No, not idea...ideal. More on that later.
First, the wintery mix. We are in the middle of a winter storm. I just checked the weather at Channel 7, the ultimate Little Rock area tv station in my mind, and now they are predicting that we are going to get slammed all day, with it wrapping up midnightish. Ok, fine by me. It's my ideal day. See where this post is headed?
So, we get up and it's sleeting like mad, and Lynn said that the boys and I aren't going ANYWHERE today, whether they cancel school or not. I said "yes sir" quite happily. When I was a police officer, back in the dark ages as Jacob likes to say, I had no choice and had to drive in this mess. I no longer HAVE to do (well, so far anyway) so I DON'T do it. I stay home. And I'm blessed with a husband who has more common sense than almost anyone I know and he had the foresite to cover the woodpile with a drop cloth, so we have a stack of dry wood to put on the fire he was kind enough to build for us before heading out into the elements to win the bread and bring home the bacon. In other words, he's working this morning, then stopping by the grocery store on the way home. Yay, Lynn!
So, the boys and I are having an "ideal" morning at home. Jonah has been in his cozy little bed, watching "Tom and Jerry" cartoons on dvd. Benjie is wrapped in his comforter on the blue couch (you know the one, the most comfortable seat in the house, the one we all fight for on Sunday afternoons and wintery mornings) watching "ScoobyDoo" and Jacob is sleeping. Me? I'm drinking another cup of coffee made yummier with real cream-none of that fake stuff for me-and surfing the web. I've caught up with a high school friend and a college friend on Facebook, texted Melissa a half dozen times and Lynn once to add waffle makings to the grocery list, and found some fabby new-to-me-blogs. I'm formulating a plan for showing them to you. I have several, so I'm thinking I'm going to spread it out over a few posts.
The starting point for blog-searching for me is my friend Susan's Between Naps on the Porch. You know Susan if you've read my blog much. Her fabulous porch was the inspiration for my own porch, and she drew my name on one of her giveaways, sending me a totally gorgeous and unexpected Christmas gift. I've emailed her enough over the past couple of years that I refer to myself as her "favorite stalker". I'm sure she would agree with the "stalker" part-"favorite"-maybe not so much.
Susan hosts Tablescape Thursday, a fun little blog party where bloggers post photos of fabulous tables set for fun events-some real, some imaginary-and then link to BNOP. It's wonderful surfing on a snowy, sleety (um, yeah..that IS a real word) morning with contented little boys leaving me alone. So today, when you check out Susan's darling table, check out some of the others too. But pay lots of attention to this one if you are a French Country nut like me.
Talk about inspiration! I went a ways back into her archives and wow! Does she know how to decorate! Beautiful stuff. I want this and this and this...um, huh. Oh, heck..anything you see on her site that you want to bring to my house...would be ok with me!!
Enjoy your day, whether it's an ideal or not. It's the only January 29, 2010 you'll ever have!!
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