Thursday, 22 November 2007

It's a Marshmallow World

It looks like Old Man Winter is finally here. This is the scene as I look outside of my garage. You can see my driveway, the crab apple tree on the right and our wooded area on the left.

Problem with this photo is what it doesn't show you. It doesn't show you the ice pellets coming down making the roads very slippery. So slippery, the buses were cancelled today for our area and this causes many problems.

Problems

1) Since the buses aren't running because of bad weather the kids are home today.


2) I picked up a copy of The Friday Night Knitting Club and was planning to read it today. I can't, because since the kids are home today, I can't seem to find a quite place in the house to read. I move to one room and they follow me there only to start an argument (this is a never ending cycle)

3) Since the kids are not being constantly occupied by school activities they assume there is nothing to do, so in comes the whining and complaining. I won't let them watch TV all day, so it seems I've taken away their only source of entertainment

4) The kids need mittens. They younger ones at least as the teen is too cool for warm hands. After digging in the winter box, I find all kinds of scarves and hats. I also find one pair of pink mittens and 6 single mittens. So in order for my kids not to get teased about wearing mismatched mittens I must, at great sacrifice, knit mittens. Did I already mention I hate knitting mittens????




5) Tomorrow is a PD day so there's no school tomorrow. This makes it a 4 day weekend for them....and for me!

Until next time
Yours in Yarn,
The Fibreholic

5 comments:

Georgie said...

Lovely lovely snowy scene, but bummer that youre trapped with the kids!

Maybe you can suggest they do chores if theyre bored? Pack away all their summer clothes? We always found something to do quick smart when the alternative was chores!

Lisa said...

I hope day two goes better!

Why is that when a parent is doing something they actually enjoy, the kids will conspire to be as disruptive as possible? On the other hand, if I am working around the house, they seem to find endless things to entertain them.

Stay strong!

Rose said...

Hello-I just finished reading The Friday Night Knitting Club-I liked it. It did not mention really anything much about what sort of yarn was in the shop or their projects that much. It does give you a glimpse into what true friendship is all about and that I really liked. It is funny, too. I recommend it-I am also a knitter. Blessings, Rose

Nancy said...

I finished that book and sent it home with my Grandaughter. I won't talk about it though since you are going to read it.
I usually make mittens for charity and this year haven't made one yet.
Oh my.
That picture is beautiful. I love snow when I can sit and look at it, but not to drive in.

Cottage Contessa said...

Your Marshmellow world looks very pretty to me! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I really appreciate it and hope to see you again soon! Take care on the icy roads!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)