Morning time plans

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Glimpses of Christmas decorating fun

Our sweet kitty came to live at our house on Saturday night.

She is a farm cat, and was run over.

When we were out helping (a very tiny bit I have to say) with cows, I took a look and decided that there was no break in her front leg, most likely nerve damage. With the help of google it was decided that rest for 5 weeks was what she needed most and so she is here for it. Hurray.

Yes, I am allergic. Yes, we have a baby. Yes, we have a kitty.

But she is so cute.

Heidi got to name her.
Me: Heidi what shall we call the kitty.
Heidi: Berry
Me: She is a white kitty, is berry a good name for a white kitty?
Heidi: Oh yeah!...Cherry.

And so we have called her Cherry. She is sweet. Getting her confidence in walking with only 3 legs and one to drag around. She is using her licorice box (another Heidi-ism) and sleeps for long periods in the bathroom. She avoids Hope at all costs.

For now we are all happy.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Fun in the s___ (now)

You should always be glad when you have the chance to use sand toys all year round. Granted I would like to have been using these at the beach,but the stingy side of me is glad that at least I am using them! Snow castles are fun too.

These were taken late last week. Today is -33 with a wind chill on top.

It was not fun to shovel the path. I had left it 24 hours since snow had fallen and it had to be done.

It was fun to find parcels in the mail box. Thank you everyone, you made my frozen hands worthwhile.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

7.47 Thursday morning

This was us on Monday

Yes, Heidi is running in the middle of the road. Rain is rare here this time of year, you have to take you chances to splash where ever you have opportunity.

Seriously though this road is super quiet and I was on watch the whole time!

Falling, falling, falling.

It has only stopped snowing briefly since Monday. The novelty of shoveling walks in -17 plus wind chill is wearing thin.


We are enjoying the time together.
Birthday plans are being made for a small girl and her not so small Daddy.
There are lists being made of Christmas crafts to start and finish.
The decorations are being dusted off. I may even break out of the white and silver only mold.
We have made plans to borrow an unused fake tree this year, as someone we know and love will eat all the dropped needles.
Heidi wants to know if there will be presents. She is just the right age to catch the excitement and to let it shine in her eyes. Gorgeous.
I am catching up on the sewing/upholstery/quilting projects that have been building up.
Heidi is getting extremely useful with baking and enjoys it.
We are planning to fill the house with smells of mince pies and butter tarts and millionaires shortbread and toffee. Mmmnnn.

It is a good time to be snowed in.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

It came.

Our new toy arrived!

Drifts and dunes of brilliant white powder, just right for getting the bucket and spades out for!

Perfect day for baking, rolls,coconut bread and cornbread muffins. Yum.

Monday, November 15, 2010

I think winter is on it's way!

Our weather forecast for the week. We may be sledging before too long!

Today A few showers ending late this morning then cloudy. Rain beginning late this afternoon. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light this morning. High 7.
Tonight Rain changing to snow at times heavy late this evening. Snowfall amount 5 to 10 cm. Wind becoming north 30 km/h gusting to 50 late this evening. Low minus 8.
Tuesday Periods of snow. Amount 2 cm. Wind north 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming light in the afternoon. Temperature falling to minus 14 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Periods of snow. Low minus 14. High minus 10.
Thursday Periods of snow. Low minus 13. High minus 11.
Friday Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 17. High minus 13.
Saturday Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 15. High minus 11.
Sunday Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 15. High minus 10.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Hope says Heidi

If you watch to the end you are treated to Hope calling out for Heidi!