin said...

Do people really need an escort to go and order a ham on rye?

Frank Irwin said...

You seem to be big in India, all of a sudden, Bev!

Kari said...

Holy hell, Bev. I know I haven't been around much lately but I can't believe I missed your transition into the escort business. You're such a forward thinking entrepreneur. I'm available if you are hiring in the southern states.

Frank Irwin said...

Kari, just which southern state are you in? ;-)

Bev said...

LMAO! Daaaaaaamn. Kari, it's just a little side business of mine. I'm going to have to slap Delhi, Mumbai et al around a bit -- they should know to be more discrete than to post all over my blog like this!

Oh, and call me! ;)

Frank, your comment had very informative subject matter. Thank you!

Elliott said...

They paid a visit my way, too, but you're obviously their favorite. (And why wouldn't you be?) Mmmm, brown sugar.

And Frank, I'm sure any mid-80's sub-compact works in the drive-thru lane. If you're partial to Ford, I'd recommend the Festiva over the Escort, though.

My WV is Tabna - the next Indian city to open a division of Bev's Escorts.

Kari said...

Frank, I'm in Georgia. Teeth are optional if you are into that sort of thing.

Bev, this type of posting should go on. Keep continue.

Elliott said...

I am definitely working 'hyperbolizing' and 'appreciable' into sentences today.

"Indian Hookers - improving the daily vocabulary of the western world."

Elliott said...

Just an afterthought (as I look at our fellow Indian visitors...)

If one is going to run a successful escort service, choosing a city with the word 'bang' in it certainly helps.

I think I need to work 'Bangalore' into today's discussions, too.

(I love how much more incoherent these seem when you've already removed the spam comments from the page. My comments are so much more appreciable.)

Bev said...

Haha, I marked all of the spam comments as spam and POOF - they're gone. Let's hope Blogger locks the doors on those a-holes now.

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