Saturday, December 20, 2008

Winter Wonderland

It looks like we will definitely have a white Christmas here in New Hampshire this year. It began snowing yesterday around 2pm, just after I got home from work. It was a light fluffy snow, but it was piling up pretty fast. We decided to venture out around 5 to pick up a few more Christmas gifts and to grab something to eat. George's boss gave him a gift card for the 99 Restaurant so we decided to go there. The roads were snow covered but it wasn't too slippery. It was kind of fun riding the back roads in the snowstorm, in fact we were reminded of the days when were were teenagers and we drove along the back roads in George's jeep.

After dinner we picked up a few gift cards and headed home. I would say we had about 5-6 inches of soft powder on the ground by 7pm. This morning I am guessing there has to be a foot of snow and it is still coming down. George is out right now snowblowing the driveway. He has to go to the dump before noon but all other plans we had for part of the day will be put on hold until tomorrow. Laer this afternoon we are going to his daughter Nicole's to have supper and visit. It's been awhile since we've played with the grandkids and we both miss them. They only live the next town over so we should be able to get there with no problem.

I haven't had much time to complete my Christmas shopping. Last weekend we had the ice storm and that pretty much crippled most of the State for several days. We were lucky to have gotten our power back after 18 hours but many people are still in the dark 9 days later. I should be able to get out for awhile tomorrow to finish up. Mostly we have to pick up gifts for the grandkids and I have to stop at Kohl's for a gift card for Sara and something for my brother. I will venture out on Monday and finish up my shopping for George. We agreed to only exchange something small since we are planning a cruise in February and we want to purchase a couple of recliners for the living room. I got him a pocket watch and he needs some jeans and a couple of shirts for work. I want to get him a hand held GPS for hunting but I think I will purchase a gift card from the sporting goods store so he can actually pick out the one he wants.

My Christmas cards are all in the mail but I haven't decorated the tree yet. I am hoping that I can get that done tomorrow also after we get back from shopping. I have all of next week off so I have plenty of time to get everything wrapped.
We are going to get another 8-10 inches of snow starting around noon tomorrow. Oh JOY! I can hardly wait. Hopefully the snow will be light and powdery like it is today.

I took some pics earlier of the snow on the back deck and will post them as soon as I can find my cable and upload them onto my laptop. I still haven't got my desktop computer set up in the office. Everything is in there but nothing is set up or arranged the way I want it.

Christmas Eve we are going to George's son's house. We are all bringing food and having a Yankee swap, it should be fun. I am really looking forward to it. We will meet my kids and my brothers, neice and nephews on Christmas Day at my parents house. Another round of good food and there we are doing a Secret Santa gift exchange. I have a lot of baking and cooking to do yet. I think I had better start making a list of chores or I am going to run out of time.

I hope you are all staying warm and dry. I'll try to post a bit more in the next few weeks since I will be off work and have a little more free time (I hope.)


LadyStyx said...


And yet another friend that gets you think I'd get any?? Nope. Not a damn flake. So, when should I expect a shipment from my northern friends???

ChicagoLady said...

Ok, Styxie, really! You DID get a flake or two. You even took pictures of them. I really can't complain about my 5 inches or so, Lainie has a LOT more than I do, lol.

Sounds like you have a lot to get done in the next few days. I know how our roads were when we got 5 inches, can't imagine what it would be like if we got any kind of significant snowfall like you.

Would love to see pics when you have a chance.

AliceKay said...

I'd love to see the pics when you get to them, too. It's been flurrying here all day but not much more added to the actual total out there. We're supposed to get another storm tonight into tomorrow...last I heard. I haven't gotten my tree up yet, but I might get around to it tomorrow. LOL (along with streaming, and wrapping presents, and baking cookies, and making a NTT playlist, and streaming again)

Sounds like your holiday plans are fun plans. I hope your weather holds out so you can do what you want to do. Merry Christmas, Lainie and George. *hugs*

Punkn said...

Sounds like a wonderful holiday in the making. Just keep that snow!

Tori_z said...

*Joins Styxie in the pouting about lack of snow*

Hope you get everything done that you need/want to get done before Christmas, and that you enjoy yourselves while visiting everyone you're visiting! :)

Karla said...

I really hate snow! lol It's pretty to look at but I don't want it on the ground cause ppl can't drive on it...I know I can't..being in the south we don't have snow plows..they sand the bridges and major intersections..that's it.
But I'm glad for you if that's what you want hon...I hope you have a wonderful wonderful Christmas...

Intense Guy said...

Lainie sounds so happy that her mood and the Santa background in her blog are a great match!

'Tis truly Christmas in New Hampshire.... :)

Lainie said...

LOL Karla...I don't really WANT snow but I live in New Hampshire and I don't have much of a choice but to make the best of it. I did get me in the mood to finally decorate the tree yesterday though.