January 20, 2009
First Snow and a Paper Chain
Although the temps here have been frigid lately we have had no real snow to speak of the entire season. That is until today. So we spent a good part of the day outdoors shoveling and making a snowman. Big Girl did the decorating completely by herself (and yes those are grapes for the eyes). We found that the gentle slope outside in our front yard makes for a pretty slow sledding hill. Too bad, it seems so steep when mowing it in the summer. Still we decided to go down several times and acted like it was the most awesome ride in town. "That was totally WICKED!' we'd yell just like that kid on the trike in the Incredible's movie.
For FHE we decided to make a paper chain representing the days we have left until T gets home from Iraq. It is an approximation but it'll do pig it'll do. (from the movie Babe- stay with me now). And yes, that is my daughter wearing her summer PJ's in winter. I am aware and I don't care.
The final bit of info I have to share is that today is a double anniversary for me. It is both the day that my mother died from cancer 20 years ago, and the day my husband proposed to me 17 years ago. It's always a bitter sweet day. So it was nice to have snow to distract me from the pain of missing my mother at a time like this and a paper chain remind me of all that I have to be grateful for in a husband like T. 60 days left sweetie! But who's counting...