Feb 7, 2011

Marvelous Monday Update 2/7/2011

BLIZZARD 2011
For the first time EVER, my company sent us home early on Tuesday before the storm got extremely bad... and gave us the day off on Wed with pay! The snow fell and the wind howled. By the storm's end, my area received 14" of snow which isn't too bad but combine it with 40-50mph winds and drifts of 4-6+ feet occur. I considered myself lucky in that I only had 4ft drifting.


With the help of "Push" and "Little Blow", I managed to chop my way through and get the snow moved to the front and backyards.

I did take a 20 minute break to have a snowball fight with the neighbor kids. The look on the teenage boy's face was priceless after he realized I threw a snowball at him while he was trying to shovel snow. He got me back, though. Next thing I know, all three kids were throwing snow, lol. Good times! :)

By the time I was done clearing the driveway, I had pulled a muscle in my upper back and sprained my wrist. The lower half of my body was realllllyyy cold, as was my face. My entired body was sore. I knew if I went in the house, I'd never make it back outside to finish, so I persevered.

A bit of Humor:






COOKING
Over the weekend, I made the BEST chicken enchiladas. It was a new recipe I found, and definitely a keeper. Of course, I changed the recipe a bit :)






STITCHY STUFF
There have been a few comments about how I stitch while talking on the phone. Easy peasy... headset! I bought this Plantronics one as a Christmas/birthday present to myself.


It actually works pretty good. I can walk to practically every room in my house without having to take my phone with me.

Toward the end of my snow day, I finally started to feel better so I did a little bit of stitching on Blossom Splendor. I finished one page (of eight)! and started on the second page. Here's what she looks like now:

37 comments:

Blu Stitcher said...

You project is going to be wonderful. I love the colors.

And you pic of the sick of cold and snow is the best ever. I have to send it to a friend of mine in Maine.

I love you blog and your sense of humor and I always look forward to your posts

Linda

htimcj said...

WOW! That was some serious drifting! I am glad that you managed to get it cleared and that you got a snow day out of it!
Your Blossom looks beautiful. I love the colors.
Heidi-ILCS

Christine said...

W@W! That's a LOT of snow. I'm glad you had a little fun but sorry you hurt your back & wrist. I love the humor with the gloves!
I'd love that enchilada recipe. It looks so delicious!
Christine

chrisstitches said...

Tried blog earlier....no update. Update came as I was about to leave. Glad I stayed. Too much snow here too. Love the gloves up in snow. Chicken enchiladas & you didn't invite me.....LOL. Love progress on Blossom. I'm stitching green & gold bear....my Packers won....great!!!!
See ya....don't get buried in that white stuff.

Anonymous said...

That is a LOT of snow to clear Meari - I don't envy you a bit!

Your enchiladas look yummy! I've never tried these but would love to!!

Blossom Splendor is coming along great - the colours are gorgeous!

Hugs,
Lynette

Cyndi said...

Maybe next time you could 'pursuede' the neighbor kids to help you 'push & little blow' with some of those enchiladas! LOL
Great stitching too...

PS It's 75 here today, if you want to come visit...LOL
Had to rub it in again!

Sue said...

WHEW! Lots of the white stuff! Glad you made it through okay. I know you must have been real sore; hope either a real hot shower or bath helped.

Loved all the photos and the Blossom Splendor is looking fabulous! Love the fabric and the colors.

Hugs,
Sue

Emily in NC said...

Yikes, that's alot of snow. Shame you can't get the neighbor kids to shovel it for you. Picture of the gloves in the snow is priceless, really really neat idea.

Kay said...

Your newest project is looking very beautiful so far, I just know the end results will be marvelous! That storm last week was something else, we got hit hard by it too, my son had no school for a few days, glad that storm is over for all of us!

Anonymous said...

That was nice of your company to send you home early with the next day off. Good luck rescuing all those people from your yard. That was brilliant I loved it. Enchiladas look yummy. Be careful up there.

Tina

Anonymous said...

Your stitching is gorgeous - what pretty colors. But you sign in the snow really made me chuckle - TY.

Dottie K

Rachel S said...

I love watching your progress on the maiden. You are doing fantastic! I think the whole country will be so happy for spring to arrive.

Berly said...

Yep, we all got LOTS of snow around here! Those enchiladas look really good. And Blossom is going to be beautiful!

demeter83 said...

Wow, that's some pretty major snow.

Love the progress on Blossom, can't wait to see it!

Debra said...

I was wondering when you were going to show snow pictures, LOL!
Love the show hands, I picking it up for facebook.
Sounds like you had fun with the snowball fight.

