Scenes From a Winter That Won’t Go Away

It’s February 5 and Connecticut has already suffered five winter storms. Today we’re getting rain/sleet/snow and I hear there are storm expected Tuesday and Thursday of this week.

Looking out from the inside the warm house, I will admit that all the snow can be pretty, but I’m not sure how much more of this I can take.  Luke broke the snow shovel trying to clear the snow off the wood shed after it started to collapse.  I stopped at the local hardware store this morning to ask if they had any snow shovels in stock.  They laughed at me.

That damn groundhog had better be right…

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Handwritten

My cousin emailed me to ask for instructions on making the little Snowkids I make every winter, and as I was writing out the steps for her, I was reminded of She Likes Purple and her handwritten post last week.  I loved that idea so much, I decided, since I’m in such a good mood today, to give you two fun things all rolled in to one.  Not only do you get instructions for making your own adorable Snowkids (or baby sock snowmen, if you prefer), but you also get them handwritten and illustrated by me.  Sorry, my penmanship used to be MUCH better, but this will have to do.  Enjoy!

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If you’d like to print the instructions for later, click here for the PDF instructions.

Home Again

She’s home, she survived her day at John Boyle’s Pet Resort. I took her for a walk by the river when we got home to make up for the fact that she was locked up all day. She spent the entire time we were down there on guard, so I couldn’t get a good picture of her buzz cut. They left a silly poof on her head that makes her look a little like an ostrich, but other than that, the new place did a great job. Check out this sky, I’m going to be so sad when we wake up from this dream and winter comes back.