Crazy Train

Sunday, February 24, 2013 |

You know it's been too long when you have no idea where to begin. I've been on the crazy train for months. It just doesn't slow down long enough for me to jump off!

I'm going to throw in some pictures, a few blurbs, and hope you can read between the lines and get the big picture of what's been going on in my little neck of the world.

Nicholas came home to go skiing in Vermont then headed down to spend a few days with me. Time with him was just what I needed! As a nice suprise, he was making dinner for me when I got home from school one evening. Such a sweet boy! We had a great time together, I really enjoy spending time with my son. I'm very proud of the man he is becoming!

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We had quite the snowfall ~ blizzard! It lasted two days and left us with almost 3 feet snow. It was beautiful! I'll be honest, it was nice to be snowed in for a few days with no schedule! I was able to tackle many projects that I've been meaning to get to. Nicholas was bummed that he was back in North Carolina and not up here to take advantage of the fresh snow cover.

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I made a few goodies for my friends and family. It wouldn't be a special day if I didn't make sugar cookies and homemade candies. This year I made heart hand warmers for my teaching buddies. If you worked in my school, you'd appreciate the need!

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I have to be honest, Valentine's hasn't always been a holiday I've looked forward to or enjoyed. I've always done special things for my son and students but didn't really like all the hype for adults ~ expensive dinners out, the expectations of flowers, or expensive gifts and so on. My husband began the tradition of making dinner for me at home several years ago~ as in shopping, cooking and cleaning the kitchen. It's the greatest gift. Now I LOVE Valentine's day :)

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I'll close with one of my new recipes ...


I've been experimenting with overnight baked oatmeal. The one pictured is apple and cranberry ~ yum! This is part of my new plan of eating cleaner. I'll go into that other time since this is getting rather long.

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Brooke said...

Loving that tile back splash in the kitchen, so pretty!

=) Brooke

Lori said...

Yay, so glad you posted! I don't see anything crazy here (well, except the thigh-high snow:), it all looks quite wonderful to me! Love the pretty cookies, your fellow teaching friends must have been thrilled. Love the V-day dinner by hubby, I think that's wonderful. And how great to be able to spend that time with your boy, I know you were loving that.
Hope your trains slows down soon, at least enough to jump off. :)xx

Katie Clooney said...

Jo... Welcome back and I have missed you. I was hoping you were doing ok... I know the awful Sandy Hook thing must have shaken you up. How sweet that you had such a great time with your son. And such a beautiful traditional valentine dinner with your hubby. Hope you're doing well. All the best, KC

Dee Stephens said...

So sweet of your son! Is he still in school here in NC?
We missed the one day of snow we had here :(
I was bummed.
We cook in for Vday too. So overrated.
Welcome back. We've missed you!!

Kathy said...

Great to see an all the photos. Your Valentine's day looked wonderful and very "grown up" compared to what went on here. :) Hope things slow down for you, though I know that probably won't happen for a few more months, so just hang on and try to enjoy the ride!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Jo,

I love the photos of you and your handsome Son and you must be very proud of him.
Also love the sweet cookies with the pink icing.


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