Never Been So Happy For a Snow Storm!

I hate snow!  But today, I’m really happy that we’re having a big snow storm.  I don’t think I’ve been this happy about 12″ of snow in a really long time.  Maybe ever. Why am I so happy about all this snow?  Because it’s forced down time.  I don’t have to go anywhere because I can’t.  Isn’t it GREAT???  I love it!

WINTER SNOW STORM WARNING

The winter storm warning goes all the way until 9:00 p.m. tomorrow night!  As long as our electricity doesn’t go out, I’ll be home relaxing and getting ready for Christmas.  Yay!! I wasn’t sure how I would get it all done but now that I’m stuck at home, it shouldn’t be a problem at all.  The only thing I need now is some hot chocolate.

All three of my cats are sitting in the living room with me.  They’ve been a little annoyed this week with all the stuff from the truck in here.  They’ll be very happy when it’s all cleaned up again.  Hopefully it will be by the end of the night.  The kids are hanging out in their bedrooms.  It’s so nice that we’re not rushing around tonight going to meetings or out shopping.  I’m hoping that I can find some good Christmas movies on TV.

Warning Extended

The winter storm warning originally was scheduled to end at 9:00 p.m. but they have extended it to midnight.  After all the shoveling I did this morning, you can hardly tell what I did.  We were only supposed to get another 2-4″ but we’ve long surpassed that amount.  Brian from Brian’s Blog wanted to see pics so here they are!  The daylight ones are from earlier today and the night time ones are from about 2 hours ago.  I think there’s a lot more snow now. I’ll post some more pics in the morning.

Christmas is Coming!  Time to set some goals.

I really don’t like talking about Christmas before Halloween but this year is a little different.  My son has gotten to the age where coming home for Christmas doesn’t mean that he’s coming home for Christmas, it means that him and his fiance are coming for Christmas.

Unfortunately, she’s not as forgiving when it comes to the hoarding mess in my house as he is.  While it’s a hundred times better than it was 5 years ago, walking through the house still requires a bit of acrobatics.  Ok, it’s not really that bad but there are some tricky areas.

Anyways, back to the point.  For the past year, they’ve been staying at other people’s houses when they come to visit.  Do you have any idea how hard that is?  My kids are my life so it kills me that they have to stay somewhere else because of the mess.  It’s an awful thought has helped me to let go of a lot of things. It’s what inspires me to keep working on it.

I would be so happy if they could stay here at Christmas time this year so I need to get moving in high gear.  My main goal obviously then is to make the house nice enough that they will stay but that’s not really specific enough to start.

The living room will be ongoing but while that’s in process, I need to start working on the front porch.  My living room is going to look good but you can hardly get in the front door.  A clean porch will make walking into the nice living room that much better.   I think that I will give myself a week to finish it.  Today is October 26th so my goal date to have it completed will be November 1st.

A clutter mess on my front porch