Friday, November 20, 2009

Signs of Winter

I think my first snowflakes are on their way to the cabin soon. How do I know? Well my squirrels have been gorging themselves on my suet feeders and I had a little junco visit me too. I do love snow (like you Betsy!)

I'm getting excited for the Christmas festival that's coming to our town - that's when they'll light the Christmas tree. And of course I'm ready to break out my skis and snowshoes. I think the reason I love winter is because of all the activities I find to do. (Though check w/ me in February, at that point I'm ready to go to Florida.)








School is going well - I have a test to take this Saturday and then another test next week. Then I can enjoy the Thanksgiving weekend. School has changed so much since I last attended. I can't tell you how many students wear PAJAMA pants to class. Really - Pjs are appropriate school wear?? Must be a fad....

34 comments:

Mildred said...

You will have to share pictures if you get snow at the cabin. I can't wait to see Scout's reaction to snow!

Best wishes with your tests, and I hope you guys have a happy Thanksgiving.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love snow too...we have moved a little further north in this new house and might see a smidge more snow than we did at our old house, but nothing like I grew up in Michigan with.

Good luck on your exams.

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Hahaha, yes it is a fad. My husband and I notice young people in PJ bottoms all the time, shopping etc right in the city! Even guys!
Sorry but I wouldn't be caught dead in Walmart wearing my jammies!

Busy Bee Suz said...

We are turning into a society of 'comfy' clothes wearing people. My girls get home from school and put on PJ's all the time...so funny, I don't even wear them to bed. :0
Love your pictures...glad the squirrels are stocking up for winter. Can't wait to see more of your winter photos!!

Cedar ... said...

The p.j. pants and slippers were a fad here with the high school girls, finally it was added to the dress code as a "no-no"... We're a pretty relaxed school, but it was getting silly. Good luck on your tests!

NCmountainwoman said...

Jammies and scrubs seem to be the attire of the day around here as well. Can't wait to see what these folks will wear to job interviews! Good luck on your exam.

grammy said...

I have seen the same thing... girls wearing PJ pants in public. Just silly tome... but oh well (o:
Cute squirrel pictures. Ready for winter.

bennie and patsy said...

Kids will have there fads but I don't like to see adults ware them out in public.
Snow for Scout will be fun photo's
Patsy

Denise said...

No love of snow from me!!

The squirrels around here have been busy, too. I'm hoping that Rocky will start to "hibernate" a little! He has been so active, that I can't keep up with what he knocks over. LOL!

XXDenise

Tricia said...

Yes, if only winter lasted but 2 months, I could be happy with that, but when it drags on & on & brings ice storms - ME NO LIKEY THAT!!! heheheee

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Times have changed when it comes to what we wear, hasn't it Shelley???? Mercy Me!!!! Guess I'm getting OLD... ha

I'm jealous... IF you get some snow flakes, please send me a picture... I hope we get at least a little snow here this winter... Hope Hope Hope...

I'm proud of you and your accomplishments at school.

Hugs,
Betsy

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I'm excited for you to get snow because I can't wait to see the photos! I laughed at the pajama comment too, my sons haven't mentioned that, but I guess they just think it's normal. They're jeans and t-shirts kind of guys, so they might not even notice.
Blessings,
Marcia

Deb said...

Snow at the cabin - skiing & snowshoeing, now that sounds like the perfect spot! Scout will be so excited :-)
Have a wonderful weekend Shelley.

Sharon said...

This will be Scouts first snow. Have that camera ready, Auntie Sharon wants lots and lots of pictures!! Pajama pants no way. You have got to be kidding. Chester my squirrel has not been around lately. I am worried about him. :-( Sharon

Janean said...

snow is so beautiful!
pjs are comfy and cool...

dj reinertsen said...

for the first time in my life i am wishing for a lot of snow....i really dread winter so i decided to confront it instead of it getting the best of me..by getting a pair of cross country skis. wonder if pj bottoms would be appropriate?....lol.

maybe it will snow over thanksgiving weekend at your cabin....i hope so. have a safe trip up.

dj

The Retired One said...

Wow, that black squirrel was really black!
We have one really busy red squirrel here too.

Barbara said...

Shelly, Snow is beautiful, but I only like to visit for a week or so.
I am not a cold weather person. I went on campus a while back and you are right, look like they just got out of bed.

Happy Thanksgiving.
Barbara

Jon Anderson said...

Snowflakes mean the snowshoes are not too far off. Enjoy your weather.

Tami said...

Hello Beautiful Black Squirrel!

Catherine Holman said...

I'm a winter kind of gal too! Good luck with your tests.
Hugs,
Cathie

Dixxe's Doodles said...

We dont get much snow in SC but when we do its a day to celebrate and everyone stays home from work and shcool and its such a great event!! PJ's to school..wow times they have changed!!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Yep, they do where pjs, we live right up the hill from California University and whenever I go to Kwik Fill they are there in their pjs getting coffee;)

I hope you get alot of snow for your skies and snowshoes and I'm like you about February!
Rondell

Just a little something from Judy said...

I feel a tinge of jealousy when I hear you talk about the snow at the cabin, the skies and the snowshoes...it all seems to go together for me. I can't help think Scout will love the winter with you two.

As for pjs in the classroom, I have trouble understanding that also. They seem better suited for the winter evenings in the cabin. Hope you last two tests go well, so that you can relax over the holiday.

Madison said...

I can't wait till winter! And hey if you come to FL we can meet each other!

smallpines said...

Awesome pair of squirrel photos! (As always.) I adore the snow, and I'm getting the feeling that ours may be late this year even though the Almanac is predicting Thanksgiving week for the first storm. We'll see, I guess. Can't wait to hear about how you aced those exams!!

Ginger said...

We're getting ready for snow here too. I have to say though, I don't like it much. Too cold.
Glad you are doing good in school. I can't imagine wearing pajama pants out of the house. Especially to school.

Constance said...

"NUTZ", our resident squirrel ahs been cutting down pine cones off of our 2 huge pine trees at a fast and furious pace! When he's done, all around the base of the trees are the "petals" (I don't know what that part of the pine cone is called that covers the seeds) and the little cobs of the pine cones! It's funny but makes a mess since we are still mowing the lawn down here!
Connie

Jen said...

They said snow is possible here on Wednesday - :O! I hope YOU get what you are wishing for.
I see PJ's in the grocery store; with slippers to boot! I think it's pathetic!

Kath ~★The Olde Weeping Cedar ★~ said...

Wishin you and the fam a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving!
Have a wonderful week, Shel♥

Charli and me said...

Happy Thanksgiving Shelly. I hope you and your family are having a joy filled weekend ♥

Michelle Dawn said...

Still love all of your photos. I've been MIA for awhile now but I will try to catch up on some the blog. ANyway I love your post and looking forward to more.

The White Bench said...

Oh Shelley!!! Please take tons of pictures of Scout in the snow!!!!
Hope you're well.
Monicaxx.

dj reinertsen said...

hey there....missing your log cabin pics....hope you will be back soon. can't wait see this years decorations in your cabin.