Sunday, November 30, 2008

More on Winter!

Well it's November 30! I did it! a whole month of NaBLoPoMo, or in english.. posting every day for a whole month! Like today, some days i even managed to post TwIcE! Hopefully, I didn't resort to posting mostly junk. Hope some of these last 30 posts had something of value somewhere!
As busy as I am and as difficult as it was to remember to do this each day.. a part of me may miss it! is that weird? Anyone else who did this, feel this way? This may have been my spring board for becoming a more consistent blogger.

After impulsively writing that last post about winter. I started thinking of so much more I want to say about winter. Winter brings out the domestic goddess in me. I begin to crave eating and cooking family favorite comfort foods. The first snow fall Always inspires me to break out the cake recipes and cookie trays! Snow=Sweets in the Petals family! Thank-goodness we don't have it year round or we would all be Round! As my husband and my sons shovel outdoors for sometimes hours, I am in my nice warm cozy kitchen baking away and preparing the hot-chocolate for their return. Sounds very Donna REed, but it is the absolute truth!

Another winter-thought.. childhood memories of playing in the huge piles of snow, we seemed to get each year, ALL DAY LONG! Ignoring calls to 'COmE INSIDE now!" except for the occasional mitten change. Snowballs, snowmen, snow-angels, snow-forts! The entire neighborhood would unite for a daylong snow-fest! FAst forward to the snow-fests of my 3 boys .. and I mostly remember HOW long it took me to help them Dress for the outing, the long johns, doubled socks, plastic bags under heavy Velcroed boots! Two pairs of gloves! snow pants and sweatshirts followed by the bulky coat!(As a child, I didn't even own this much outerwear!) I don't know how my boys even walked out there, never mind played! come to think of it, when I spied on them out my kitchen window, they did mostly ROLL around in the snow!! It seemed like before I could bake a tray of cookies, they were back and The LonG procedure of helping them UN-dress and hang all the wet clothes in the laundry room would make me wonder if it was 'worth all the excitement' they experienced!! It was also quite time consuming to try and dry my dogs and melt the icicles that hung from their fur!!
miss molly without her doggie sweater!


Another plus of working from home for me is snow doesn't equal treacherous driving to get to work OR closing due to weather! If someone dares the drive to get their hair done, We always shovel the walks well, to allow them safe access to my place. EVen In the Deepest snowfalls, I have always had work because many of My neighbors are also clients, and have been known to put on their knee high boots and Walk on over.. through the severest snowfalls!
The only thing I don't like about winter is worrying about my kids driving on icy roads.
But if we are all safe and cozy at home, I look at winter and snowfall as the perfect opportunity to enjoy family movies,games and home cooked meals and treats.
(tomorrow is December first, Get ready for my holiday header unveiling! I am so little-kid-like excited!)

10 comments:

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

I turn SOOOOOOOOOOOOO domestic too during the winter! Ironically I'm sitting here watching it snow while I write this and wish I felt like going out to play in it! My girlfriend around the block has her Beauty shop in her house too and always says the same thing you do! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

You just don't have enough drama to write about. would you like a little of mine. lol hey and send me over a piece of that bundt cake will you...

keiths ramblings said...

You packed so much into this piece Lucy! I know what you mean about the kids driving in the snow. As one is now living in Dubai at least I only have 2 to worry about!

rosey said...

Your cake has hole in it!! Looks tasty though.

Giggles said...

I'm always domestic....but as I sit here typing the kids are making rolo cookies...you can search my blog for the recipe....they smell amazing.

I am laughing at how you bundled your kids....and the rolling around because they couldn't move...that was mine too....we had a small decline on our lawn and the kids rolled and sled down it for hours on end.

I always have that exhale when everyone is home during the snowy weather....nothing feels better...when mother knows everyone is safe. Oh we are birds of a feather...the hot chocolate...the cookies...the whole nine yards. Do you always make a better meal when you know everyone will be home that night?

Awesome post...brought back so many memories for me!

Love Giggles

Bitter Chocolate said...

I feel the same, I just want to be all sit-by-fire-while-drinking-hot-chocolate atm (the only thing that prevents me from it is the abbsence of hot chocolate and fireplace in the appartment lol). Still, I'm sooo excited and can't wait to go to Christmas markets...

forgetfulone said...

Such nice thoughts! Enjoyed this post. Love the comment about being "round" sweets.

The snow looks lovely! Down here in south TX we don't get any such thing. 60 feels cold to me! But it's so pretty. And a snow day would be so fun.

Blondie said...

I'm like you--I start cooking completely different foods during the cold weather months! Our winters are so mild, though, that I have never bought my kids snow boots or ski pants or any of the stuff I had as a kid--they would outgrow it before they ever got to use it! Remember that scene from "A Christmas Story" when little brother Randy is all bundled up and cries out, "I can't move my arms!" HA HA!

daisies said...

yummy cake!! and woo!! for finishing nablopomo, xo

mspennylane said...

Well done posting every day for the month! I actually think your posts were really good this month :)