Monday, January 5, 2009
A snow day
Well today the kids were due to go back to school, but that didn't happen. Pretty much most of Eastern WA schools closed for the day due to the latest round of snow. Normally this wouldn't be an issue, but since a sidewalk is something that can't be found (the snow burms are really tall and thick and icy... it's not easy trying to dig through that), and there are still roads that are nothing by a thick sheet of ice, it was recommended by the county Sheriff that schools close today. They may get another snow day tomorrow, but we'll know that later tonight. I don't mind though, it's nice to have an extra day with them. I know, I am probably one of the few parents who are saying that, but I really enjoy the down time with them (maybe it's laziness? heehee). It's so much easier than making sure homework is done, lunches are made, and that they are up and out the door on time.
I have spent much of the day just catching up on odds and ends around here in between scrapping a bit. I created these two layouts last week and the fun little mitten today. I want to thank Deb, the owner of Say It With Letters, for sending me this cute wooden mitten to play with. :) I love her stuff and if you want to check it out for yourself, here's a link to her Etsy store.
I think my washer is trying to tell me something... I have been having several problems with her lately. First a spring, now she's spewing water on the floor at various times. I walked into a nice puddle of water covering the laundry room floor this afternoon... ironically the load prior to the one that leaked happened to be a load of towels. Freshly washed, dry towels that were taken straight from the dryer and used to mop up her mess and then put right back into her to wash yet again. I hope this go round is much more successful. I would really like to use these towels for other things and not spend all day doing laundry. I can live with a bit of water on the floor for a bit longer, I just hope she can. I don't want to get a new washer just yet... you know how those things tend to work, once you replace one thing, something else seems to go and then you have to replace that. I don't want to get into that right now.
Anyway, I am off to take Kara to work and run some errands. I hope your week is off to a great start! :)