Sunday, February 28, 2010
I guess I was in a rather snarky mood when I wrote the last post, but I'm spreading a more positive energy today! I managed to grab an Etsy treasury, so I thought I'd share it with you. Hope you enjoy my celery-colored finds, and do give some love to the shops featured :)
Friday, February 26, 2010
...when even snow plows get stuck in the snow! Well, it probably wouldn't have gotten stuck if the driver had obeyed the traffic sign. But apparently, this one read my previous post about snow plows always pushing snow to the same side of the street, so he decided he's going to go the wrong way on a one way street.
Bad decision! He couldn't make it up the incline at the end, and the wheels started spinning around. He probably would've made it through just fine if he had just come down the other way and allowed gravity to do the work.
So now, all the men in the neighborhood are trying to shovel him out. There was even another plow that came and tried to push him up the hill, but that didn't seem to work either. I just hope he's not going to back into that pole right behind him. Because if he does, it's coming straight down on our house!
Friday, February 19, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Whee! I won a blog contest! Well, I was actually one of the 3 winners because Michelle of While the Cat's Away was too generous to choose just 1 winner.
You might remember Michelle from one of my Newbie Monday posts. She has an Etsy shop called The Quilted House, where she carries some unique quilted gifts. I won a set of lovely trivets, and she even included a bonus bookmark! I also bought something else from her, but I can't show it to you because it's going to my mother and I know she reads this blog :) I assure you, though, that it's very lovely and innovative!
If you like what you see, please do visit her store and her blog! You won't find a nicer blogger/seller!
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Although we definitely didn't get as much as Washington D.C., we did get about a foot of snow here in Staten Island yesterday. My son wanted to shovel the snow from the moment he woke up, so after a quick breakfast, we headed out.
At that point, the snow still wasn't that bad. We had maybe 2 inches or so, and we shoveled our sidewalk as well as our neighbors' on either side. (Mainly because I couldn't get my son to go back into the house.) Then, it started snowing more, and more, and it never really stopped until almost midnight. Thankfully, my husband came home early, so I didn't have to go back out there again, but he had to shovel 3 times during the evening hours!
But we're actually lucky compared to our neighbors across the street. We live on a narrow one way street, so when the plow comes through, they always push the snow to the opposite side of the street. I swear, their snow piles are always twice as tall as ours! You don't really think about things like that when you are buying a house, but it does make a HUGE difference!
By the way, the footprints in the photo are mine, not my son's. That's right, I have hearts on the bottom of my boots! I'm only 4'10", so I wear size 2 shoes. I try to find as "adult-looking" shoes as possible, but sometimes, my footprints give away my secret :)
Oh well. At least I got to take an appropriate picture for Valentine's week!
Saturday, February 6, 2010
So, vacations are supposed to be nice and relaxing, right? Well, not when you travel with a 3-year-old boy!
My husband recently won a free trip to Las Vegas, so we thought maybe it'll be a nice break from the snow. We flew back from Las Vegas on Tuesday morning at 7:30 AM (Great idea Hubby!), and let me tell you, I'm STILL exhausted!
Las Vegas is tiring enough when you are by yourself. There's a lot of walking from one place to another, and all that noise, smoke, and flashing lights can sap the energy right out of you.
But I also had to share my bed with my son, which meant getting kicked in the head, back, and chest all night long. Then, on top of that, he never adjusted to the time difference, so we were up at the crack of dawn.
I could go on about having to carry around a mountain of extra stuff, but let's just move on to the good. I'm not a gambler, so the highlight of the trip for me was going to Red Rock Canyon. It was just Gorgeous! There's a 13 mile loop that you can drive through, and the scenery changed every minute! One minute the mountains were red, then yellow the next, and then striped after that. There was even a little snow on the ground, which is very rare in Nevada.
My son enjoyed going to the Children's Museum, and he also loved the dolphins at the Mirage. By the way, have you ever seen a dolphin from the front? They look pretty funny don't they? Like a funky starfish! :)