Monday, December 28, 2009

It's Snowing!

I know everyone in the Midwest and on the east coast is probably sick to death of the snow, but it thrills me to see everything coated in a couple inches of the white stuff. Yes, I may change my mind when I'm driving to Kalamazoon later today, but for now it's so pretty!

The hockey game on Saturday was a lot of fun. Our seats were on center ice, and while we weren't exactly on the glass, we had an awesome view (well, we did when the tall guys in front of us went to buy beer).

The pie-baking and side-dish making for Christmas dinner went better than expected. I was most impressed with my ability to get everything on the table at the same time. Generally I'm very good with timing and never keep anyone waiting -- except for cooking. Inevitably the vegetable will be the first thing ready and we spend ten minutes waiting for the rice while the meat "sets" longer than it needs to.

I'm at my sister's right now and we're getting ready to run a couple errands (including Target!!!) then we'll camp on the couch watching movies until it's time for my middle-school get-together. Tomorrow morning I head back to Detroit for my final week of caring for my grandmother. Did I tell you I extended my stay until the 6th? Hopefully my house and my dog will still be standing when I get there.

I hope you had a good weekend and have a wonderful week.


Natasha Fondren said...

Wonderful, Melanie! I'm glad you get the extra time. :-) I'm a little jealous of the snow, though! To be honest, I miss it. I miss vacation and the snow. I don't like to work when there's snow on the ground.

Erica said...

Sounds like you're having fun! Be careful as you head here - it's snowing a bit...

Glad you got your time extended and that you had a good time at the hockey game!

Go ahead and take the snow back with you!! LOL :o) Enjoy the rest of your stay - if you come to the mall in Kzoo - pop in and say hi :o)

Janna Qualman said...

Target is worth celebrating!! :)

Yeah, I'm tired of the snow, but we're not stuck in like we were just a few days ago. The roads have been well-maintained, so it's easier to deal with.

Have a great time with your sister!

Nadine said...

I'm jealous of the snow! So fun!

I cracked up about the rice because I am terrible at cooking rice and the hubby and I always seem to be waiting for the rice to cook longer while the rest of the food is ready.

I refuse to get a rice cooker - I'm determined I'll get the hang of it one day.

Enjoy your extended stay!!

Robin said...

I think we went to the same cooking school.

I'm so glad you're having a nice time with your family!

JLC said...

Glad you are having such a fun me with your family and friends!! Enjoy the snow!!

WendyCinNYC said...

Yay for snow! Send some this way, please.

Melanie Avila said...

Natasha, it's been fun, but the slippery roads were not. I'm still not complaining.

Erica, I was thinking about you as I drove down MI-6 from Grand Rapids to Holland, then to 131S to Kalamazoo. Those were the slippery roads!

Janna, it was SO great! And we went to Costco. :)

Nadine, I would LOVE a rice cooker. I've told Ibis that's the first appliance I want when we can afford it.

Robin, there's a school? :P

Thanks JLC!

Wendy, did it arrive yet?