Wednesday, January 28, 2009

snowed in

I have not been away from this house in 4 days. Sunday was just one of those days and then a winter storm hit St. Louis which has held Monkey Pants and I captive here in this place of ours. We only have one car that is safe to drive in any sort of weather and Shane has to take that to work. So, today was day 4 of Mom and Monkey...stranded. It isn't an all bad thing being stranded. You don't have to get out of your pjs. No one knows if you do your hair or not. You find humor in the simple things. Like when I saw a recipe in the paper yesterday called "Uncle Jim's Wiener Winks" and laughed out loud and then called Beth and told her so she could laugh with me. Weiner Winks, thats funny stuff.

At about 3:00 today I thought I just might lose my mind if I did not get outside so I bundled up Monkey Pants for some time in the snow. Her first time in the snow really. She doesn't have snow boots and the snow is like 8 inches deep so I put some grocery bags around her feet and legs to keep them dry. Good idea eh? Monkey did not think so. Miss Monkey Pants doesn't talk a whole lot yet so I don't know exactly what she was thinking when I took her outside, but I think it may have been something like this...





So, our time in the snow consisted of me carrying Marlie around while she pointed and told me where to go which frankly got old real fast. That kid is heavy.

Tomorrow we might just get outta here. Maybe.

Work wise I am editing some shoots (Lacinys and Shebans they are coming!), coming up with some new ideas and thinking about fun projects that I want to do but probably never will for lack of time. Such is life.

The biggest thing I am working on is a new customer gallery site and new products to offer. I know what I want, I want SIMPLE. I want great, simple, and affordable. The only thing is, researching all of this and finding the best, simple solution...not so simple. I am getting there. I am close. It is weeks like this that I wish I had a business partner. I have had way to many conversations with myself in the last few days. Some outloud. Which only further confirms that I HAVE TO GET OUT OF THIS HOUSE tomorrow!

8 comments:

Jodie Allen said...

if you ever need to bounce ideas around i'm always here!

Katie said...

Last year we dragged E around in a laundry basket by a dog leash in the snow and we thought that was ghetto...

Amy R said...

We did the grocery bag thing last year because we waited too long to get snow boots. :) this year we had to take an emergency trip to Target to get gloves that would stay on and not get wet because Jensen kept saying "owie!" and holding her hands out after about 5 minutes outside. :) I wish I could be your business partner. That would rock. You would be super fun to work with. :)

Kristal said...

LOVE the picture of her crying/screaming. Too cute. :)

Myra said...

i would love to be snowed in with your two mugs.
i also wore grocery bag snow shoes many a time in my childhood. it builds character.

Armstrong's said...

Loved the plastic bags :) and of course the pics of Miss Marlie. Thought of you today as a took frozen yogurt cubes out of the freezer- good idea- thanks! Have a good weekend- hope you get out of the house- th e snow pretty much missed us!

Hannah Edwards said...

I totally saw that "Wiener Winks" recipe at Shop and Save - cracked me up as well!

Krystie said...

Awesome shots of her expression!