December 18, 2009

I can finally talk about it...

{but first...textures are so cool}
okay
maybe I'm being a little dramatic
but
they declared it the worst storm in 33 years
and
when the university of wisconsin madison
shuts down
~which hasn't happened in 20 years~
well then
you know it's bad
~~
depending on what station you listened to
~when it was all over~
15.8 to 17.2 inches of snow fell in our area
in a very short time
and
then the wind showed up causing blizzard like conditions
then
our temperature dropped to -20
~
all of that in 48 hours
~~
party

the first photo
is our screened-in porch
which didn't take too much of a hit
but
the deck on the left side
still has at least a foot of snow on it
~~
after shoveling
and
watching my son do the snow blowing
I came inside and stripped off my wet layers
but
left my crazy leggings and socks on
just because the colors made me smile
I opened up the door in our bedroom
that leads to the above mentioned deck
just to take some snow photos
and
look at what mother nature had blessed me with
a snow heart
~you can see it can't you~
and
by the end of the day
I was still in my leggings but the socks had changed
~~
when you track in snow
and
your son tracks in snow
and
your dog tracks in snow
it's a given that your feet are going to get wet
and
you'll need a dry pair of socks
*

54 comments:

  1. The snow heart is so cool! I love your socks!

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  2. Love the pictures so cool! safe dry and warm and safe! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  3. LOve these photos and your socks...girl after my own heart!

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  4. That snowstorm was a blast!!! School was canceled in the evening for the next day so I called the neighbor kids over for an evening snow date with my kids!!! At one point I had eight kids playing and giggling and squealing in the back yard. I sent out hot chocolate and ate up every moment watching them and blissfully remembering my own childhood neighborhood full of kids playing in the snow. Snow days ROCK!!!!

    http://kidswithconscience.blogspot.com/2009/12/let-it-snow-let-it-snow.html

    p.s. your pictures are great as always! I'm a total textures gal.

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  5. Hey that you say the beauty in all the white crap shows just how perceptive and wonderful you are ! Love the heart ad I would love to hang out with you in your crazy leggings and socks any time !
    Stay cosy, Girl ! That big heart should help you get through !

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  6. we DO need happy socks and found hearts in the snow. just lovely.

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  7. I love the snow heart!

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  8. So sorry you ended up with all the white stuff, but on a lighter note... Yea!! So happy it missed us entirely for once!!

    That is an impressive amount, and the consolation is definitely a heart shaped hole in the snow on the window :) That and getting to wear cool leggings with warm and dry socks!

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  9. There's always something wonderful there for the looking.

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  10. Very cool! Photojournalism at its best!

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  11. How wonderful that you got a snow heart when the snow is so unwelcome. I love the first photo. Textures are very cool. I'm glad I'm not in the snow. I'm cold in 70 degree weather.

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  12. Great photos Beth. Love the heart, and the socks!

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  13. I love everything about your post today....the snow heart, snow textures and of course, your colorful socks & tights.

    Enjoy the snow!

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  14. brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. makes me cold. ;)

    as much as i am a 100% summer girl I do love the snow, but only a little bit.

    love the sock shots.

    xoxoxo
    keep warm.

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  15. cute socks. stay warm and dry and enjoy the view from the indoors.

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  16. great socks! btw...I saw the heart even before you mentioned it!

    Stay warm.

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  17. what a wonderful snow heart you have. isn't it great when nature provides us with such beauty. we're expected to get a big snow tonight/ weekend. but, i'll hold out until i see it. have a great day.

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  18. Nice shot, I like the hint of color behind the snow covered chairs. That's about how far out of the house I got that day. We got 16 inches. Also the socks rock!

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  19. i start the morning with one pair of socks and throughout the day i crack open a few more pairs. often ending up with the first pair at the end of the day because they have finally dried.

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  20. That's a lot of snow. Indeed you need warm, beautiful socks to keep the feet warm.

    I just love the snow heart left by nature just for you.

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  21. No wonder you hate winter and love Uggs. We usually get one, maybe two snows a season. Maybe 5 or 6 inches and it nearly shuts down the city.

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  22. OMG...I heard about the university closing...yes that is bad. But you gotta love a snow day, warm socks, and a little love by mama nature :)

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  23. The snow heart is really cool; so are your socks!!!

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  24. Like a beautiful winter-wonderland. I have a special softness for snowstorms..for shoveling out..and for getting all warm and cozy after. Gotta love those socks!!!

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  25. i need to own pairs of socks like yours. love them! love the heart image too!

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  26. Oh Beth, it looks freezing, yet beautiful! Digging the socks, me lady!

