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

Monday, January 15, 2018

still here....

It has been such a good weekend, I haven't had time to blog!

From Friday with 60 degrees and pouring rain, to Friday night with temperatures plummeting to zero and a foot of new snow by Saturday morning...I didn't leave the house Saturday except to pick up pizza and chicken wings in the evening, in the Town of Frozen, it was just a few degrees out and the snow was just packed on the roads. Sunday was cold cold cold, so we stayed home. Today: out and about, ah it was nice to get out, and it seemed so warm, at 21 degrees and sunny.

Friday we were out and about too, in the warm rain. Jonathan, Charlotte Claire, Camille and I went to the library, then Target, Walmart for a haircut for Jonathan, and here's a sad story about that: New York state has passed a new minimum wage law, so the Sam's Clubs stores around here are all closing, and this Walmart has announced it's closing the hair salon part. It's so handy to go there, and it's only $12.95 for a haircut for Jon, and those girls (and Brian!) do such a good job. Anyway, it's closing at the end of the month.

Anyway, we went out again today, first to the thrift store...I found a really pretty white bowl, a nice glass pitcher. Then to Bed, Bath, and Beyond where we got two little sleds for the kids, they are heading out the door to go sledding in the back right now. We also got a stand for an UppaBaby bassinet that we got there previously for $17.99, the stand was $26. I am thinking of putting it on Ebay.

We went to Marshall's, where I got some grandbaby clothes, and a few things for the girls, from the clearance rack of course.

Then to the craft store because Suzanne needed more yarn.

Then to BJ's for some chicken, peppers, kale, and snacks for lunches.

A few of us got coffees from the Simple Roast, a local place which roasts their own beans, yummers, then the kids got a few things from the afternoon menu at Arby's.

Now I am heading in to the kitchen to make chicken fajitas, Abigail is coming over for dinner.

Paul is in India, which means I stay up way too late. Margaret and Adrian and Mirielle came over yesterday, so we solved the world's problems until late late late. I made a triple batch of chocolate chip oatmeal cookies with milk chocolate chips, regular chocolate chips, and butterscotch chips, and dang it, I ate cookies yesterday. gets in my system, and all bets are off. So today, I am behaving. :)

There is fresh roasted olive oil kale, courtesy of Suzanne, which smells so yummy. mmm.

Tomorrow, I am watching Lydia as well as Anne.

Anyway...bye for now!

1 comment:

Carol said...

We have had ice, cold, snow, rain, warmer temps, and more snow and cold in the past week or two. It is crazy! Tonight our temps are supposed to be around negative 5 with a windchill of possible 20 below. UGH!!!!