Thursday, January 12, 2012

Waiting for the Snow...


I've been hearing reports of snowfall happening all across the United States. Snow is my favorite season. Unfortunately, it is usually not a season that we get to experience too often in my neck of the woods. When the weatherman starts to elude to the fact that a cold front is coming down out of Alaska and bringing some moisture with it, I cease to function in a normal daily routine.

My nose is too tightly pressed against the dining room window. Waiting...

...and waiting...

And since a watched window never snows (forget about the darn boiling pot of water, we're talking snow!), I needed a project to occupy my time.

Because I can only clean the greasy nose prints off the window so many times before people start accusing me of having OCD tendencies.

This is how I spent a recent afternoon.

Texting, old school...

Making labels for the gluten-free bulk flours, starches, and gums.

Organizing the pantry...


...Well, 2 shelves of it anyway.

There's always next year, right?

I also emptied bags of suspicious dried, green, leafy substances...just in case someone decided to call the DEA...



The neighbor's are a suspicious lot...



All of these jars were refilled with bulk spices, most of which I had just tossed into a cupboard.


And most of which were NOT labeled in their clear plastic bags.


I helped my Mister give the expectant mommies a little love...



And I started a not-quite-10-month-old on a lifetime addiction to chocolate gelato...


...much to her 3 yr. old sister's chagrin.


Then I watched the weather forecast where I learned that the snow isn't expected until Saturday night.

Guess I'll get to that pasta shelf after all.☺








3 comments:

Candy C. said...

We don't get a lot of snow here either so it's always a treat when we do! I have been reading some of the other blogs and they have been getting some really nasty snow/wind. I guess we should be grateful but...I DO like a little snow now and then! ;-)

Valerie said...

YAY!! I am BEYOND excited to see some snow FINALLY this season! It's about time, is all I have to say! We've had a couple of mornings where we've seen a few remaining flakes on the ground from an overnight snowfall, even got to see 5 minutes of snow falling one night. After watching the news last night (channel 8), it sounds like we may be in for a snowy Fabruary....so I hope you have plenty of window cleaning supplies. :)

Love your attitude....I am much the same! Life stops when snow is in the air! My kids think I'm nuts, I often am more excited than they are when we hear the words "snow".

Enjoy your snow! I'm going to settle in for some good sewing time next to my window and watch the snow fall. :) Finally....some winter!

DoleValleyGirl said...

Kim, I've seen the weather forecast and will believe it when I see it (falling down out of the sky...). We're at 900 ft., so hopefully, we'll get some. We saw a few flakes earlier this week for about five minutes. Such a tease!

Happy organizing, ~Lisa