Is this a sign ...

Monday, November 8, 2010 |
of our winter ahead?

I had a completely different post planned to share with you this morning. I guess our fun weekend outing with friends will have to wait until tomorrow. Oh the suspense! :)

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However, I wasn't aware that I would awake to a fresh coating of ice mixed with sleet. In fact, if it hadn't been for the bright blue ticker tape at the bottom of the TV screen, I'd be in the shower right now. My morning routine is to turn the news on first thing in the morning to get a brief update of what's transpired over night {doesn't that sound impressive? Honestly, I just need the weather report to confirm my wardrobe for the day} It was quite the surprise when I saw that we have a 90 minute delay due to this overnight surprise. Gifts come in all size and varieties!

Bentley had a rude awakening as well when his little paws greeted this white, cold, wet stuff.

I think the look on his face says it all ~ so NOT happy!

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We were rather excited by our early winter treat. Bozley tried to play with Bentley. Not happening!
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Bentley was on a one way path back to warmth. News flash buddy *** we live in the north, you'd better buck up! ***
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By the way ~ why is it that you wake up "tired" but once you find out you have some unexpected free time on your hands, you have tons of energy and can't wait to start the day?

I'm using my gift of time to start a batch of soup for our supper this evening ~ the season of cozy has arrived in our home :)

Hope you're enjoying a fun start to your week!

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Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

That photo of your dog made me laugh! It is way too early for snow! Have a wonderful, warm, and soup filled day!

Suburban Princess said...

Wow so soon! We have had some mild flurries but nothing that has stayed on the ground.

Your poor dogs lol it's always a shock to the paws!

What is the 90 minute delay for?

Enjoy your free time!

Loui♥ said...

Thanks for the early morning delightful laughter!!
Mine is coming mid week..
warm sandy hugs..

JMW said...

My husband would be so jealous - he's ready for the first snow fall. Meanwhile, our temps are returning to the 70s this week. Love the expression on your pup's face - he's not having it, is he?

carolinagirl said...

No, no, no...not ready for snow!!!

glad you had some free time though! that is a bonus!

Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

Bently is just the cutest and that face in the first picture says it all!
Sadly, I don't turn on the tv to see what's going on weather wise because no matter what, I still have to get up and go. One of these days they'll be a hurricane and I won't have a clue! :-)
As for your comment on my outfits, yes, I do have etsy, but just email me what you're thinking, sizes etc. and I'll email you some options. Easier to customize that way.

EntertainingMom said...

Wow! We did not have that much white stuff on the ground! Ours was a slucs/sleet/hail/snow mix!

I've tagged you... It's a fun one... 15 of your favorite authors.

Lorri said...

That is fun!!! I love little gifts like that! Delayed school=an extra cup of coffee for me!

Hamptontoes said...

Oh my goodness, how stinking cute is your dog? If you ever need a "babysitter" for family is signing up for duty! Yes, it was a surprise today when I took my kiddies to preschool with a wintery mix falling from the sky. It made me smile though...time for winter outings!

Town and Country Mom said...

Wow! I think there were some flurries in the "higher elevations" of NC, but (hopefully) no snow until after Christmas! I love the look on your darling dog's face--he is definitely offended by the early snowfall!

French said...

haha too funny. Napoleon never liked the snow either. Talk about "freeze." Still, the little dusting looks great on the pumpkin....and I would LOVE to look outside one morning to see such thing here; have a great week, Jo!!

Privet and Holly said...

Say it ain't so,
Jo! {Hee hee, I've
been waiting to say
that!} I keep saying,
"Not until Thanksgiving,
pleeeeze!" but we have
snow in our forecast
for Thursday, darn it!
Love the expressions
on the pooches. Our
Gracie feels exactly
the same way : ) !!
xx Suzanne

Rene said...

Cute, cute! I think he needs a pretty sweater to keep him warm.


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Jo,

Oh your poor sweet dogs, they really must not like going out in the white stuff. How neat to be making soup and having some time to yourself.
Stay warm and enjoy your week


bevy said...

OMW!!! At least it looks lovely in your pictures. We had some overnight freezes over the weekend, but it's back to low/mid 70s during the day!

Kate (Southern-Belle-Simple) said...

bless that little doodlebug's heart...he does not want his feet to be cold and i don't blame him! can't believe snow came to your house! it's still fall in the south. for now ;)

Casey said...

Wowza! Snow!?!? I can't imagine... looks a bit fun!

Karena said...

Jo it is cold and snow yet!!

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Henley on the Horn said...

We can't wait for winter here!

midnight macaroons said...

I'm loving those pictures of Bentley. His expression says it all. I went to school in the Pacific Northwest and know all about waking up to a nice white surprise. It's not so much the snow as it is the ice. Getting into the car with the door frozen shut wasn't a lot of fun. However, living in hot humid Texas is no fun either. Last year I was getting attacked by mosquitoes while hanging Christmas garland across the garage. It's just not right. A happy medium would be nice.

Laura said...

Happy Birthday!
You are especially blessed.
Isn't life grand?

White Spray Paint

Lauren said...

Boo! to snow, but Yeah! to your oh so adorable puppies!

Susan said...

I'm not sure how I came across your blog, but it is lovely. I particularly enjoy this post because it sounds so similar to how I feel. I can never think of anything in particular that I want for my birthday when asked because, like you, I usually buy the things I want for myself as well. Is that a bad thing? I'm trying to decide.
Happy Birthday

Rene said...

Happy birthday sweet friend! I hope your day was wonderful Jo.


Henley on the Horn said...

I can't WAIT to hear where you went!!! Happy Birthday!I love your new header too!

annechovie said...

I hope that you had a very Happy Birthday, Jo! Wishing you many blessings in the coming year. I love your new header and background. xo

theUngourmet said...

Wishing you a very happy birthday! How nice that your husband can be with you to celebrate this year. Have a great time!

Lisa said...

I'm sick that i missed your birthday! Wow i just read your previous post and good grief girl you have either been really really good or really really bad to deserve those beasties!
Love the new layout too!
So happy birthday to you Jo. I hope you had a perfectly, beautifully wrapped day!
xo Lisa

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