It snowed early this morning. I was awake for a bit early and there was no snow, then I woke up at 7:47 (don't you love how digital clocks changed how we view time?) and the skylights were covered with a blanket of snow. I love having skylights over the bed - you can tell the minute your eyes open what the weather is like. :-) I finished (due to losing my turquoise skein of Stylecraft yarn) my guest chair blanket (it's in my view from my chair so I'm bringing color into our life.. :-) -- and so I finally began my long planned round granny pillow cover. It will live in front of the colorful ripple.
I have about 4 or 5 more rows to go on THIS side. I think I'll make a totally different color pattern on the other side.
Can you say.. COLORFUL?
Brightening up our world. Below is the dining room -- I love when it snows and the light reflects off the snow and it's so nice and bright in the house.The place looks so different with the big maple down -- there's not much snow, but it's pretty. There are downed limbs from the wind we've had recently.
We had a new housekeeper come for a few hours yesterday - just to clean the bathrooms and do a bit of dusting. She's a young lady I've known since she was born. She did a great job and the best part of having someone come in to help is it gets us going on some projects we've wanted to do. There were some plants in my garden window that needed pruned, re-potted and cleaned up. Hubby handed them all out to me to work on and he cleaned the garden window up and cleaned the leaded glass window above the sink. The bromeliad is from my daughter's wedding 12 years ago. Each year it sends up a new plantlet and the old ones die and I have to cut off the dead plants. I love how a plant becomes a part of the family, like the Christmas Cactus I rescued from my mother's room right before we lost her a year and a half ago. It's my connection to her that is alive - the one on the far right.
Dayle took this photo of the snow falling on his way to get The Oregonian newspaper and walk the dog.
My daughter is going to Skype with us in 20 minutes on my iPad - it will be our first time. I sure do miss the girls. I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)