Sunday, January 31, 2016

Waiting on the storm

It seems like all weekend I've been just waiting on the huge storm that is forecast to hit us here in Colorado.
It did start to snow overnight last night; here's what my patio looked like early this morning.  I love how the snow bunched up on all the crevasses in the stones!
 Snoopy was playing in the snow this morning; look at his snowy nose!
I hope that, if it does snow, it snows A LOT as is predicted.  Because if it snows a bunch but not enough to keep me home from work -- my commute will be pretty awful tomorrow!
The photo above is me in my Happy Bunny pajama pants, with a heating pad wrapped around my right foot.  Because apparently, I have no shame I spent all weekend inside and off my feet -- not due to the snow, but the fall I took in the parking lot of the gym Thursday night.  That's what I get for exercising, huh?   I sprained my ankle pretty good and couldn't drive, or hardly walk.  Dennis drove me to work Friday and I limped around, so that by the time I came home my foot was a swollen mess. After this weekend of rest, it is beginning to feel better.
So, I spent a lot of time making Valentine art over the last couple of days -- as evidenced by this chaotic mess!
I wish I could show you what I made -- but most of it was for a swap and/or will be going out in the mail soon so I don't want to spoil the surprises.  Here are a couple of pieces that are staying home with me:
I love the photo of this woman, an actress from the early 1900's.  I put her in a little compilation of pretty things; not sure what I'll do with this but it will be a part of my Valentine's Day decor, and it makes me very happy.
In this piece, I used another favorite photo that I purchased from a thrift or antique store a while back; the women look so cute in their warm winter coats and I just love that special purse the gal in the middle is holding!  I framed it in a cardboard photo holder and added a phrase the photo always brings to mind: All dressed up and no place to go.  It's not finished yet; I'm not sure about the washi tape along the edges...
All in all, a restful weekend.  I love Sundays; now I'm looking forward to watching Downton Abbey, and hoping for that big snowfall.  I hope your weekend was lovely, too!

6 comments :

Linda Sue said...

your patio looks like something yummy sprinkled with powdered sugar! And SNOOPY!!! what a cutie beagle nose! So sorry about your foot! DANG! They take so long to heal!!! DANG! lovely valentines in your usual fashion, just gorgeous!

Kathy said...

It sounds like you had a lovely day, sans the ankle. I hope it is healed soon!

Marrianna said...

The snow arrived about 6:00 am this morning even though they predicted it would start at 11:00 pm last night. But it's snowing and I am so fortunate that I don't need to go anywhere. Today will be a day of sewing on a quilt from my recent beginning quilt class, some walking on the treadmill, and some housecleaning and laundry. Amazing how much I like to do the housekeeping stuff when it is snowing outside. Hope it snowed heavy enough at your place to keep you at home.

Marrianna

Lorraine said...

I was going to ask how you did that with the first picture thinking it was some kind of cake or cookie because it looked like frosting. So sorry about your foot. Your table looks somewhat like mine only I see a theme going on with yours, mine's just a mess of stuff! Feel better and stay warm.

Linda said...


“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?”
― Albert Einstein

Why a cluttered desk is the sign of a creative person n'est-ce-pas?

Or at least that's how I see it, and I'm sticking to it. LOL

Tammy said...

Yup! Exercise will kill you! I once broke my elbow while working out.
I hope your ankle heals quickly!