Sunday, February 20, 2011

When Life Gives You Lemons, Build Yourself A Snowman!

Well the weather is just not co-operating in the least this winter. Games Nite got cancelled again last night because of an incoming snow storm. We had planned on having it last month but sad circumstances meant that it would have to be delayed. Last night was supposed to be our backup date and I spent a lot of time getting everything ready, food, house-cleaning and surprises but we could tell from early in the morning that the snow was going to interfere. The last thing that we want is for our friends to have an accident on their way home from a dinner party. So when the snow had still not relented by late afternoon we postponed the event for another week. Maybe, just maybe, we will get a break although snow is forecast for just about every day next week.

 Look at that guy. Don’t you want to give him a hug?
Look at that guy. Don’t you want to give him a hug?

 The games were all lined up and ready to go.
The games were all lined up and ready to go.

 Two ounces for gentlemen, three ounces for pigs, four ounces for jackasses. Who’s going to measure anyway?
Two ounces for gentlemen, three ounces for pigs, four ounces for jackasses. Who’s going to measure anyway?

So, what do you do when life gives you lemons? Well if your lemons come in the form of endless snow you build a snowman! Doing all the housework yesterday meant that we would have the whole day to do what we wanted to for a change. What a great break! The snow was perfect, too. It was nice and damp because the temperature is just about at the freezing point so it didn’t take long to roll up three big sections. This is the first snowman we have made here at the new place. Hopefully nobody is going to come along and trash him like the last one we made. Maybe the hooligans won’t notice us out here in the country!

We have all kinds of building material for snowman building!
We have all kinds of building material for snowman construction!

The snowman turned out great! I would say that he is our best effort in years but, well, he’s our only effort in years. Doesn’t he look happy? What a great way to lighten up a dreary winter day!

 All snowmen should be just this happy!
All snowmen should be just this happy!

 Looking at the gazebo it’s hard to believe that spring is only a month away.
Looking at the gazebo it’s hard to believe that spring is only a month away.

7 comments:

Canadian Saver said...

Very cool!!! He's a really big guy, bet it took a lot of work!

Too bad about game night :-(

Marguerite said...

I was just thinking, thank goodness I don't have to be anywhere this weekend. The weather has been downright nasty lately. Looks like game night would be a lot of fun, hopefully you can have it again soon.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

HELLO WITCH!!! To start, I'm so sorry that I've been missing your blog posts--I always enjoy reading what you've been up too! I hope you enjoyed your Valentine's Day, who wouldn't with that great cake? Also, being a lover of snowmen, I have to say the one you built would be a great addition to any snow-covered yard!!
Hope you've had a good weekend, despite the change in plans!

Gill - That British Woman said...

that's the way to go, otherwise I think you would go crazy with the never ending snow.....

Gill

Jane said...

Your snow looks kinda deep! And more on the way? Well my snowdrops are buried yet again too BUT the difference is I know they're there and it won't be TOO much longer before they burst into bloom:) Hang in there!

Sisters of the Blog said...

asautbI love your snowman! He looks so friendly and happy.

Sorry your game night got cancelled again, but the good news is that you have a clean house!

I do hope you're able to have your friends over soon.

megan

JESSICA RENSHAW said...

Intrigued by your title so I hopped over from Connie's blog! I just can't think of you as a witch. I'm sure you're really a wonderful person!