Monday, January 31, 2011

Catholic Schools Week & More

This week is Catholic Schools Week. It is celebrated in every school across the nation (I think) this week. We started with Mass on Sunday. All the school kids were asked to wear their uniforms to church and donuts were served afterwards by school volunteers.

This morning there was a Family Breakfast before the kids went to class. Dr. Pennell's wife fixed some kind of breakfast casserole and lots of fruit parfaits ... yummy. She always contributes food for occasions such as these.

Tomorrow is Grandparent's Tea hence the reason Pop and Nana are up for a visit. They will get to have breakfast goodies with the girls in the morning and visit with other grandparents.

Sarah was not feeling well before bed tonight. I am not sure she will make it to school tomorrow. I will be very sad for her if she does not get to enjoy the Breakfast Tea with Pop and Nana.

As I think back over the month, I am trying to remember what all we accomplished or did. It seemed like Myron worked every weekend ... oh, because he did. He was off this past weekend which was nice because it was a beautiful weekend here in the Upstate of South Carolina. We were in the 70's on Sunday. We had the windows open and were out in the yard playing Frisbee.

Last weekend, I took the girls to see the World Famous Lipizzaner Stallions. It was not at all what I thought it was going to be. It was more of a demonstration rather than a show. The horses were very graceful and I do know it takes time for them to be trained to do all they do.

I seriously cannot think of anything else that was important. We really have not worked on any house projects since Myron hasn't had a weekend off. We also haven't been to the NC house since the first part of December.

Tomorrow is the 1st of February. I cannot believe this month has flown by.

Oh .... I do remember one thing. We have a Superstar living with us. Bethany has started performing for us each night a new song that she has written. Some are sung from the top of her head while others are written out. It has been a hoot.

Well, I am off to bed. I did not sleep well last night between all the dogs barking, the trains blowing their horns and the floors cracking. Then by the time I started to fall asleep, Myron's alarm went off ... UGH!!!! I NEED a good night's sleep.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Day 3 of Being Snowed In

Yes, day 3 ... I think cabin-fever is setting in for ALL of us. Myron has luckily escaped. Work must go on. I think the girls and I will venture out in a little while.

I am not really sure why school was closed for the whole day as opposed to a delay. I guess there are some roads that are still pretty bad. The sun is peeking out today. Although the temperatures are not supposed to go WAY up, the sun will at least heat the areas it hits.

I am trying to paint on some trim for the kitchen. I have one more coat for a few pieces to apply today then it will be up to Myron to install. We still have to paint the doors, door trim, upper cabinets and do something with the ceiling. Then I think we can finally say we are done with the kitchen.

Our next project will be one of the bathrooms. I say our bathroom; Myron says the girl's bathroom. We will see who wins on that one.

Okay, I guess it is time to get something done around here. I hope you all have a great day!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

2nd Day of Being Snowed In

Last week, we began hearing about a Winter Storm that was heading our way. I really didn't pay much attention to it. Most of the time it turns out to be nothing ... school was closed yesterday and today. I guess it didn't turn out to be "nothing"!

I did go to the grocery store on Saturday to stock up on food items. I am glad I went on Saturday. Sunday, the grocery stores were packed. We have supplies for power outages just not in SC. We have a generator, camp stove, lamp, snow shovel, ice melt, etc. But it is ALL in NC. I contacted our realtor who happens to live in our NC neighborhood on Saturday to find out if we could even get to the house. It would have been too dangerous. She said the road in front of our house was very icy. Her husband's truck was in the ditch across from our house. Hopefully they have gotten it out. On the news this morning, that area has a chance of receiving 6 - 10 more inches of snow today. Oh my!!!! That is WAY too much. I like the 6 - 8 inches we received here in SC, but I would not want to get more on top of it.

Yesterday, everyone was home and bored ... I had plenty to do since it was Monday. The girls did go out twice to play in the snow. I love the snow but only to look at. I do NOT enjoy being out in it.

Today, Myron went into work after lunch. He did call me when he got there. He said the interstate was fine but the other roads were very bad with ice. I do hope he will not be too late getting home tonight. It is supposed to be 17 degrees in the morning which means all the slush will re-freeze.

The girls have loved playing in the snow. I do believe they have played more outside here in SC than they ever did in NC. The only downside is that we don't have a good place for sledding in our yard.

I have no idea what they were doing. I guess Sarah thought she was at the beach.

The girls mounded up snow then carved the snowman out of the mound. I had to add the AU scarf since they were playing in the BCS game that night. WAR EAGLE!!!

A close up of Mr. AU Snowman

Butterscotch did not seem to mind the snow at all. He was so funny with snow covered on his face. It was not funny when he wanted to come inside and had snowballs all in his fur.

This is where Kitty spent most her day ... curled up on the swing.

The girls are starting their mound for their snowman. I know, the pics are out of order.

I do not know what is in store for school tomorrow. I do at least hope it is a delay. My driveway is still covered although the road outside our house looks drivable. I just saw a City of Greer truck go by plowing the road. As I stated before, I love the snow; I just do not like driving in it. I wish it would snow but not on the roads. Is that too much to ask?

I hope everyone has a good evening!!!