Friday, January 20, 2006


Egads we got a ton of the white stuff last night. It was so pretty when we woke up this morning, but then I had to get out and shovel it. I shoveled a walkway from the sidewalk to my front door, and I think I lost about 10 pounds in water weight, because the sun was so bright. Now I know why people ski and don't wear much in the way of clothing--the sun cooks you!

My facialist tells me that I absolutely MUST wear a minimum spf of 25 every day here--I guess Denver has the highest rate of melanoma in the country. Go figure. We're the Mile-high City. The closer you get to the fire, the more you get burned, you know? :-) But some mornings I forget (I'm pretty low maintenance) and oops--I literally need both hands to count the new freckles that pop up. I always said (since I am fair-skinned and I don't tan--just freckle) maybe if I get enough freckles on me I'll look tan! Hmph.

So I got the kids bundled up in boots, snowpants, gloves, scarves, hats, etc. (Thing Two brought back memories of A Christmas Story when I looked at him, bless him) and Thing One downright refused to wear her snow pants, calling them "dumb."
Of course I downright refused to allow her not to wear them, explaining that she was going to feel even dumber when she walked around school in soaking wet jeans all day. I think she figured I had a point because we came to an agreement and the snow pants went into the backpack, to be worn during recess. Geesh she's such an eight-year old!

Hubby comes home late tonight (short trip) and I completely wasted my time last night. I stayed up until nearly 3am watching Into the West, getting totally caught up in it. Very well done, in my opinion.

I broke down and visited The Tattered Cover (Highlands Ranch location) yesterday afternoon, and I hate to say I was very disappointed. They didn't have much selection, and were completely confusing in the layout (as in they had several history sections spread out everywhere instead of in one place and easy to find) and after walking around for about five minutes I made up my mind that I prefer Barnes & Noble WAY more. They have more selection, and they have all those awesome published-in-house bargain books, which make great research tools for a history nut like myself.

In fact, I think I'm going to submit some of my picture book manuscripts to Sterling, their in-house publisher. Can't hurt. Worst they can say is "no thanks," right?

This weekend should be good. I want to relax and write and watch the Australian Open with Hubby. And I'm determined that we need to go out and build a snowman!!!

Have a good weekend, everyone!


Lowa said...

YOur daughter is hysterical with all this refusing to wear coats/snow pants stuff. My 10 yr old is the worst for that. My kids would give anything to have a reason to wear that stuff. YOu always want what you don't have, eh???

Sorry about the book store, that is sure a let down.

I wanted to tell you, there is a kit to make books. Like bind them yourself, etc. Maybe it is more work than what you got, but let me know if you are interested in any info. I bought it through our HSing group and have not used it yet, but really want to find the time to watch the instructional DVD. My 10 year old is writing a book about a dirt biking kid and the little ones often have me write down what they dictate to me. Silly little stories they make up, it is such fun! I really need to get my act together and make them into books.

Have a great weekend!

Unknown said...

Wow, you are much more friendly to the snow than I am. It started dumping here tonite and I am instantly grumpy.

So with the new enrichment schedule this year we are doing a monthly book club--and the first book is Pride and Prejudice!! I totally thought of you! I might just have to read it....if I can squeeze it in with my homework....ew.

Lara said...

Oh, DO read it. It is truly the most romantic story ever. And I mean EVER.

The Book Club thing is a great idea. Heh heh, guess who was just called to be the ward Enrichment Leader???


The Ramblin Irishman said...

Okay, two questions and if you want to email your answer that will be fine. Is a "ward" enrichment leader what I think it is? Does the name Relief Society mean anything to you?

My wife works at a local elementary school and she tells me about those who refuse to stay out of snow when they are not properly dressed. Not a pleasant day for them.

Last item: How can you live where you do and not be a Bronco fan? That is almost unforgivable.

Have a nice day.