Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Baby, It's Cold Out There

No joking, it was 3 degrees this morning. Brr. That meant another two hour delay for the kids. Which meant that by the time they climbed into the bus, my dog was wired up. Otis, the dog, and Art, my youngest, cannot be around each other for any extended period of time (think 5 minutes) without a boisterous romp ensuing.

I don't romp. Especially not with a dog half my size. Sometimes, I really miss my little beagle!

Being as I don't romp, and Otis had an excessive amount of energy, I took him on a walk. Outside. In 3 degree weather. While it snowed. Call me crazy, but it was worth it as Otis is now curled up under, well not exactly under my desk but more under my desk and chair. He's a warm wonderful foot rest on chilly mornings. Even if he snores.

Here's some pictures I snapped during our walk, for those of you that are stuck in the warm places in the world. Stephanie.

As we started out (you could tell he was pondering if it was worth it)

Otis staring at. . .

the frozen creek

I love this picture of him with the snow on his nose!

The mountain behind my house (with blue skies peeking through-Hallelujah!)

Monday, January 19, 2009

What Makes Me Happy

I was tagged by my wonderful CP and friend, Gillian, to list six things that make me deliriously happy.

1. A child's laughter-I love listening to a child laughing, there's something so right about it.

2. My house when it's clean, which lately has been rare because the kids have had a ton of snow days.

3. A book that makes me forget that my house isn't clean and my laundry isn't folded, and further, makes me not care!

4. Pepsi. 'Nuff said.

5. My husband teasing me over some silly little thing. After 18 years, I love that he still cares enough to flirt with me.

6. Rocking my youngest to sleep. Because it won't be long until he doesn't want it anymore. sigh.

I am supposed to tag six more people, but I figure everyone I know has been tagged. If you haven't and you're reading this, consider yourself tagged!