Thursday, February 18, 2010

No shortage of snow...

Nope, we certainly haven't had a shortage of snow around here lately. Some people hate it, but actuallyI like it. Plus, I know that no matter how much snow we get, or how cold it gets, it's all temporary. Spring is right around the corner! That's the nice thing about Ohio...just about the time you're getting sick of the weather, it changes.

The kids have been enjoying the snow too...both playing in it and enjoying the time indoors. Scout, of course, would be more than happy to be outside in it all day, but he doesn't want to be out there by himself...so he comes in when the kids do. He's such a funny pup!

I've made a few treks outside as well. Yesterday I went out to play with the kiddos a bit and also to take a few pics of them in the snow, and we also had to do some chicken duty. Now this was a comedy of errors, let me tell you. For starters, I had underestimated just how deep the snow had drifted in our backyard. Secondly, I had to carry a 50 lb. bag of chicken feed out to the coop. Kendall was carrying the chicken scraps, and Noah was carrying the egg basket. Both kiddos were fully dressed for the snow...snow pants, heavy coats, waterproof mittens, hats, boots...you know the drill. Me - I figured I'd just carry the feed out, fill the feeder and then come back in while the kiddos were playing. So I donned my big snow boots, not the comfy little Land's End pull-ons that I wear for everyday running around, but the ones my dad got me from Cabela's so I could go play in the snow too...they're not the height of winter fashion, but they do keep my feet warm and dry!So anyway, we all got suited up and ready to head out. That bag of chicken feed felt heavier than the last time, I'd swear it! Or maybe I'm just out of shape...yeah, that might be it. So I got the feed up over my shoulder and take off out into the snow. In precisely 4 steps, I realized that this was not going to to as smoothly as I had thought.

The snow was DEEP, man!! Before I knew it, I was mid-thigh in snow. It was hard enough to walk, not to mention carry the blasted feed bag slung over my shoulder! Kendall was having a hard time as well, she kept falling down and getting stuck. Noah...well, let's just say Noah was pretty much stuck. The snow was above his hips, and he could not get enough momentum going to get anywhere without falling down. But somehow, SOMEHOW, we all eventually made it to the coop...and when we got there, we were all hysterically laughing. It was just funny! Then after we got the feeder filled up, the empty feed bag caught some wind and blew just far enough away that we couldn't catch it...and it didn't help that we weren't moving fast at all. Every time Kendall would get close, it would blow just a little farther away. I finally told her to just let it go, she was never going to catch it. Which sent us all into more fits of laughter! I guess we'll just have to find it this spring. LOL!

The kiddos wanted to stay outside, of course, but I needed to get out of my *now* very cold and wet pants. After I changed into warmer clothes, I went directly to the kitchen and helped myself to some hot tea. IT WAS SO GOOD. You might not think that hot tea could taste downright tropical, but this one does! I got it at a cute little tea shop down the street from my office called Teh Ku Tea Company. Just look at it...all those little bits of tropical fruits in there just make me so happy...
Yep, I'll be drinking a lot more of this one, that's for sure! Do you like hot tea? What's your favorite kind? I'm always looking for something new and different...

7 comments:

KC said...

Mmmmm. That does look like yummy hot tea! I haven't ever liked hot tea until a few years ago. I like the flavored green teas. I haven't ventured out to any other kinds yet.

Kate said...

yes! I love a good cup of hot tea. My favorite is Twinnings 4 Red Fruits tea. It's fruity and tart. Had it for the first time on our honeymoon, but was never able to find it here in the States, so I bought a year's supply on Amazon. Yummy yummy good stuff!

Or Lipton's Premium Pyramid Tea: White w/ Mango and Peach - mmmmmmm!

Rene' said...

love the snow, looks like u all had a fun time-your kids will love the memories!

terri said...

Your adventures in the snow sound downright frustrating, yet I can understand how it could feel so hysterically funny!

Wow, you guys must have a lot of snow!

Tea? I've never liked it. It probably takes some getting used to and I've never given it a chance.

Whitney said...

Thank you for the coupon advice! I really appreciate it. What a cute blog you have! Love it.

Kiki said...

I love the snow as well....in fact I tried to trick Ken into leaving for PA whilst they were in the midst of a snow storm...no dice, he watches the news. But, we did leave the day after and I was able to play in the snow and sled with the niece and nephew....I had forgotten how much fun it was and was so glad that I ignored my age (40) and went for it!!

Loving these snowy day pics!!!

Jenny said...

Jen, I love your stories! I grew up on a farm and those little moments that you keep capturing are the huge ones we remember!!! I love it! I feel like I am reliving a bit of my childhood through Kendall and Noah's adventures with you and Barry! Love it!!

 
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