Snow Days!

We are on our third day of being snowed/iced in, and if you know me, I am loving it!  I was quite surprised to get out on Thursday; I figured we would have go in for a few hours, and then they would close as the weather got bad.  Imagine my surprise when I woke up to a text from my boss that we were closed!

So I went back to sleep for an hour.  I have a hard time sleeping in when I know we are having winter weather because I want to watch it and measure it and touch it and walk it.  Oh, I so LOVE it.  Once I got up, I started editing photos, cleaning, and catching up on TV shows. The sleet started early but didn't really start accumulating until mid-morning. Once Zach got up, he played video games while I continued my cleaning. We drank lots of hot cocoa and tea, watched the snow begin to fall, and played & snuggled with the kitties. In the evening, Zach built a fire, which was lovely.  Here's how we spent our "snow days:"

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sleet starting to collect on everything

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Yes, we still have pumpkins out.  We didn't carve any this year, so they are still in tact.  I don't have the heart to throw out anything that is still good.

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The cats enjoyed having us home!

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This is probably the coldest it's been in Arkansas since I don't know when!

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It's a tradition for me to drink out of my snowflake mug on snow days.  :)

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night fall, snow fall

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When I got up on Friday, we had EIGHT inches!  It's now over nine.  :)  I wasn't sure if my guess was correct (eight inches), but I was right on the money when this photos as taken!

On Friday, I watched Christmas movies and prepared for our late Fall Feast.  And, of course, watched the snow continue to fall!

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Since we moved up here, I've used these birds to measure the snow.

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They have been quite snuggly with the cold weather.
Yes, I know, we make beautiful children raise beautiful cats.

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dangers of winter weather in AR

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I love our home in this kind of weather.  it reminds me a cabin!  Also, those bows used to hang in our stairwell during Christmas, but Dinah tore them up pretty good last year, so I shortened the tails and decided to use them one last year--outside.

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my (rain)boot prints

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Selfies in the snow are hard, especially when it is well below freezing.

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why we named our home The Owlery

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Our landlord's little lady statue looks like a gnome in the snow!

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It's hard to see here, but there are some animal tracks in the snow.  Deer, maybe?

Last night, we had our Fall Feast, and I invited Amy over since she made it safely back home from her friends' house.  But I'll tell you more about this on Monday!

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Today, I'm going to knit and address Christmas cards.  :)))

Oh, and next weekend, I'll be sharing our Christmas decor courtesy of Kelly's Korner SUYL!

Did you get any winter weather courtesy of Winter Storm Cleon?  How do you spend your snow days?

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Share Your Thoughts

  1. the outside of your house really does look like a cozy winter cabin. love it!

    im so jealous of the snow. just nasty ice here in conway!

    1. The snow has been beautiful--it's actually snowing more right now!--but now that they have swept the streets, it's exposed the ice underneath, not to mention the snow that has started to melt is refreezing each night into solid sheets. VERY SCARY STUFF! Stay safe in C-way.


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