Sunday, December 13, 2009

Winter has arrived

Well, winter has arrived with a BLAST. We got over 12" of snow this past week..pretty much all in one day. Here is the blow up bear that we have outside. This is the first year for us putting it out. My brother gave it to us a couple of years ago, but we always seem to forget about it until after the fact. Since the weather had been nice we decided to take advantage of that...and glad we did..or it probably would not have gotten put up this year.
I ended up staying in Ames Tuesday and Wednesday nights so I could make it to work. I knew if I came home, I wouldn't get out until Thursday...or even Friday.
I was also being honored with an Outstanding Service and Volunteer Award from YSS and it was being presented to me during the noon hour on Thursday. That was another reason that I stayed in Ames.
It was really nice to get back home Thursday evening. I've had a nice weekend at home. I was able to get laundry caught up and pick up some around the house. Put on new flannel sheets that I'm anxious to try out tonight. I just love my winter flannel sheets. Nothing better when it's so cold outside.
Well, not much of a post, but that about sums it up for now. I need to shift gears soon and get my Christmas gifts wrapped. With Russ still not working, things are a bit sparse, but I did the best I could with what funds we had available to us.
Happy holidays to everyone.


Janet said...

That inflatable guy looks pretty cute (and very much at home) in the snow!
Congrats on the award, Judy! That's a wonderful honor!

Happy holidays!

Kristina said...

That bear is so cute!

Cheri said...

Hehehe, any more snow and you wouldn't have been able to SEE that you put the bear out this year:) He's cute! I'm very glad you were safe during the storm; hope you had fun riding it out at the hotel with a friend.