Another Snow Day?

Yes, the title is correct. We are indeed having another snow day. Boooo!!!

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I think the groundhog and Mother Nature got their messages crossed. It’s Spring! Where’s the warmer weather and the spring showers and the sun? I wish the temperature would start staying closer to 50+. I want to wear flip flops and t-shirts without a coat.
This is the 2nd snow cancelation in the last few weeks where the ridges have gotten fun sled riding, snowman building, snowball fighting snow and I, well I barely have any. But because many children live on the hills and the busses have to drive the roads we are canceled. At least this time it looks like my backyard may still have enough of this quickly melting snow that the kid may get to play a little before its gone. And since they’ve already taken spring break (3/26-4/1) away and now we only get Friday and Monday off, I guess an extra day off this week isn’t horrible.

I wish that we were getting more days like last Saturday. It wasn’t super warm but close to 50 and sunny. A great day for an Easter Egg Hunt. It was a fun time. New friends invited us up to their house for their annual hunt and the kids had a blast. There were roughly 13 children ages 1-5 and they loved it. Even the little ones had fun looking at all the candy filled eggs that littered the yard. And afterwards they munched on hotdogs, dirt cake cups and candy.

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It was a very fun time!

I hadn’t really had time to try new craft projects the last few weeks mostly just worked on more of the same items. It’s been a little busy but I’m hoping to try some new things the next few weeks. Hopefully, I can get a few things finished before my mom comes for a visit. That will keep me busy for a while and maybe I’ll have a few things she can take back to my niece! I can’t wait!

Hope everyone has a great week!

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Another Snow Day

I think this may be the first post that I actually really complain. I’m tired of snow days! Not because my son is at home with me but because its now taking away from fun family time.

We are allotted so many snow days a school year. After we exceed those days, spring break days are used or days are added to end of year. When I was a kid I loved them. But I never really had a “spring break” we just stayed at home and played in neighborhood. And end of year add ons I did really notice cause I was still with my friends. But now having a son I realize what I may have been missing out on.

We don’t have a bid trip planned for spring break. As of now its a short trip to my family’s home in Texas, which to us is a break from cold. But I don’t want to have to pull him out of school to do this. Especially when the days were allotted. Now at this point you may be saying but it snowed. No it started snowing at 11am and didn’t stick and get bad until 4-5pm. If there was an early dismissal today (which we have for bad weather) kids would have been off busses. This is the second time we’ve canceled when a dismissal would have worked. Roads aren’t great at this moment and it is snowing again but my husbands truck which has been parked for 4 hrs now doesn’t even have a dusting. And we are yet again canceled tomorrow. I hate that they are using these days when we could be in school and kids could possibly have scheduled time with their families with out penalty of missing class. Within 45min. I got a 2hr delay call and a closing call. It had not been snowing for an hour at this point.

My son’s school is having a Valentine Box contest. For those of you that don’t do this, it’s a box decorated for class valentines.

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I wrapped it but he thought long and hard about which stickers and where to place them. They were due today. There is a contest and now every kid that worked so hard will have less time to admire each others work. If it had been horrible out I wouldn’t mind but I feel these are just wasted days.

I think if this as a place to share my free time work, my hobby, my joy of crafting and food and fun. I’m sorry for complaining but it’s been irritating me all day. Hope that everyone has had a good weekend. Hope if you followed football you were happy with Sundays results. :(. And that the rest of the week is completely wonderful.

Beautiful Day

It’s so nice out today! I wish it wasn’t just today but a sign that it was Spring.

So after last week having 2hr delays and a cancelation for school it is super nice today. Normally I love snow. I love it even more when it falls on Christmas. But I’m OVER all this winter weather. Last week we had wind chills of -15 and snow and ice. Yesterday a Daley because of freezing rain and today it’s 50+. Tomorrow 60’s and thunderstorms. But then the bubble burst on Thursday. Back to 28 and snow showers. Why tease us with today? Why can’t we just move on to the nice warm temps of Spring? I’ll even take the rain if it’ll just stay above 50. And why are the weekend the only days it snows? At least we have basketball inside on Saturdays to get us out of the house. But last weeks storm kept me from having a purse party with my adult friends. We all needed a nice girls night after having been busy and stuck in due to gross weather. I did however still get to have a great Saturday night. We went over to a friends parents house and played board games with them while the kids played and watched movies. So over all I guess I can’t really complain about the weekend too much.

Also while being sequestered to the confines of home I’ve tried a few new sewing and craft projects. My friend M’s little girl is going to a Princess Tea Party. M found a pic of a dress she loved, so I tried to create a version of the pretty feathery confection.

