Snow, Snow, SNOW, SNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It snowed last night. It snowed enough last night that we couldn’t get out for church this morning. It was the kids’ Christmas pageant so I’m kind of disappointed we didn’t get to go. At least Robbie wasn’t in it. Our breakfast this morning were the muffins and cookies (oatmeal raisin) our neighbor brought over yesterday. They were very very good! We spent the day playing, and I even played the piano for a little while! Ryan took the snowblower out and cleared about 6 inches of snow. Robbie and I went out and shoveled and made snow angels and threw “snowballs” (handsful of snow since it’s not snowball snow) and went for a walk around the block. We were outside for probably 45 minutes and we had a blast! I do need to get him some snowpants though. I took a few pictures outside, but it’ll be a day or two before I get them uploaded. Robbie had his first taste of hot chocolate when we came in – I didn’t make his super hot, but in trying to make his not too hot, I made my way hot. But it was good. Robbie liked it – his had marshmallows on top, and I had French Vanilla flavor.

I made meatloaf for supper. Shortly after I put the meatloaf in the oven I remembered that I’m supposed to make cupcakes for Robbie’s Christmas party at daycare tomorrow. Ok, so I decided I could make cupcakes from scratch. But the frosting would have been a problem since I didn’t have any powdered sugar. So I got my boots and jacket and hat and mittens on and headed out the door to the little gas station/grocery store about 4 blocks away. I went for a walk – it wasn’t that bad other than the snow. It was blowing a little bit, and when I got home I was quite toasty. I probably could have done with one layer less than what I wore. But at least I was able to get a cake mix and a can of frosting.

After supper Ryan went out to snowblow again and cleared away another probably 5 inches. And being the nice guy he is, he did our neighbors’ driveways and sidewalks. And being the nice guy he is, he’s going to be shoveling in the morning because he ran out of gas and there’s no more in the can in the garage. Oops. But that was nice of him to help out our neighbors. After I got Robbie tucked into bed (Ryan said goodnight to him before he went out with the snowblower), I got the first batch of cupcakes out of the oven and then made my last weekly phone call home for the year. Next week I’ll be home!!!!!!!!! I got the second batch done – I can only make 12 at a time since I only have one cupcake pan. I got some good crocheting done tonight and I’m almost done with one more Christmas present. Of course, we watched the Survivor finale. I was quite surprised at who won the million dollars, but I guess the jury thought that Survivor was deserving.

Off to bed now – it’s already WAY late since I need to be up in less than 5 hours.

High: 19
Low: 9
Current: 10

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