Sunday, December 12, 2010

Why I love snow these days.

Every day, when there is a burst of silence around here, it is usually for one of a couple reasons.
a.) someone is sleeping, b.) tv is on, c.)or the kids are making a "nest".
What is a nest? My kids think it is hilarious to take every pillow, blanket, stuffed animal and sheet, gathered together to make a huge pile where they jump, hide, and laugh.
I usually like this concept until I have to put it all away!
Now that the snow is here, there has been far fewer nests, because snow is far more fun to jump, hide in, laugh in.
Hooray snow! Other than the puddles you leave in my house, the cold spots you leave on exposed skin, and burying my car,I welcome you....until February.
Another reason I am enamoured by snow, is from a a story I heard the other day. A friend's daughter had been learning bible verses at a group she attends, and when the first snow came down, she burst out,
"Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. Isaiah 1:18.

Advent fail.

So it turns out this year is just like the rest. December hits and by the time I am through with the first two parties, I am worn out. That's right, it takes a lot of energy to party with a family of five.
Did I mention that is usually by December 5th?
So here we are in mid December, and I have yet to do one advent activity. On the bright side, at least the actual calendar is made. In all its tacky Christmas glory, it is done. I wanted to do it all "etsy", but it turns out I am too cheap to buy the cool fabric. I can't even say the name Amy Butler without a tear. ;)