School is closed again today because of snow, well, because of icy roads, really. The roads around us are fine, but apparently the roads to everywhere else are still awful, including any roads I might want to take to run errands today.
From the kids' perspective, snow days are way more fun when there's some actual snow around instead of a thin layer of crunchy stuff that refuses to melt.
Or, possibly, the fun comes when you have a mother who isn't shaking her fist at the sky while trying to figure out how to 1. keep you from strangling your sibling while in the throes of cabin fever, 2. deal with a convalescing cat who has decided, since returning home from bladder surgery, that she prefers to sleep IN the litterbox, & 3. get orders out the door (& to the post office without hitting any black ice) while also preparing for a big show this weekend.
I am very nearly philosophical about the situation; if school is off again tomorrow because of the snow that's supposed to show up tonight, I might even start to find the whole thing funny.
First thing on my list for
the first moment I'm able to think about something other than holiday wholesale & shows, which will probably be sometime in January next week? Finally getting serious about some window quilts for our back hallway, which is lined with lovely old single-paned windows, & which is also either roasting or freezing for half the year. I keep translucent shades on them all year round, & have been considering adding some actual curtains since I painted the walls back there. Now, though, thanks to this post at two straight lines + a lovely small version of a Denyse Schmidt pattern I saw somewhere online yesterday (you'd think I'd remember to take notes about my blog wanderings by now) + the kona sale at Hancock's, I think I've finally got some clear ideas about how to get some real quilty insulation up there. Maybe I do hope it stays cold a little while longer.
[Edit: the small lovely quilt is at Pink Chalk Studio, whew. Also, the craft geek in me is delighted that she lists the exact colors she used. & look, there's my beloved Road Trip on the back!]