29 January 2009

and also, vitamin c has a grotty aftertaste

the boys enjoyed a two-day holiday from school, compliments of a ten inch dousing of snow.

so we did a bit of this

and quite a bunch of this

(please note my sweet housing development on park place/boardwalk, through which i methodically annihilated the competition. go me.)

when i wasn't tramping through drifts with my camera or getting trounced in a game of blokus or memory, i was busy developing a cold. my personal recipe for curing the common cold goes like this: slog five miles on the treadmill, read an old novel, eat some sweet rolls. voila.

so far it hasn't worked, but i haven't given up hope on the rolls.

digression: so the novel i'm reading is set in eighteenth century scotland, and as a free bonus i find the ever-present voice in my head speaking with an accent as i go about my daily routine, uttering phrases like i didna ken vitamin c would taste so verra vile, or mentally referring to my kids as laddie or bonny lass.

and now i am off to read a wee bit of LOTR to my firstborn, and possibly hit the sack early. after another sweet roll.

good night, dear friends.


Love said...

lovin' that slug bug picture!
and how cute is elle in the post below?!
you really do go around the house talking like that then, don't you?! love it.
feel better soon!

angie.a said...

LOL at your annihilation of the competition. :D Pretty snow...mine is melty and kinda gross right now.

Anonymous said...

brilliant pics Nic. :D I hope you get to feeling better soon.

I used to work with two guys that were on a work transfer program from Scotland - there are now certain words that I will never hear quite the same again. And I was also struck by how both of them always had endearing names for everyone. I specifically remember one always called me princess. (shh, don't tell Chris.) Wow rambling in your comments.

You might try adding a little hot cocoa to your recovery routine. ;)

Jenn said...

hope that recovery routine kicks in quick for ya ;)

I love how you can make the ordinary feel so special...that takes someone with extreme talent. I've lived with a lifetime of snow...and would never usually wish for more of the white stuff...but your photos make me want to jump right in :)

take a bow Jenn

kris said...

Blokus! Hot chocolate! Sweet Rolls! Pretty soon you'll be begging for more cold!

Kimberly Vanderhorst said...

Oh I do hope the cold doesn't properly materialize!

PiaTillys Boutique said...

Oh sometimes I really miss living where it snows and how pretty it looks when it first falls like that! But it looks SO cold and that part...I certainly do NOT miss!

Hope you get to feeling better soon! :)


Kristen said...


I can not get over how amazing your photos have gotten - incredible! i love seeing life through your lense and reading the words written by your pen

thank you!