Friday, December 9, 2016

Preparing for a White Weekend

Sunday was just a glimpse of snow. The warm temperatures later in the day and Monday left just little traces here and there. Tuesday though, the cold came in and even pup, who loves it outside, did his business then wanted back in. It's the wind he doesn't appreciate blowing on his bits when he lifts his leg. Poor little fluff ball. We had blizzards in the far northeast corner of our state, Canada and northern North Dakota border. We held a state wide meeting on Wednesday and one of our colleagues was participating on-line/phone and mentioned she couldn't see anything out her windows but white. We are expecting 4-6 inches between Saturday late afternoon and Sunday morning. We had fluffy flakes yesterday, but they just seemed to blow around like flakes in a snow globe, nothing accumulating.

No furniture delivery as one of the three parts of the sectional still has not arrived at the warehouse. I'm really annoyed, disappointed, and frustrated that  it has been nearly nine weeks since we ordered, and still no delivery date confirmed as they won't until the final piece gets in and they won't commit to a date for that. I'll go ahead and get the living room tree set up, the stockings, a few other things, but won't do the village as that is where the risk of breakage would come when the furniture gets delivered. I probably won't bother now as it takes so much time, for so few weeks.  We'll see. 

I'll make a run tomorrow morning for the odds and ends for my Christmas baking and settle in for the weekend. Here's my baking-preparing list. I need it to stay cold now as I use my porch as an extra freezer. I have decided for my immediate work team to put together small boxes, Chinese food container like, of sweets and treats. I have the boxes and that will just be seven. Once I've cleaned up up my kitchen, I'll post my versions recipe of each of the treats, indicating which are (or can easily be) vegetarian, gluten free, or vegan.
  • Mounds bar truffles
  • Oreo Truffles
  • Nutter butter truffles
  • Caramel corn
  • Chex mix (always different as I wait to see what things are on sale to include)
  • Pumkin bread 
  • M&M cookies (DD will make these) 
  • Peanut blossoms
I have a change of plans tonight. My brother in law won tickets to see White Christmas at St Paul's Ordway. My sister was surprised he actually wanted to go. I got a call yesterday from my sister. He decided she might enjoy it more with a daughter, friend, or sister. Her single daughter had no interest, her other daughter had no babysitter, and she knew I would enjoy so I'm the lucky guest. She would have brought DD with her, my little musical lover if DH had not been willing to forgo wine club tonight. He really does wine club for my benefit any way. I borrowed a photo from the Ordway site to show how spectacular the venue is at night in December.





14 comments:

  1. Have a fun treat with your sil!

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    1. We're hoping to be in the city early enough for a glass of wine before the show and see the rink and skaters. maybe my phone will cooperate for a picture or two.

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  2. what a gorgeous venue! Have a great time tonight, and enjoy your Christmas baking. We will have soccer again this weekend, but after Sunday, we are soccer free! Until indoor soccer begins in a few weeks. ;-) I'm planning to do my baking next weekend.

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    1. It is quite lovely. there is a rink nearby, and I'm hoping downtown St Paul will be lit up wonderfully.

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  3. You have it all right now, well except for part of a sectional! A fun night, a game plan and snow!

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    1. Nothing was delivered so still a big empty room down stairs. Poor DH is still suing a folding chair in front of his big tv. If it is not here before the 23rd, which by the way will be more than 10 weeks, I will be quite sad-a houseful for a week and no where to even relax as a family for a movie or ball game.

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  4. Ooh what a fun weekend. Next week we are off to Natural history museum ice skating then meal in Covent Garden with eldest son and his wife and daughter and her partner. Very Christmassy lots of fun and lovely stay over in London. No snow for us as yet lol

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    1. cember 10, 2016 at 12:01 AM
      I just saw a vlog about that rink! Someday I want to experience London before Christmas. Just got home from play then drinks and nibbles. It was a nice bonding night with my sis.

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  5. Those cookies sound so yummy! So sorry about your delay in your furniture.

    We are supposed to get up to 10 inches starting today too. YUCK!

    The Ordway site is gorgeous.

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    1. 1st world problems in the furniture, I guess. I've got a picture of the park across the street from Ordway to post later.

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  6. How fortunate for you! I'm glad you're getting out and about a little. I have to make my baking list and get the ingredients bought. I think I'll cut back a little this year - I know I put on about 5lbs last Christmas :(

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    1. I'm really back to regular life, just still not as perky as I'd like. It was a very nice evening. The snacks are gifts too, and DD has several activities to contribute towards.

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  7. Wow busy, busy. My kids wake up every morning asking for snow but so far it's only been a bit of hard frost and lots of disappointment for them. Hope all your baking goes to plan, it sounds yummy x

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    1. Not much yet. I just took the dog for a walk and there's a dusting for footprints so far.

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