Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Fall to Winter

I could definitely get used to days off.

The morning started with a lazy lie-in. Kelsey climbed into our bed somewhere between 7:30 and 8. Eric ran outside to start moving the wood and raking before the THREE INCHES OF SNOW were to come tonight.

I got Kelsey some breakfast and headed out to help Eric. I think we waited long enough to rake our leaves that most of them blew into the neighbors' yards, who raked for us. Excellent.

Eric cleared the toys and big hunks of wood off the driveway. Together we scooped up the wood chips and smaller pieces that were burnable but don't fit on a rack. A neighbor took down the world's biggest ash tree this fall, and we got the wood. It takes a while to process all that wood. And the sawdust and wood chips are hard to sweep up and dispose of. Anyway, that's done now.

And the raking is done. We did most of the back together, then Eric had to go to work. I did a bit more, had a break, then dragged the kids out to help. You'd think I was asking them to dig a hole to China. But they helped, and I appreciated it. We were all rather tired afterward, I must say.

In the afternoon, we bought Kelsey some new snow boots and a pair of silver flats. Back home, she dressed in her Santa dress and wore her new flats. Very cute.

And now, it is snowing. It's those giant, wet, gooby flakes that make great packing snow. Kelsey and Eric ran out to play and make the first snowball and snowman of the season.


Crystal Jigsaw said...

I love winter but would rather live without the snow. Lovely photo.

Crystal xx

laurie said...

we got a dusting overnight too. but nothing shovelable.

that's ok. i can wait.

Amy said...

Hi, Crystal. Snow is fine until January 2. Then it can go away. Unfortunately, it's barely begun by then. Snow isn't so bad, actually, if it isn't ridiculously cold. I think it's fun to play in snow, but only if the temperature is hovering around the freezing point. And I want enough snow to sled in. Does Amy like it?

Laurie, ours didn't turn out to be three inches, just about an inch and a half. No shoveling, though. It stayed on the grass and roofs, but not the driveway. I bet your dogs were happy.

Sleepydumpling said...

Ugh!! Why does it snow everywhere within a couple of days of me leaving??

It's colder here in BC than anywhere else so far. Prettier too.

Thanks again for having me!

Amy said...

Hey, Kath. I have heard BC is gorgeous. Your pics are pretty amazing. Sorry you missed the snow here. Most of it is gone already. But it's definitely getting colder, so I expect we'll be seeing more not too long from now. Maybe it'll be nice and white when you get back to Chicago.

Sleepydumpling said...

We're actually likely to get snow here in BC over the next day or so, which works out well that I have had to cancel the Seattle leg of my trip.