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  27. HOLY COLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ok, love the whole post. The texture pics are amazing, and the snow heart - wow! But the socks... I so want a pair of socks just like the 2nd pair... where did you get??? Oh please do tell... I can order, we can be twins... we do not get to -20 EVER (I think I would freeze to death) but oh I would SO wear those socks... and sit by my fire!
    Really... I need a website! hee hee.... my daughter and I LOVE socks and PJ's!
    Bfore you tell us where you got the socks, buy stock in the company, then tell tell tell!

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  28. My uncle taught at the university of wisconsin madison for many years... I remember that he had to teach no matter how much snow. He lived on a 50 acre farm in Brooklyn and sometimes had a rough time getting to the school. CRAZY!

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  29. you would have to wrap me in at least 3 electric blankets. i'm not built for that.

    hope you're staying warm and wonderful as always.

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  30. i love it all beth and wish i was there with you...drinking tea and just relaxing with good conversation and good friends...xox

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  31. ...this post makes me love winter...and that's saying something...

    Textures ROCK!!!

    oh, and so do your SOCKS :>]]

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  32. Now, that is a LOT of snow...but I wonder how many people actually got a heart.

    I love the socks...you looked all comfy and warm in them.

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  33. Loved reading this. The snow is heading our way. We could get the same amount, and the high winds as well. It will shut things down here for a couple days, probably. This wouldn't have been a big deal from where I come from in Pennsylvania, but it is here down in Maryland!
    (Textures are awesome).

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  34. I now live in Calif. but have lived in states that were notorious for the kinds of conditions you've discribed, so I so very relate!
    This kind of weather is scary & dangerious too. But the way you look at things and handle situations is ONE of the many reasons I follow your blog. Kuddos 2 you! Your family is very lucky to have you. You are an insperiation to us all!....(maybe that's why you recived the snow heart:-}... )Kittie

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  35. love
    your perspective and
    how the snow just dusts the chairs like that.

    and a good pen
    for when you need to be
    articulate, imaginative.

    peace.on.earth~

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  36. You are AWESOME.... thank you thank you thank you... I wonder if I will be able to get for Christmas... who cares. I am so excited!

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  37. Great pics!!! The snow looks great as long as it is at your house!! LOL! Love your tights and socks!! They are perfect!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  38. It is strange how we stumble upon a new blog. I have stumbled upon yours and I really love the snow heart and your wonderful words and photographs. I think I will follow along.

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  39. Thawing out with your feet up, I hope you had a nice fire going.

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  40. Instead of tracking in snow, my dogs have been tracking in rain... or playing in the water bowl just before I walk by...

    And how cool was that to have a snow heart on your door? That's definitely a little blessing of joy...

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  41. Hey if one has to be housebound because of crazy weather, then it's only fitting to be wearing crazy socks ;-)

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  42. Oh Beth it must be hard on you guys. Me begging for snow (but we only get a few inches) and you fully covert with it...But I'm gladd you can talk about it now and see the bright side filled with hearts and funny goofy socks. I love them.

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  43. Oh Beth you guys got slammed did'nt you. my goodnes. love the colorful socks and leggings, stay warm. our cold finally snapped and now I can see out my windows again. thank the lord. Stay warm!

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  44. you look pretty comfy in that snow. stay warm you guys!

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  45. Love those socks and leggings! We didn't get hit like that across the pond. Yikes. Not ready for that for another week or two, but you look very cozy, all the same!

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  46. Wow, what a storm. We just got a little dusting here. But you guys got slammed.
    We have twin socks, well, not really twins, causes the Sock lady socks never even match each other. But I love them :-)

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  47. I love the snow heart! And I h=am having the wet socks problem too, which RARELY happens in NC! I am loving it though :)

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  48. Wonderful images I love the colors of what I assume are prayer flags against the snow on the deck...and then the serendipitous snow heart on the screen door...how awesome is that?

    so glad I blog hopped by to discover your delightful photos!

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  49. I do like your 'mismatched socks!

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  50. Oh I love it! And your snow heart too!
    Days like this make me want to get all cozy and snuggly. They allow to you slow down and enjoy being trapped for a day or two. With warm socks(yours are adorable)and a good cup of something steamy.

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  51. LOVE your sox and snow hearts

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  52. I love the gifts of snow days! The juxtoposition of white snow, snow hearts and the brilliant fun colors in your socks was enough to make a girl nostalgic and smile all at once.

    Blessings!

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  53. Yikes!!! But I have to admit- you DO make the snowstorm look appealing! And get ready for the one today... I'm just sayin...(we get the ice)

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth