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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Snow Day

It was a snow day here!
Silly me didn't look outside until I had the boys dressed and
standing by the front door with coats on and lunch boxes in hand.
Then I thought I better check the news! ha.
Years ago this would have been a big disruption with
frustration that their routine was different.  
But they just kicked off their shoes and went with the flow.  Nice!


I had a long list of errands to run while the boys were at 'school'
so I had to be flexible myself!  Mrs. Dove here, didn't seem
bothered at all.  Quite peaceful she always is! :)


The snow was gorgeous and showed off the red crab apples



and tiny burning bush berries very nicely!


The pine trees were gorgeous in their flocking and long icicles!


The Mr. was able to come home and let me run to the grocery
and much to my surprise, Harry helped put things away!
A first for him!  It's always nice to see some initiation on their part!


I was inspired to carry the outside silvery theme inside to my foyer table.



I picked up the vintage scale, crystal bowl and black lamp
from the auctions.


And it's always nice to bring out Mr. Penguin again,
along with the vintage Christmas postcards.


Some cats, like Cocoa, were very interested in what I was doing!


Others, like Charcoal, were not impressed at all. :)


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    1. Well? haha...is that what you call it? Whatever it is, it's flying and hasn't stopped! :)

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    2. I think you had a really busy day Betsy!
      But the best was Harry! He is lovely.
      I arrived right now from my mom house I was helping her these days:)
      Night!

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    3. Yes! I hope you can rest and sleep well!

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  2. we had a snow day too! it was lovely! love your photos!

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    1. I heard you got quite a bit of snow, too!

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  3. That antique scale is quite nice! Do you know anything about it from the auction? I do admire your eye for the old pieces and how you use them in your home in beautiful ways. The Penguin is bloody spectacular! He did get a hardy laugh out of me! I don't believe I've ever seen anything quite like him! What a nice change from the typical santas and snowmen. Your love of snow is a bit contagious and I found myself pining for a little white fluff myself!

    Admiring you from afar,
    Vincent .x

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    1. The scale has a date of 1913 on it. I did find out quite a bit about the family, but nothing specifically about the scale...but I've always wanted one and they always go too high for my pocket book! haha. And the penguin is unique...that's what I liked about him. Not everyone has a shimmery penguin in their house. lol....

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  4. I LOVE Mr. Penguin. I have not seen him before. He certainly adds to the décor. Beautiful silvery theme.

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  5. Oh - and so impressed that Harry helped! Yay!

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    1. I know...Harry just jumped right in! I had to grab my camera! I would expect this from Alex but not Harry!

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  6. Harry looks happy to help! Beautiful snow day photos, and I love the Penguin, the scale, I like it all,

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    1. Got your facebook message...looks like it finally showed up! :) You know, I think we have the same tastes. :)

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  7. Last Friday we got a bit of snow. I woke up and saw that my street was clear, so I went to a meeting. When I got there the building was closed; the schools were cancelled!

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    1. Don't you hate that? haha.....I really need to look outside before getting everyone up and going! lol...

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  8. Very picturesque over there! Glad that the boys were agreeable with the change in schedule, and that Harry helped you put the groceries away.

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    1. I hear it's going to be really cold in Chicago! Do you have snow?

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    2. We had snow when I woke up yesterday, but not as much as I feared. We now have about 2 inches total (including a bit from over the weekend) and the rush hour commute was not bad.

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    3. yeah, I saw you weren't getting much snow, but the cold temps are bitter! Here, too!

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  9. Nasty weather here today too. It was my one day off, and my plans to run errands didn't work out. I wrapped gifts and did some baking instead. :)
    I love, love, love that scale!

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    1. wrapping gifts and baking....that's wonderful! I've wrapped already but haven't baked a single cookie yet! So unlike me! lol....

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  10. The touch of silver is lovely. I just have a hard time with all that SNOW. It's so gorgeous....born and raised in CA I guess I will just enjoy it from a distance...and enjoy your pictures. Harry looks so cute helping put things away. I was pretty busy today ~ Had nice sunshine, so I did some errands. Got the great grandsons gifts, and made some more persimmon bread, and have all my supplies for our Family Christmas Potluck. This is a new thing for us.

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    1. Family Christmas Potluck....you need to tell me more! Are you hosting or taking food?

      I actually saw persimmons at the grocery today! But they were very small, over ripe and $1 each. ha. Now that I know I can get them, I'll watch for some good ones!

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    2. It will be at our middle daughter Julie's. Each family will bring a main dish, side dish and dessert. We have talked so we don't all bring the same thing. Julie is doing tamales for her main, I'm doing sweet and sour meat balls (favorite of my son) Michel is bring ham, and I don't know what Myk is bringing..it will be like an old fashioned Church pot luck. My side dish is corn pudding, and going to make that chocolate torte for dessert, and a pumpkin pie for Kaleb who will be home from college..personal request.

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    3. That all sounds just wonderful! Make sure you take a picture of that torte!

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  11. Hi Betsy .. that must be so wonderful that Harry helped, and the boys just settled into being at home ... Mrs Pigeon has a fabulous array of colours .. amazing greys ... and I love your pictures - just glad it's you and not here!

