Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Even cranky Grandmas can build snowmen

And it only took me 45 minutes to upload his picture.

Cranky is the word of the day. That cranky groundhog isn't going to see his shadow anytime soon because cranky Mother Nature is dumping more snow, along with some sleet, on this part of the country today. What a shock to wake up (early, way too early) and look outside to see the driveway all white again. My weekend exercise was shoveling snow and then shoveling more snow, and the driveway was blacktop when I went to bed last night.

I wish I could be delighted about winter, like some people I know. But. I'm. Just. Not.

My little snow toddler is kinda cute, though, don't you think? Heh. Within an hour his eyes and nose had fallen off, it was that warm yesterday afternoon. Today, though? Not so much.

We're having a "winter weather event," which means yet another day of either staying indoors or creeping along hazardous roads to get where we need to go. (We were going to attend a funeral this morning; not sure if we'll make it.) If we do end up staying home, I'm making orange marmalade. I've had Florida oranges and canning jars on my counter for more than a week now, but still haven't gotten around to putting them together. I hope today's the day. I could use a little jar of sunshine.


gingersnapper said...

Yeah, we have another winter storm coming Friday. Not looking forward to that.

Elora said...

Ohhhhh! He's (she's?) sooo cute! the eyes, especially. Wanna come sledding??? ( Peppy music here...."In the lane, snow is glist'nin. A beautiful sight, we're happy tonight...In the meadow, we can build a snowman (peppy music again...!) Cheer up! Blogging to be blessed out like an annoying piece of hay woven into your long johns!:-))


JourneyBeyondSurvival said...

I hope that marmalade shines bright for you today. I LOVE the snowman.