Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Dig In

Today feels like a day that we should just dig in and stay warm.  It is not near as cold as it was last week, but we have the snow today.

Most of the school districts closed for the day or had a 2 hour delay.  Not Max's school.  I got my boys together and we made it out the door a few minutes early.  We had to make sure we had plenty of time to get there and we actually made it. Wind was blowing and snow was everywhere.  We are lucky we did not have the super cold to go with this storm.  There was no ice on the road.  There was plenty of snow pack though.  I was thinking if we were to ever move to the North...I would have to drive in that every day.  So, I thought about it more as I drove.  I was not really scared and found it pretty easy.  I am hoping that if we ever move up there...I think I could handle it.

It is beautiful out there right now.  It is just too cold to care about going out.  The boys love the snow and we had so much fun playing in it this weekend, but we cannot do that today.  It is just too darn cold to play.  I am hoping that Max has early dismissal today.  I would love to just go pick him up and then just dig in here and stay warm.

Not sure what we are going to have for dinner, but we will have some thing hearty that will warm the body, as well as the soul.  It is going to be a nice evening with the family. Hopefully it will be a warm one in our house.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

12 x 12 step program

I have made it a new year's resolution to scrapbook more and more this week.  I have been lacks on it lately....but decided that this year I am going to start a 12 x 12 step program.  Get it? 12 x 12 paper....LOL at myself.

I am actually really excited about this....it may end up just being my program, but I am on it.  I have already done 12 pages this year.  I am so excited about it. I have even come up with a plan to get more finished.  I am going to print old pictures and then print new pictures.  I plan to scrap at least one page of each.  At some point I will be caught up...Ha Ha.  Are we ever caught up on scrapbooking?

So, the 12 x 12 program is something I am still working on.  I am thinking that I will put page kits together to sell each month.  I have not decided if I am going to sell it online or not.  I have 3 people who are willing to join a club that would meet once a month to do these pages.  I am hoping to get 3 more and if I do then I could do an actual stamp club.  6 people, 6 months, $25 and each person will be able to be hostess one month.  I love the idea. BUT, I am thinking that I can sell the page kits also.  I would put everything in the package that would be needed to make that month's page.

Not sure where this idea is going, but it will go somewhere.  I am hoping it might take off.  I just have to figure out how to mail 12 x12 pages without getting them all messed up.  How much is postage for something like that?  Would anyone actually be interested?  Why am I so passionate about this?  Would it be worth it financially?  How much time would it take for me to put these things together?  Would I be unhappy to turn my hobby into a business?

So much for me to think about.  Matt just thinks it is just another one of my crazy ideas that I will never go through with.  Hmm.....we will have to see.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Changes in a week

So, last week I posted about how weird it was for the weather to be so warm.  This week is way different.  My boys have been home from school for two days and we have all been couped up in the house....all because the temperature outside is less than 0 degrees. 

Yes, it has been super cold.  Forecast on Monday was for almost 7 inches of snow.  Instead...there was barely a trace of snow, but this insane cold weather that has got us all stuck inside.

Thank goodness Matt figured out how we can watch netflix movies on our Wii system.  It has been a total life saver for me.  I am pretty stuck in one place because my knee is jacked up.  So, I have been laid up on the couch and the boys have been running around mad.  Okay, not running around mad, but if we did not have the netflix....it would be way worse.  So far we have watched...Scooby Doo and the Monster in Mexico, Bugs Bunny 1001 stories, a Veggie Tale or two, and Astro Boy.  I am so thankful.  I has really helped me keep my sanity.

Last week we were out playing in the sunshine and warmth.  The last two days were have been couped up in the house wrapped up in blankets and trying to stay warm.  Amazing what difference a couple of days make.