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)