Sunday, March 16, 2008

Snowy Sunday

It's been snowing off and on here since last night. So lovely. Especially in the middle of March. Honestly, I love the snow, but I don't love it so much in March and April and May. We're supposed to get 5-10 inches tonight. I'd love for tomorrow to be a snow day...but so far this year we've only had two, so I'm afraid that's just some wishful thinking on my part. We'll see! I do love how pretty snow makes everything look...

Just for fun, I think I'm going to start counting how many days it snows from now until the end of May. Or maybe not. That actually might be more discouraging than fun. So never mind.

My crop on Friday was great even though I didn't complete one single page. Zero. Zip. Nothing. Nada. I did enjoy catching up with my friends over some chips and guacamole. And I did help one friend make a couple of paper boxes, so the evening wasn't entirely unproductive.

Our weekend has been slow and lazy--just the way I like it. Yesterday I tackled a painting project I've been putting off for a long time. I painted the tile around our fireplace. I have never liked it, and last year when we painted the fireplace wall red, the generic tile seemed to stick out like a sore thumb. It's bugged me ever since, and I finally decided to paint it. Eventually we'll re-tile it, but until then, this makes it look so much better!

(That wall is really not as bright as it looks in that photo--yikes! Oh, and if you're thinking, "what a weird looking wall", yep, it is very weird indeed, and that's another story for another post.)

I have two more movie recommendations for you! I got Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium for the kids, and it was really good. I thought the previews made it look so silly, but my friend said it was worth renting. So we did, and we all loved it. John and I also watched August Rush. We can't seem to watch an entire movie in one night anymore, so we started it on Thursday and finished it last night. It was SO good. (I *heart* Keri Russell. I've loved her ever since her Felicity days, and Waitress is one of my all-time favorite movies.) Anyway, August Rush was so sweet, and happy, and sad, and actually a very clean movie. I cried through most of it, and cried so hard at the end that my eyes were still swollen this morning when I was getting ready for church. I hate it when my eyes are puffy.

I was thrilled this morning when I walked into church and overheard my friend saying that her husband was preaching. He did a great job, and today was one of those Sundays that church was so meaningful to me. The music, the message, the waving of the palms and singing "Hosanna"--everything about this morning was good!

The rest of the day was good too...lunch at Wendy's, a trip to the library, more snow, working on Will's science project, white chicken chili for dinner, America's Funniest Videos, and now everyone, except me because of that weird not-liking-chocolate-thing, is eating brownies and praying for a snow day tomorrow!

Oh, and Happy St. Patrick's Day tomorrow...don't forget to wear your green!

(Artwork by Sarah)


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Gretchen said...

I love posts like these, where I feel like an invited guest into the family. Our evening was much the same as yours, sans brownies.

I love a slow paced weekend, too. Unfortunately, today was packed; but with all good things. I was on worship team for church from 7:45 till 12:10, so that's awesome (epecially singing Hosanna), but it does tire a person out.

I hope you get your snow day.


Gretchen said...

BTW, I luuuurrrve your fireplace tile. Who'da thunk to paint it. Very warm.

*carrie* said...


Glad you had fun Friday night. Mmm, guacamle!

Thanks for the recommendation on August Rush--I didn't realize it was so emotional so I'm glad for the warning. =) I have to say, though, that I strongly disliked Waitress--in fact, we didn't even finish it! I'd be interested to hear what you liked about it.

We woke up to snow this morning, and I was kind of shocked. If it snows on the first day of spring (Th), I'm going to be very sad!

Casey said...

So funny.... We just watched August Rush this weekend also and LOVED it. I felt like it was one of the best movies I have seen in a long time. (And I too am huge Keri Russell / Felicity fan).

And I can totally commiserate about the snow. The weather is so back and forth here, it's depressing!

Kelly @ Love Well said...

It's snowing here today. We could end up with 5 inches by tomorrow.

March! (Snort.)

(Love the tiles, though. Great color with the red.)

Julie said...

We watched August Rush this weekend too. It seems to be the weekend for watching it based on other posts here.

WE LOVED IT. In fact I loved it SO much that I want to buy it. And you know me, I am always looking at the clips and thinking now what is the message in this????

No snow here, just a cloudy, windy day!


The Nester said...

Hi! Just wanted to say that I love what you did to the fireplace wall/tile! What a great and quick solution to something that was bothering you!

Kelly said...

Love your fireplace!!!!
I heart Keri Russell too! I LOVED Felicity! I need to rent that movie.
I got my 4 year old SS class to act out Palm Sunday. We had Jesus, donkeys and the people with the palm leaves shouting "hosannah". Why was I surprised that all 10 of them wanted to be the donkey and they proceeded to make donkey noises for the next 20 minutes......all during snack time and all down the hall to children's church. ha!

Meredith said...

I love the brown tile against the red wall. Good job!

I've been wanting to see August Rush, and now I want to even more. Definitely on my list.

Jenn said...

Sounds like my kind of weekend. The fireplace looks great - very cozy.
Thanks for the movie recommendations - Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium received such bad reviews - I am glad to know you all liked it. I enjoy Keri Russell as well,so will have to watch both of her movies new movies.

Girl Raised in the South said...

LOVE the fireplace, the tile, the bright red - all of it - fabulous!

Cindy-Still His Girl said...

We just watched August Rush this weekend. Loved it! And I went straight to itunes and bought a song! :)