Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Day After

Winter either bites with its teeth or lashes with its tail. ~Proverb

We had a long, busy day yesterday. DD said last night before bed: "I hate December 26th, because that means I have to wait another 364 days for Christmas again."

She, especially, had a good time because she had Christmas morning and some great gifts (one thing she was especially excited over were her glue gun sticks ... go figure) and then we had my SIL over for dinner with us, and then she got to play with her cousins for HOURS when we visited with my other in-laws.

The dog and cat enjoyed their Christmas, too. Breeann got a catnip bag (she's an old lady and doesn't play much anymore, but loves to drool over a catnip bag):

Dakota, while she enjoyed her actual gifts, preferred the unwrapping process most:

Here's a little proof (sorry it's so dark -- the video camera doesn't have a light and though it was plenty light in the room for us, it apparently wasn't for the camera. Also, you might want to turn the volume down -- DD is grunting and groaning over opening a gift that was apparently sealed shut with bionic tape):

We decided that next year, we'll just get her a roll of wrapping paper...

How was your Christmas?


In other news, we're apparently going to get whomped with snow tonight and tomorrow. Depending on who you listen to (and my DH has checked pretty much every weather site, station, etc. under the sun), we'll be getting upwards of a foot of snow by tomorrow. Accuweather is saying 13.8" as of this morning and the pretty picture on their forecast page for Monday simply says, "BLIZZARD".

I'll be honest -- that's the first time in eleven years I've seen "blizzard" on the weather page for our town. Yes, it does make me just a tad nervous. Thankfully we have our generator (so, YAY!, I'll be able to flush the potty -- who needs lights when you have a functional toilet?) but I wouldn't have internet, so if I don't post on Monday or Tuesday (or Wednesday), you'll know what happened.

DH is thrilled, though, because he's off all week and will be able to snowmobile (maybe even right out our backyard onto the trail).


You Are Creative

You see the world in interesting and unique ways. You are definitely a visionary.

You are constantly being inspired to create something new. You are a natural artist.

You see beauty in almost everything. You can appreciate people for who they truly are.

You are authentic and honest. You may be a bit quirky, but you never hide the real you.

Okay, mostly right ...



Maria Zannini said...

Good luck with your blizzard.

Dakota is so cute. That's not something I'd ever trust my dogs to do--just in case they get the idea that every wrapped box is theirs. LOL.

Dru said...

We just got upgraded to blizzard, with up to 18 inches of snow.

Love the video with Dakota opening her gifts.

You Are Brilliant

You are a complex thinker, and you're good at creating elaborate theories and projects.

You tend to have a lot of technical knowledge. You love to learn how to do things.

You are innovative and competent. You can often see where others have gone wrong.

You are also a bit of a skeptic. You aren't going to believe anything until you've investigated it yourself.

Except for the first paragraph, this is true.

Have a good day and I'm glad you're prepared for your blizzard.

Judy said...

Bet NOW he's glad he decided against the selling the snowmobile! And... just thing of all the writing time you would have with no internet :-D

Does your phone have text capabilities?

Ceri Hebert said...

Not looking forward to the blizzard. Thank goodness, though, that even when we lose electricity we can still flush. But we have no way to heat the place without power so a flushable isn't as exciting.

Michele said...

We don't have blizzard in our forecast, but about 10 inches should do it.
I bought 2 gallons of water to augment the soda bottles I'm filling. Our wood stove is working great so we'll have heat and if we get enough snow, we'll melt it and flush with that. Our snowblower has something wrong with it so we'll run it till it poops out and then DH and the boys will take over.
I'm making cookies in preparation.

Brandy said...

We only had about three inches and loved it. Too bad it's already melting. I hope you stay safe and enjoy some of that snow!

Angelina Rain said...

I’m glad you had a good Christmas. Looks like the animals enjoyed their gifts. I got my dog a gift, the biggest rawhide in Petsmart, and when I handed it to him he didn’t know what to make of it. He just stared at it until we unwrapped it for him.