    Cheers Hilary

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  12. What a nice collection of pics.
    I love the dove and that was real nice of your son to help put the groceries away.
    The newly weds look soo happy.:)

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  13. Superb photos Betsy. Keep on clicking.

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    1. I'm trying....you're my inspiration! :)

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  14. I so envy you your birdy tree! Great news on the putting the shopping away front. Very pleasing for you.

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    1. I do love my birdy tree! If it were to die, I'd have to plant another just like it in the same spot! ha.

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  15. So much fun, nothing beats a snow day in my eyes!

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    1. Oh, I don't know.....you look at them differently when you're a parent working at home during the holiday season. haha.

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  16. So much white and yet it is so beautiful. We have been so cold here due to some fierce Santa Ana winds that have been howling as they are blowing past the house. Plus a section of the fence blew down again as usual, thank goodness the neighbor was home and put it back up. The pit bulls were having fun going into their yard and playing with their dog. Trying to keep them warm is a hard thing to do but at least they snuggle together in their dog house and at times are running around playing. One would think that the birds would be unable to fly but it is as if they use the air as their launch pads to fly even faster.

    And I love hearing that Harry helped you. Any bit of progress is such a wonderful thing. I feel so happy when I see them happen.

    Well enjoy the snow and the white beauty.

    God bless.

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    1. haha...I love that your dogs go play with the neighbor dog when they can escape! haha. Stay warm! We are only 5 degrees this morning before the wind chill! Brr!

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  17. my wife won an auction for one of those chalkboards, it hangs now in our dining room...we had a snow day monday and nothing got done...just fun and play all day in the house as ours was mostly ice which does not work for sledding, sadly....

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    1. I love my chalkboard...it's a never ending display for whatever you want. :) Glad you had a quiet snow day with fun and no work....even if there wasn't any sledding. ha.

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  18. LOL you didn't look
    Outside at your nook
    Until they were ready to go
    Geez losing your touch at your show
    Or would that be mind hahaha
    Cocoa looks like the silvery theme is a great find

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    1. I know! Silly me....
      Too much going on...my mind was like jelly.
      But off they went the last two days
      after the roads had good displays.

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    2. Taking a break too
      Geez can't keep up at your zoo? lol

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    3. Wasn't home to post!
      Was out partying with the most! haha.

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  19. I have that same penguin! Isn't he grand? I love getting him out every winter.

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    1. You do? Aw...how fun! Not many have them...they must be brothers! lol....

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  20. Gosh, that seems like an awful lot of snow Betsy. Glad that the "boys" handled the change of plans so well, that has to be a good thing hey, and help with putting away the shopping - very good!!! Your penguin is so cute, I cannot imagine anyone else decorating like that, but it looks so good. Hope that you are keeping warm and safe. xx

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    1. SO cold here this morning...single digits. Haven't checked on the wind chill! wow! That's bitter! Still, a thick blanket of snow is just the thing to complete the Christmas spirit...at least in my opinion. ha.

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  21. Look at all that snow! I'm glad your guys handled it okay and that you were able to get out to the store too. I always feel discombobulated when the day's plans have to change that way.

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    1. Oh, for a second I panicked but then things fell into place. It's been crazy around here lately...just busy and having the unexpected throw a wrench into plans. Hopefully the worst is over. lol....

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    1. Well, look at you, Whisky! Very festive! :)

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  23. Looks like you are at The Trans-Siberian Orchestra! How FUN!
    I hope you enjoy your evening. What a great way to get or keep the holiday mood going.

    I'm impressed how your 3 Men responded to the schedule change. And to have Harry help out. These Men are doing so well.
    Graduation from High School has really been good for them : )

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    1. I was!!!! SO fun. very. haha....I loved it. The Mr. was part of the event planning so we got to have a private reception with the cast/crew before the show. Haven't downloaded my pics yet, but hope some turned out.

      Yep, the guys are improving...little by little. Sometimes I don't realize it until I see it in action with something like this.
      And yeah...who knew graduation would be so good for them? ;)

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  24. Glad that the boys adjusted to the change in their day well.

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    1. Oh, me too....always good to see things like that!

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  25. You got waaaay more snow than me!
    We had sun yesterday...flurries today!
    Lovely photos...and Harry helping♥ .........priceless!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. We're supposed to get more starting tomorrow and through the weekend! But it's so cold...can't imagine it snowing. Sure is beautiful, though! The birds outside are HUNGRY! haha...they're keeping me hopping filling the feeder.

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  26. I used to love those unexpected snow days when the kids were younger...glad you got some help from the Mister and harry. Your house looks beautiful. Only thing left here is to put the ornaments on the tree...until I spotted another string of lights out on our pre lit tree. Ugh! Time to put on Christmas music and start the fix!

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    1. Hope you had a fun time decorating the tree...and got all the lights to work. We have terrible luck with that! ha.

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  27. Dear Betsy, what a beautiful, white winter world you show us! And your lucky cats, who have a warm and loving home! But most of all I think it to be so wonderful, that Harry shows so much initiative. Your boys always look so relaxed...
    Blessings Christel

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    1. Lately we have had all the cats inside at night....that's quite a crew! haha.

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