Saturday, December 20, 2008

Let it snow and snow and snow and snow and snow

Holey Carps! It's snowing again. And again, and again! Just like so many other parts of the country, we have really been having the weather so far this winter. We get blessed with what they call "lake effect" snow--part of the joy of living on the shores of Lake Superior!

A friend of mine--I met her through a little shop I used to consign my crafts at and through doing craft fairs--has just opened a little consignment shop. We got to talking and she asked me if I'd be interested in working here now and then...fill in and for when she needs a day off. Sounds good to me! Gets me out of the house once in a while and out amongst the peeeples. I'm here right now, it's my first day. Sadly,we are experiencing some of that "lake effect" snow I was talking about before, and there aren't too many people out and about today. I've only had one customer so far.
Happy to say, we did get our tree up. Kind of a funny story....every year we buy a tree from this funny old character-- hubby actually used to work for him when he had a logging company back in the early 80's. He now is retired (I would guess he's about 86 or 87) and sells trees from his front yard every year. This year we ended up coming so late that he only had 6 trees left--and 5 of them were pretty sad looking! (picture Charlie Brown). He refused to take any money for the tree...but insisted that the only way we could have one tree was to take 2 of them home with us! LOL He said he just doesn't have the heart to burn them...never has in all the years he's been selling them and isn't about to start now. So now we have 2 trees, one in the living room and the other propped up out in the snowbank. I think I'll ask the kids for help in stringing some popcorn and making some bird friendly ornaments for our little chickadee and grosbeak friends.
Well, I guess I'd better get back to work! lol Have a wonderful Christmas, all my dear bloggy friends!!

17 comments:

Tara said...

It's warm and muggy here...you can have it. I'd gladly take the cold.

CEDAR JUNCTION said...

I'm sure your little birdie friends would enjoy a tree of their own - especially if it is trimmed with lots of edible goodies!

Currently, we are enjoying 78 degree weather. All good things will come to an end. Our forecast calls for freezing rain. I'll enjoy it while it lasts . . .

Stay warm,
Teresa Yates

Kathy-Catnip Studio said...

We've been having snow here in Northern California, too! Merry Christmas, Karen :-)

Sandra Evertson said...

I love your tiny Santa Shadow Box!
Sending Season's Greetings and Holiday Cheers!
Sandra Evertson

Pieceful Bits said...

That shadowbox is adorable! We live in NW IN so we get the lovely lake effect snow from Great Lake Michigan:D Gotta luv it.

Happy Holidays and thanks for the comment on Mr Candy Kane:)
Julie
piecefulbits

She'sSewPretty said...

Karen, I hope you have a wonderful merry Christmas!! We have had snow here once in the last ten years so I wouldn't mind a little snow! Send some of yours! LOL

Junie Moon said...

I've reading about the winter storms in various parts of the country. In a way, I wish we could have snow for Christmas, but the ensuing power outages and dangerous road conditions make me glad I live in Tucson. I hope you stay safe, warm, and with power.

Leigh said...

I just wanted to pop in and say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I am having a little giveaway, if you want to visit and enter!

James ~n~ Amber said...

Merry Christmas to you and may God bless your family this season !

Amber

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

HI Karen ..
What darling pictures..that santa shadow box is wonderful ~!!
We are covered in the white stuff too ..Love it for Christmas (:)
Merry Christmas ~!!
hugs, Patty

Amy said...

I had so much fun getting caught up and seeing all your goodies. You are a talented one!!!
We have had single digit weather and my house has had frozen pipes in one bathroom for 3 days. Thank goodness we have 2 bathrooms!! :0
We get the lake effect snow and cold from Lake Erie!!! Lots of ice and lots of snow!
Amy

Kathi said...

that Santa shadowbox is darling! so cute and retro!
thanks for stopping by my blog! my neice loved the bag I bought for her, btw. So did I!
Merry Christmas to you and your family :)
Kath

Alison Boon said...

Wishing you a very happy Christmas. Lots of blessings for you and your family

Lallee said...

Merry Christmas! Thank you for all the inspiration you share all through the year. Blessings to you and your family.
~Lallee

iSew said...

Merry, Merry Christmas Misses Kwitty. Enjoy the snow. I don't get any and I'm so jealous.

Gina2424 said...

Cute tree story! Cute red bird and cute monkey pouch. Happy holidays!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Just stopping by to say that I hope you and your family had a lovely Christmas!! Best wishes for a wonderful New Year, too!!

xo
Becky

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