Right now I'm listening to Christmas music and gazing happily at the gently falling snow outside.
Yep. we got our first "real" snow of the year a week ago! It starting snowing during the night and didn't stop till the next night. It wasn't snowing very heavily though, so we only got about 6-8 inches total. Like I said, it's currently snowing again and it doesn't look like it's going to stop anytime soon. =)
Last Friday, my bro and I had a bunch of our friends over for a game night. We all had way too much fun playing our special version of Pictionary for several hours. In our version (sometimes known as The North Idaho Homeschoolers Version;) there are two teams, one list of words, and whichever team gets through the list first wins. Plus each team is in a separate room with the list somewhere between the two, so you have to run out of the room, get your word, and run back to your team. Yep, it's lots of fun! After two families had to leave, the rest of us played Apples to Apples until around 11:30 PM. And yes, we were really starting to lose it towards the end there. *grin*
Do you know what happens when you're trying to open something that requires a sharp object, there are four guys in the room, and you innocently ask, "Does anyone have a knife?" Almost instantly, there are four assorted pocketknives being held out to you. I only needed one! ;)
Right now, my ewes are visiting Earl the ram at a friend's house. I'm sure they're having a grand time, but poor Maggie (aka The Nibblin' Lamb) is missing her mommy a bit. I've been spending extra time with her to try and make up for that. The girls will be coming home around December 8th. I'm hoping and praying for clear weather.
Oh, and the most exciting news - my Grandma Barbara is coming up from CA for a visit!!! She'll be here in less than a week. I think it's been about 2 or 3 years since I last saw her, so yeah, I am super excited and cannot wait! :D
I'm set for winter reading material for a while! I decided I needed to read The Hobbit again before the first film comes out next month. It's no fun if you can't point a finger and say, "That wasn't in the book!" Hehe - at least for me. Reading Ben-Hur, Wuthering Heights and David Copperfield for the first time, although I've only started Ben-Hur so far. I'm LOVING it!! The other two, Angel Train and The Parting, are just what I call "filler" books - light, easy to read in one or two days. Angel Train...well, I love westerns, but this one was rather poorly written (imo) and I found much of the plot twists and story line to be a trifle cliche...not to mention the heroine was rather irritating. The Parting I have read before and loved, so I thought I might want to read it again.
And lastly, something to think about...
This includes both those you meet in real life and those you meet online.
Well, I'm going to make some hot chocolate and curl up by the fire with a book.
Happy Trails, y'all!
Happy Trails, y'all!