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Not perfect but it made her very happy when she got to try it on. I also tried some more tutus and I wish I had more little girl to make them for.

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I have a few more projects on my board and can’t wait to try more sewing!

Hope the rest of y’all’s week goes happily!

It’s Friday!

Excited for the weekend and the next week!

Today I’m gonna be busy finishing up some things for Christmas gifts. A friend asked for 2 snap bags

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I need to take in a Pillow Case dress I made last week and attach 2 bows to clips

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And start on a few more snap bags. I finished bows for a friend. She had wanted matching bows for a Christmas party

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So today I will be crafting like crazy.

Tomorrow is going to be a fun day. A quick trip to “The Strip” for some yummy treats. My favorite shop is The Pennsylvania Macaroni Warehouse and Wholey’s
Cheeses, olives, Italian meats, fresh breads and homemade pasta are just a few of the items on my shopping list. And then tomorrow night is my first Ugly Sweater party. I’ve always wanted to go to one. But for some reason I’ve never had one so thankfully a friend is having what I hope will become an annual party. I’ll try to post pictures of the sweaters later but 1st I have to find one. This is the hard part. I love anything Christmas and think that they are all adorable in their own way. So I can’t decide which would be “ugly”. We are also having a gift exchange. It will be an As Seen On TV gift exchange. I can’t wait to see what everyone picked. For my gift I chose a newer product, Gray Away It should be a lot of fun!

Sunday is a down day for us this week but next week is packed. My Hubby’s birthday is Wednesday, PTC has a school event, Thursday is the school Christmas program and Monday, Wednesday and Friday I have volunteered to help with Santa’s Secret Shopping at the school. This is a small fundraiser for PTC. We purchased items in bulk and priced them between $1-5 and the kids get to shop for gifts for their family. They will have a day to browse and then another day to bring their money to purchase. I can’t wait to see what gift my son picks for us. I am also going to be doing a craft with his class Friday afternoon. I’m very excited about this. The next few weeks are packed with fun, friends, and family!

Hope y’all have a great weekend!

Yesterday’s Come and Gone

I was hoping to get a chance to write this last night but I was one sleepy girl.
So, Tuesday night I made Rustic Italian Chicken and I give it a thumbs up. I think after I add more veggies I’ll give it 2 thumbs up. I was thinking squash, zucchini, and some onion would be a nice addition.

Yesterday was another busy day. I realized yesterday that I only have 4 days (now 3) until we leave for Thanksgiving vacation. That means this weekend I’m gonna be a cleaning machine! I like coming home to a clean house after being away. Plus we always have tons of stuff we bring home. Between Black Friday shopping and Christmas gifts for the kid (easier then family shipping them) that the back is completely full and then the entry is completely full when we arrive home. Clean house means I have an idea where to place all the things we return with.
I still haven’t really had a chance to do too much crafting. I’ve just been finishing up a few leg warmers for a few friends. I’m sure that next week I’ll have nothing but craft projects to post. My Aunt and Nanny have already told me about a few things that are on our list.

This Book Fair at school as been so much fun. Today we also have a family style Thanksgiving dinner for the kids. This is the first year my son and I get to be a part of these activities and I’m really excited. I’m so thankful that I have the opportunity to be a stay at home mom and volunteer at kid’s school.
Hope y’all have a great day!

What A Day

What a day! Book Fair all week at school and I was there all day!

No time for crafting today. I volunteered at the school Book Fair this morning and ended up staying all day. It was a little hectic but a lot of fun helping the kids. Pre K and Kindergarten weren’t too hard. We were able to help them write down title and prices but those 1st and 2nd graders are definitely more independent. All were a little loud and rowdy, but who wouldn’t be getting to try and narrow down 100 books to just 5! Seeing their selections and hearing why they like the books was wonderful.
I was ready to come home at the end of the day. I was a little tired. I feel like I had 1000 conversations today and was pulled in 1001 directions but it was worth it to see the happy little faces!

And to top off my day, I came home to a wonderful smelling home. I love my crock pot! I knew I would not be in the mood to cook tonight so I threw some ingredients into it and now all I have to do is cook some pasta and dinner is ready. Recipe for the night is Slow Cooker Rustic Italian Chicken
When I opened an email from Pillsbury yesterday and saw the picture I knew I had to try this recipe. I’ll let y’all know what it’s like tomorrow. Now I think I’ll try to finish some projects before supper time. Hope y’all have a great night

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