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Monday, February 25, 2013

Snow Days

We have had three days off from school now.  The snow storms have started with rain, which freezes, then gets covered with snow so it's kinda difficult to drive.  Today it's true blizzard conditions with still lots more white stuff to come--The wind is wild and all the roads are closed round these parts.

It has snowed quite a bit more since this picture was taken.  My butterfly bush behind the birdbath is completely flattened now.  The crepe myrtles are dipping into the pond.  It's not terribly cold so the snow is wet and heavy.  Les and I went and knocked some snow off a large evergreen bush which usually houses a bunch of birds in bad weather.  The top was all sprawled out and there were no birds inside.  I love this bush because it blocks our 'town' view somewhat and makes our backyard feel more secluded.

There's a roast on and lots of firewood.  All the electronics are charged and so far the tv has stayed on mostly.  Les had to go clean it off twice and he sprayed it with Pam the second time and that seemed to do the trick.

Our baby Molly (married and 20 years old) is stuck with her husband at their house with no electricity.  They can't get the wall heater lit but they do have hot water.  It's an old house so the amount of insulation is dubious.  I feel bad that I didn't encourage them to come here last night and stay.  But then they would not get to experience the fun and excitement of pioneer living!  They can talk about the Blizzard of 2013 someday to their grandchildren!

If you need a simple little craft to distract your mind for a bit from blowing snow, here's a little activity for you:

Tattoo a banana!  Of course you will need some bananas....our stores are closed and they are cleaned out anyway when people were preparing for the Snowpocolypse.  

But anyways, just take any kind of blunt but pointy object--and trace your letters or picture or whatever you like on the banana skin!  Within a few minutes it will start to darken and your secret message will appear!  It just darkens the skin, not the fruit, so the banana is still yummy and edible.

Go on--try it!  You know you want to! 


Freckled Hen said...

Your storm will be here tomorrow--thanks for that. Hope your spring arrives quickly! I'm definitely going to tattoo a banana, thanks for that, too!

Relyn Lawson said...

You know I am going to have to tattoo a banana now.

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