After such a beautiful day yesterday - this was all today was good for..
I had a rip roaring fire! OOH I should get some marshmallows and...project of the day will be S'mores! So, beyond warming our buns we didn't do much. We did acquire a lovely old washstand that needs a little tlc before it finds a cozy spot in the store. The washstand had not been used in quite a few years and the best part of these finds is usually what you find inside of your find.
By the way, the boxes were still full of powder but it didn't smell as pretty as I think it did a few years back. Besides the smell, these little boxes made a cloudy and cold day warm my soul. Be sure to dig a little deeper, there is always a diamond waiting to be discovered.
Isn't it beautiful!
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils. Wordsworth
Take heart - Spring is near!
Welding is the word.
Here is the completed project from yesterday...
We are so proud of our little smoke stack! We have the entire town smelling like winter! The unfortunate part of our story is that today is going to be the first day in 2010 that we are going to be in the upper 60'S! Oh well, so it goes with Alice and Jay!
Jay had a new idea. Because I am not fullfilling my blogging duties he suggested that we show you what we are doing instead. Yesterday was one of our warmest days(52!) in 2010 so we went digging in the warehouse. We dug out a lonely table leg that had been hiding in a corner...
We ran to Lowe's and bought a sheet of plywood. Jay pulled out the jigsaw and started sawing. Until he tried to follow my lines! When I draw an outline, there may be one line or there may be 15 lines...
Last Friday we had a snowstorm in Sasser.
Snow has the ability to make the most simple objects stand apart. The pine trees on the side of the road suddenly looked as if they had been covered in vanilla buttercream, the old beat up cars that sit in abandoned back yards somehow turned into works of art, and a plain old window looks like it has a bedtime story sweetly tucked behind it's panes. It quietly goes about it's business, falling ever so softly, making the world a masterpiece of white. Do I find it so magical because we see it so rarely? I'm not sure but whatever the reason, I found myself trying to soak in every moment that we had together, me and the snow! I watched it fall, I let it cover my face, I made snowballs, I ate snowballs, and I threw snowballs! I watched it fall till the very last flake fell and then I walked around and just watched it glisten. Thank you to the Big Guy for the Greatest Show on Earth, YOU really made our day special.
The gray and gloomy days continue. We haven't seen a peep of blue sky since the middle of last week and I am ready for a little sunshine! Until the sun comes out, have a smile on me. Smiles are always in season at Alice and Jay!
We do have fresh clean floors