Friday, December 26, 2008

Daisie says, "Happy Boxer Day!"

Daisie looking all spanky with her sweater on....
However, this is how she really feels about it..."hate clothing, hate sweater, too tight, it's touching me!"

Daisie enjoying her Christmas toy..."What's it all about Elfie????"


Running and jumping for joy! This was a few days ago...Today, being "Boxer Day" and the snow being MUCH deeper now, her jumps for joy are even higher!



"I am so very happy that the world celebrates us boxers, and that they do it at Christmas time! Thank you very muchly!"




Thursday, December 25, 2008

White Christmas!






































We were suprised to find that about 6" more snow had fallen overnight! We've NEVER had a Christmas this white! The sun came out for a little while this afternoon, making everything more gorgeous. The kids had a group of people over yesterday to do some kneeboarding behind the atv's, and they had a great time. Ran & I got to babysit great-nephew Colby so we had a great time too! This morning Randy & Cait ventured out to deliver some Secret Santa gifts. Though the snow was deep, it was easily navigable. Later we ventured out to have coffee with the Likkel's... Then I took Daisie out for a frolic in the snow...She frolicked...I remained upright. Now we are cozy in the house, with coffee and good food (lots! ; D )and Christmas music playing. So much fun -- and we haven't even had a single Christmas party yet! All of those are coming in the next couple of days...quite the special holiday season!

Merry Christmas to all!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Now THAT'S more like it...







We don't have to dream...
We're having a WHITE CHRISTMAS!









Tuesday, December 23, 2008

We're in the donut hole...

of snow accumulations around here...Lots more snow north, south, east and west of us -- and I am feeling a little petulant about it! I'm sure that there are many, more grown up than I, who are thankful, but I was hoping for more of a storm...a bit more excitement, some "danger, danger"! (Just a little "danger, danger"...) I had stocked up on supplies when the forecast was so dire, and now, every time I go into town, I think of a few more things. If we don't get snowed in soon, we will have enough groceries to last until mid-February! There is still hope -- more snow is forecast for tonight, and perhaps 3-6" tomorrow. I hope we're NOT in the donut hole this time!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A few hours more...

By 4pm, drifts have formed, the temp is only 23 degrees, the snow is continuing to fall...and the wind is beginning to pick up...It's for real!

Just a few hours later...

The landscape has changed! The snow is here...

Just a skiff...


Daisie and I enjoyed a walk this morning with just a little snow on the ground, and a little more in the air. The white stuff makes it very exciting for Daisie. She immediately is compelled to eat a bunch, as if she is responsible for clean-up and overwhelmed by the job! The recent cold weather has kept her bounding through our walks, either from excitement, or from trying to keep her feet off the cold ground! I have a sweater for her to wear -- she is not a hairy dog! -- but she is usually distressed by the attire, and walks kinked to the side, trying to see or bite the offending article. The other day she managed to get her coat (yes-- she has one of those too) loose from around her neck, but it stayed fastened around her middle and just kept sliding further and further back -- a little uncomfortable for running around. She was visibly disappointed that her efforts did not bring a greater freedom, rather a greater annoyance. Lately, I have let her go outside unclothed. She seems undeterred by the temperature, which has been as low as 20 degrees, and is eager to go out. Her reaction to rain is markedly different, but I don't mind that as I have a similar one! NO rain-walking!


I am hoping for more snow. I guess it is the childishness in me -- still present at 47 years of age! Snow is so Christmasy! It makes inside so cozy! It clothes the homeliness of the world in beauty...And I have to admit, I love the excitement of an impending storm! What kind of adventure might we have? Will we be reliant on only our resources out here, cut off from the world? Our favorite forecaster has predicted a long series of Arctic events that could provide plenty of excitement for me in the weeks ahead...Oh boy! I got my potatoes, canned goods, batteries and supplies and I am ready...Now -- we're just waiting for the snow...

About Me

Needing an outlet for various thoughts rattling in my head, I've created two blogs -- One about my real life (leslieisverbose.blogspot.com) and one where I can vent. (leslievents.blogspot.com)