Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New WHITE Year!

Here is what we woke up to this morning.....13 1/2" inches of white stuff! It started snowing last night around 9:00p.m., but they were saying that we were only supposed to get between 4-8 inches. HA!!! Surprise, surprise! I guess they didn't get nearly this much near Detroit.....only a couple of inches down there. All the neighbors were out this morning shoveling & snow blowing & probably thought I was nuts for taking pictures. But do you think I cared? :)
Here's one of my wreaths that's around the garage light. I was planning on taking them down today, but I think I'll wait now cause they're just so pretty with the snow on them :)
When we opened the sliding glass door this morning, this is what we were up against. We had to let the dogs go out the front door to use the bathroom as they never would have made it through this!
I took this picture of our backyard through the sliding glass door & I love the way you can see the droplets on the door!
Another view of our backyard/deck.
Our front porch. You can even see that my other wreath got snow on it & it's hanging on the light under the porch.
Jim hard at work :) Take notice to who's car is in the garage ;) MINE!
One of the bushes in our front yard. Somewhere under there are some Christmas lights :)
Yesterday, Cindy & I went to Hobby Lobby as planned & I bought 2 Figgy Pudding paper packs (50% off) along with a really cool 'retro' looking silver 4 1/2' Christmas tree. It was originally $49.99, but I got it for $17.00! Couldn't pass that deal up! I won't be taking a picture of it until next year, though as it's already put away in a storage box.
It's supposed to get windy today & even colder tomorrow & Thursday with highs only in the low 20's, but then this coming Saturday, they're saying that the temps are supposed to be around 50 & it's supposed to rain, so all of this gorgeous white stuff will be gone by then :( But I'm sure this won't be the last we see of snow this year.

Last night, Jim, Cassie & I decided to go see a movie. At first, I thought we were nuts.....who goes to see a movie on New Year's Eve, especially when the movie doesn't end until 12:15a.m.? Well, apparently, we're not the only nuts people in the world as there were 6 other people seeing the same movie as us.....National Treasure, Book Of Secrets. Really good movie, although I think the first one was a little better. But I love Nicholas Cage, so I'll watch anything with him in it ;) As we were leaving the theater, I yelled "Happy New Year" to all the workers there :) I think they thought I was drunk or something, but I didn't have even one drink all night. And besides, if you know me, I'm not much of a drinker anyway.....I was just in a really good mood last night :)
It took us about 45 minutes to get home when it usually only takes about 15 or less. The roads were just starting to get covered & you couldn't even see any of the lines! So I just drove slowly & took a longer route that I thought would be cleared better (wrong!).
Today, we'll be taking down the real Christmas tree (we already took down my angel tree last night) & cleaning this mess.....I mean house! I love Christmas, but I'll be so glad to get my house back in order!
Also today, I start my new eating habits. I refuse to call it a diet because diets never work! No more ice cream at night, cut back on the portions I eat, drink even more water than I do now & cut back on Pizza (although that one's going to be really hard!). I could eat Pizza everyday of the week if my husband & daughter would let me ;) I'm hoping that when we get our income tax refund this year, we'll be able to buy an Elliptical or something. I loved my treadmill & really miss exercising!
I hope you all had a very safe & Happy New Year!
Benita

7 comments:

Sarah C. said...

Happy New Year! The snow looks so pretty. We *might* get flurries tonight. But nothing close to your snowfall.

With you on the diet but no diet. I think I'll be back to counting calories and more exercise. That combo worked well for me 2 years ago and then .... ;)

Helena said...

Wow, that's a lot of snow! Cool pictures. (You could increase the contrast on those and brighten them up a bit.) I think Christmas lights under snow look so pretty--but I guess you couldn't even see anything through that much snow!

Emily said...

Wow! We only got about 4 inches in Ferndale!

Happy New Year!

angel said...

this is so great! well i think so! we haven't had a white christmas since 2001 and hadn't had any real snow in over 2 years now!
Oh I wish I was there! have a blast!XOXO

Lorrie said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR GIRL!!!!!
Your pictures are fabulous! I want some snow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sue said...

hey, we got at least 10 inches! Not too shabby.
I love your porch. I would hang out there all the time!
Good luck with the 'non diet'. I'm going to not diet too!

Alex said...

Oooh look at all that snow, I wish we got snow where we lived but we don't mores the pity, that is the UK for you, well down in the south anyway, lol. We do live by the seaside and apparently its the sea air that stops it to a certain degree, so I try to live vicariously through others, lol xx