Sunday, February 17, 2013

BACK TO BASICS

My lost weekend......mother nature again hit us with some on-again / off-again snow. Just a few inches here and there throughout Saturday and Sunday, but holy cow, the wind and bitter cold has been uncontrollable. It was one of those weekends when nothing much is planned. The stay-at-home kind when you never get out of your PJs. My husband had cleaned most of the house on Friday while I was at work, so I really had nothing much to do. Sweet!
Easter is around the corner, but I just can't seem to get myself motivated. I hate that uninspired feeling. I needed a good kick in the artistic butt. So, I grabbed some brushes and painted for fun. Just fun! I had a few small canvases sitting around .... and it was time to get them dirty.
Painting for myself always helps me get my groove on, clears my head, and rejuvinates my soul. After these small landscaping scenes are compete, I should be totally ready for some clay bunnies and eggs.
What do you do to get yourself "refreshed"?

Halfway through this painted....so far so good.

Monday, February 11, 2013

THE DAY AFTER....

Monday morning, and there is still no school for Julia. They called it off late last night due to the large amounts of snow blocking the bus stops....not to mention the snow, sleet, and rain which are forecast for today - can someone say "flooding"? Fortunately for us, we never lost power. And being home bound gave me a chance to to some serious housecleaning!
Though we had a mess to deal with, given that it has been a "snowless" winter, the storm was exciting. Saturday was still windy and stormy, but that didn't stop Julia from heading outside. By the afternoon, the winds died down and it was easier to shovel. Sunday was gorgeous and oh-so bright with all the freshly plowed piles of white snow. 
Here are some random pictures from Saturday during the storm.

I had to pull her out!
Julia standing on a huge snow drift. Yes, that is what is left of my car!
My hubby during the storm Saturday, trying to stay ahead of the mess.
The wind gusts gave us amazing snowdrifts. In some parts of the driveway you could see the ground, and then in other areas, the snow was about 5 feet tall. 
Chow for now,
Cyndi

Friday, February 8, 2013

NEMO IS HERE!

The winds are really picking up now. I hope all my friends out there in the Northeast are home, warm and safe. Can't wait to see what the morning will bring.
Chow for now!
Cyndi