summer 2011

summer 2011

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Thursday, February 5, 2015

snow and snow and cold....

Kitty wanted to go out, but for some reason....he didn't want to STAY out.

It is 11 F, -11C, and snowing. I looked on the weather map, and the rest of the state was clear, just a little blob of lake effect snow hovering over hour house, like Winnie-The-Pooh and his rain cloud.

Joseph is frying some bacon, and making more coffee. The little ones are doing school work, and I am "helping" them. It is cozy in here, with that brightness that only snowy days can bring. Margaret is all done with high school, and all back from Florida, and enjoying the lull. She is going to Norway for a sisters' conference with Emily next month, then hopefully she will be accepted to the one-year work/program she applied for, in Norway, starting in June. She is looking for a part time job until then, to pay for the plane ticket.

We are going to rent a camp this summer! We love the Adirondacks, but our camping-in-tents experiences have been...challenging. Having a specific week several months in advance will help everyone to be able to get the time off. Four nurses in the family, two working nights and two working days, makes it difficult to all get together. Paul will be in the country for the week Emily has requested the camp, hopefully it works out and we are able to reserve it. Sunshine, barefeet, sunsets on the lake...!

Camp or no camp, barefeet and sunshine sound pretty sweet right about now.

brr, it is so cold. The sun has come out, sparkling on the deep snow, making it look almost inviting. The kids are asking to, "go someplace". I am tempted. We can only play outside for a short period of time when it is this cold, but perhaps we could go to the mall or something...

Paul is coming home tomorrow! I am taking my brother to the dr. in the morning, then in the afternoon, to the airport!

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