Monday, April 27, 2009

Just as predicted....

GONE! All that snow melted away by 1 p.m.! And the track meet went on... for three very long, very cold hours! Those poor kids were so cold! And of course 2 out of the 4 events Melanie participated in were at the end of the meet! She did great - not first, but then who cares? It was her first ever track event and I'm very, very proud of her! I'm just happy to be warm right now!!! :)


This is what I woke up to this morning! See, I told you, snow can come at any time here in God's Country! It was cloudy and rained on and off all weekend! That was awesome because we so scarcely see any significant amount of rainfall! It got cold enough overnight to turn it into snow. And the wet stuff is still coming down! It shouldn't last much longer - they say the sun will be out by lunch and I'll bet this will melt off by dinner!

The unfortunate part, is today is Melanie's first track meet. I arranged to work from home (lucky me!) so that I could go, but at this point, I'm not sure they'll be able to compete. It's too bad because it's against the other middle school in Castle Rock (which just opened this year) and it's bound to be great! She has lots of friends from the other school competing as well. Hopefully it will be rescheduled and I can go!

And wouldn't you know, the weather is suppose to be in the 60's the remainder of the week!!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


I told you, by Tuesday the snow would be gone! And except for the places we had to pile the snow from the driveway - it's gone already!!! And the grass is looking greener already! Bring on the leaves and flowers!!!

Today we were in the mid-70's and plan to stay there for a few more days! Hopefully it's not just a tease before another snow storm!!! Last year, the last measurable snowstorm came in mid-May, so we are not out of the woods yet!!!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Circles, Circles and more Circles!

The CJ challenge of the month for April is to use at least one circle in your project! I created this card using lots of circles! The base card is from DCWV Box of Cards. I love to use these when making cards! The smaller piece of circle pattern paper and cardstock were all scraps (I can't part with scraps). I stamped the sentiment and used my circle spellbinders nestabilities to cut it out. The flowers are Prima Got Flowers. I used a pattern from the current issue of "Paper Crafts" to create this card. I plan to include this card in a package of cards I'm donating to "Cards for Hero's".

The snow finally stopped around 5 p.m. Much of it has already melted and the roads are full of "slush"! I'll bet most of this will be gone by Tuesday! I'm not going to be jealous of all of you who had warm weather today because we need the moisture so bad, it's worth a day or two of snow!!! Colorado is BEAUTIFUL!!!

It just keeps coming down!

Here is a shot taken at 10 a.m. this morning! I'm reading that Castle Rock has gotten anywhere from 12-18 inches of snow so far - depending on where you measure! It's wet and heavy and appears to now be melting as soon as it falls. They say this will continue for most of the day... lovely! I'm glad we have no urgent plans for the day! Maybe just a snowshoe walk in the park later!!! (Debbie - no the ski resorts won't stay open any later. After tomorrow only 2 will remain open. They just don't have the staff or the people who want to ski! It's going to be 70 by Tuesday - would you go ski or golf???)

Friday, April 17, 2009

Spring Storm

What a difference a week makes! Last Friday it was 60 and beautiful out! The Rockies won their home opener and I cruised up to the mountains to enjoy our final weekend of skiing this season! And now look at it.....
It's been snowing on an off since last night. We awoke to very little snow and unfortunately for Melanie school didn't call a snow day. I decided to work from home though, which turned into a very smart move on my part. Around noon I heard that they were having early dismissal at school and before 1, Melanie was home with me!

This picture was taken at 2:40. I'll take another one in a few hours to show how hard it's coming down.

It has been a busy week for us. We had fun skiing on Saturday at Keystone, although by mid-afternoon it got too slushy and we called it a season. Unfortunately on that last run down, both Melanie and Dan fell... neither was majorly hurt, but they both were sore. I thankfully finished unskeathed for the day! That night we went to see a play at the Backstage Theater in Breckenridge called, "Office Space - the Musical"! It was awesome! I highly recommend these local playhouses for good, cheap entertainment!

On Wednesday night we took Melanie to a concert in Denver. We saw, Fall Out Boy, Hey Monday, Cobra Starship, Metro Station and All Time Low. I enjoyed 3 out of the 5 bands! She of course loved them all! It was a standing concert, so needless to say after 5 hours on my feet, I truly showed my age! My legs still hurt!!!

This weekend I'll be studying hard! It's a good thing to do with all the snow! But then again, they're pushing us back into the 70's by late next week! I LOVE the weather here!!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Happy Birthday to ME!

Friday is my birthday - the big 43! I'm proud and happy to say I'm 43 because 9 years ago I wasn't even sure I would make it to 34 after my heart attack! But here I am!

Tommorrow is the Rockies home opener, but I chose to skip the game because we are heading up to the mountains after work for the weekend! We have 2 last days of Spring skiing left in us and I'm really looking forward to it. On Saturday night we're going to the theater to see "Office Space - the Musical"! That should be a lot of fun! I'm just excited about being away for a few days! Our weekend will end on Easter Sunday with a stop at the in-laws for dinner.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Easter Weekend!!!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Where did the big snow go??

We went to bed last night with the assumption that we were going to wake up to a blizzard this morning! They were calling for up to a foot of snow. This was the 3rd storm this week and we were happy it didn't happen during rush hour on a work day! Well I'd call all we've received so far a light dusting! (Weather-people have the best jobs --- they can be wrong all the time and still be employed!) It's still snowing and I suppose it could change at any time, but I was looking forward to hot water this summer!!! (A big joke here at our house because we get so little moisture in the high-desert!)

I was hoping the big storm would either get me in the mood to scrap or study. So far, it's done neither! So here is another card I made for Mother's Day last week. I'm thinking about some Father's Day cards. They're not quite as fun, but I do have a few good Riley stamps that work for men, so I'll try and get inspired!

What is your inspiration today?