Wednesday, January 30, 2008

I woke up yesterday morning to a great surprise, a snow day! I work for the school system here so I find myself, once again, just like a child, looking forward to those special winter gifts called snow days:>) (Paid snow days no less!) It wasn't particularly snowy, but the roads were icy from a thaw/rain/freeze cycle and there are a lot of country dirt roads in our district so school was suspended. Yay! I dont work more than 3.5 hours a day but those extra hours right in the middle of the day seem so much more productive. Afternoon is when my energy is lowest it seems. So I spent the day making some more hearts and listing them on my etsy shop, getting a little cleaning done (and I do mean a little!)and just enjoying the thought of not going to work. Then I checked my email and Polly at Counting your blessings emailed me to tell me I won the adorable Valentines banner above from Mary at Isabellas Closet! Isn't it pretty?! She is having a give away right now at her blog for another beautiful banner, you should run over and check it out! Today it was back to work as usual. This time of year it is hard to find things to blog about. The thrift shops seem pretty devoid of really good stuff, and I don't feel like braving the cold to go look. I am still trying to get up the gumption to finish painting the bedroom, it just isnt happening for me right now. I have exactly 1 and a half walls painted. It will get done but I'm not sure it will be this week! I pretty much go to work, come home, clean, mess around with a few craft projects and collapse in front of the t.v. waiting for bedtime. I visit so many blogs with women who get more done in a day than I do in a week, it amazes me and puts me to shame. I know things will pick up in the spring when the sun comes back, I just have to wait it out. I am checking out new blogs and visiting my long list of old friends so that keeps me happy too:>) I do see others who are hunkering down with warm soup, a warm blanket and their favorite old movie or book so I don't feel totally lazy! Ahhh, time to go hunker down and dream of spring. I'll see you all soon:>)

18 comments:

  1. I like your hearts, so pretty.... Congratulations on your snow day. I'm hoping for a nice big, stay home kind of snow fall too. We haven't had any of those in Central PA yet this year...

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  2. Lucky you! I used to work for the school system and I'd be doing the snow dance with my kids at night before bed! Now i don't get to enjoy snow days at home anymore. They are perfect for crafting! And I feel the same as you, so many women here in blog world run circles around me! And....I can't get motivated until I see sunshine peeking through the windows!

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  3. What a cute heart!
    Good for you to get a snow day and have more time for your crafts.
    I am waiting for promises of spring..one thing is happening, more daylight hours! That's a good sign..

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  4. Congrats.. I love the header. Im so glad you got a playday!

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  5. I totally love your heart and banner!!!

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  6. I am still waiting for snow.LOL...Mary

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  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Love your hearts...I placed an order this morning. They're beautiful!

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  8. Your banner that you won is so cute! Your hearts are so pretty - of course that toile one is calling my name :-).

    Manuela

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  9. kathy, Please count me in to the lazy club! Or as my son calls it the T.A. club, tired a--! Everyday I have such goals, yah sure, by nightfall, where did the day go?? Take care, before you know it the heat and humidity will poop us out!! Lori

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  10. That sounds like a good plan !! :) Congratulations on your pretty banner !!

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  11. Kathy
    I just received one of your lovely hearts from your Etsy. I posted it on my blog with a link ..... Hope that is ok. It is just so lovely. I think I may have to have another.....I just can't decide between the toile and the red checked!!!!!

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  12. Kathy, What a very lovely blog you have! Your handmade hearts are adorable.
    Glad you are please with your banner :-}
    Blessings ~Mary~

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  13. Congratulations on your banner!! The hearts are so lovely!! Have a fabulous evening!

    blessings,
    kari & kijsa

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  14. Love your banner! Congrats! Love your hearts too!
    Donna

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  15. Well, congrats, girl, on winning the precious banner.
    Ahhhh, what a precious heart. I am such a sucker for your pretty hearts.
    Hugs, bj

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  16. What a beautiful heart. So glad you've gotten a snow day. Hope your week is going well; mine has been long. Thankfully no grading this weekend,unlike last weekend.
    Alexandra

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  17. Congratulations...isn't it a great feeling when you actually win something. By the way...I love the little hearts you have been making. They are just adorable. Hope you had a good 'snow day'.

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