Sunday, January 20, 2013

We missed it by THAT much!

Last week we had a strong forecast of snow for our area. What did we get instead? RAIN and lots of it! Plus now all the plants are confused as tulips and crocus are starting to pop out of the ground. I even heard a rumor that a local friend was enjoying fresh broccoli straight from her garden! I can't tell you how disappointed it made me that we did not get snow. I know we will still be hit by some cold weather and I hope it isn't the ice variety that damages all of the local apple orchards. 

Fortunately the weather was relatively cooperative for my mother and father in laws trip here from the midwest. They left just after a snowstorm hit their area. We are all enjoying their company very much. They are VERY patient and kind with the A~man but are not afraid to set limits with him.  Oh and the good news is I got the house clean. Now if I could only keep it that way. But I always think of this quote when I get discouraged by my lack of housecleaning abilities.

"Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the sidewalk before it stops snowing." (Phyllis Diller)

Isn't that the truth? I will say both A and Z have become enormous helpers to me in cleaning the house and yard. So there is hope right? Our family is going to be here for a couple of weeks (they do stay at other friends house sometimes too) so after they are gone I plan on shoveling...I mean cleaning out our basement. 

We are still doing our schoolin' while they are here I just have them do it while grandma and grandpa are out running errands to get ready to move down here. (I still can hardly believe we will have family locally!!) A~man is busy working on segmenting syllables (a hard concept for him) and Z~girl is enjoying her online art curriculum. (I am also really enjoying doing it with her) For Christmas she also received some more Go Fish art cards. I had to order them from Amazon as I couldn't find them locally. They are the Renaissance version which is one of my favorite time periods of art to learn about. I love studying about art as it can be tied to so much more like history, religion,'s endless. Well I am going to close by adding one of my favorite pieces (large piece that it is hahah) of Renaissance art. I cannot IMAGINE seeing this in person.


  1. I will have to look for those Go Fish art cards! My boys will love those!

    Glad your family made it down safely, and I hope you have a fantastic visit! :)


  2. Here's a link to them!