Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Snow Day!

We woke early this morning to this:

Yippee! No homeschooling today. No sirree!

The first snowfall of the season (in this part of the world). It's barely three inches, but the kids wolfed down breakfast, donned themselves in full anti-snow apparel and stayed out 'til lunch.

Grilled cheese sandwiches!

Then after warming and drying their snow gear, wolfing down their lunches and using the bathroom BEFORE redressing, they returned to a 2nd round of snow play and I was left to:

... Trying my 1st attempt at knitting in the round using double-pointed needles. It will hopefully be a pair of fingerless mitts.

...Using my swift to wind the recycled sweater yarn. I bought a thrift store sweater over a year ago, unraveled it while watching LOST season 1 on dvd, tied it off so that the yarn would not get tangled and let it wait in a pile (with many other yarn balls from recycled sweaters) 'til it could get a proper washing. Needless to say, it sat and sat and sat. Until a few days ago when I gently handwashed it, let it drip dry over my tub and wound it into a usable ball of 'new' yarn. Now, what to do with it...

...Cleaning the house a bit.

...Listening to Beethoven for my composer class.

...Chopping veggies and onions for Moroccan Lentil Soup for dinner from this cookbook.

...Admiring our almost-finished kitchen. Notice the pantry still needs doors and the molding needs touch-up painting.

...Hoping for another snow day soon.

1 comment:

Cami said...

Gorgeous photo of your kids in the snow. Good for you for using the time to do something you enjoy. Love the color in your kitchen, too.