Nancy in IL said...

NOW you know why they tell us old folks not to shovel snow, LOL!

Blossom Splendor looks awesome and for someone who does other things, you got a lot of stitching done on her. She's going to be beautiful! Beautiful stitching as well.

Carol said...

Oh, I love that photo of the gloves in the snow, Meari! I'm sure you're feeling like you've had more than enough snow, aren't you? Luckily, the storm missed us--we've been very lucky this year.

Chicken enchiladas--yum! Would you mind sharing your recipe?

Pretty stitching--glad you got to do at least a bit on your snow day...

Donna said...

Glad you are feeling better. Blossom looks wonderful. I have ordered some fabric and can't wait to start stitching again.
Please share your recipe with us. Those look yummy!

Anonymous said...

Your WIP looks great!!! Wow, that is alot of snow. Glad I'm out here where today the high is to be 71. The enchilada's look sooooo yummy.
Thanks for sharing.
Betty in AZ (ILCS)

Sunshine said...

Wow, that's lots of snow. nice to stay home and get paid for it, even if you did have to shovel snow and throw snowballs at the neighbors...LOL :)

Nancy M said...

We only got about 12" but I think you got the brunt of the wind, it was pretty calm around here so we didn't get the drifts! I feel for you and the snowblower since I've SEEN your driveway! Nice stitching....but I'm still waiting for JG.

Julie M said...

We dodged that snow bullet Meari and I am so glad we did! Still, it was pretty dicey getting around here so I can just imagine how bad it was for you.

Blossom is looking beautiful!

You planning to share the recipe for the enchiladas?

Anonymous said...

That is a lot of snow, it is too bad you could not get the kids to help you shovel the snow.

I like your funny picture with the gloves in the snow.

Your enchiladas like delicious.

Your stitching is looking pretty so far.

Marl

Carolyn NC said...

ROFL with your snow gloves! Nice stitching. Have a good day off and stay safe!

vEr0n!c@ said...

Thanx for the show of hands pic. I laughed. Your chicken enchiladas looks so yummy! May I have some? :P

Pretty progress on Blossom Splendor. The colors are so sweet.

CJ said...

Hey Girl - I fell for you with all the snow. How many days were you out of work? I have kids and hubby home for most of last week due to the weather.

Blosssom Splendor is beautiful. So how long do you think it will take you to finish it?

Stay warm. I still ahve the bucket list, just need some solitude to get it done.

Have a great day.

CJ

Carolyn said...

Meari,
Look at all that SNOW! My oh My! Love your raise your hand sign. So cute! Those Chicken Enchiladas look delicious. You should post the recipe. Nice ear piece for your phone I need one of those. Blossom splendor is looking gorgeous. I love those colors on that fabric.

Anonymous said...

Wow! That's a lot of snow!! I love the picture with the gloves! Too funny!!!

Your stitching looks great and the enchiladas look yummy!!! Is that a recipe you can share?? :o)


Happy Trails,
Pam K. :o)

Alberta said...

I;m so sorry that you received so much snow! Wow the news coverage only showed the traffic snarl ups. Your photo shows the true aftermath...that was a lot of shoveling! Hope your body is a fast healer!

Shelleen said...

Love the pics of the sense of humor with the gloves lol. The chicken enchiladas look yummy.

Mel said...

Wow that truly is a lot of snow!
Stitching is lovely as always. And I sooo want enchiladas now!

Sharon said...

Holy cow! Look at all that snow!!! Seeing all these snow pics make me think that snow shovelling should become a new winter sport for the Olympics! :)
Love your stitching - the colors are gorgeous, can't wait to watch this one grow.
Enchiladas look yummy! Care to share the recipe? (I mean, it's not like you're super busy or anything) LOLOL

Katrien said...

That's a LOT of snow!
Your chicken enchiladas look yummy!!
Love the progress on your stitching

Lucy said...

Love the hands pic!

Kathy A. said...

Wow, that's some snowstorm. What fun to stop and snowball fight with the neighbor kids!
Love the mittens. Take care.

Carol's Stitching said...

I love the picture from the snowstorm with the gloves. I chuckled for an hour or more. Your stitching is looking phenomenal and this is one of my favorite blogs to read!

Shelley said...

A snowball fight sounds like a bunch of fun right now! Our snow levels today have dropped down to 1,000ft. Very unusual for these parts. I would still have to drive almost an hour to get to it though :(

Hope your back and wrist are feeling better.

I tried talking on the phone while stitching and I ended up having to frog. I guess I can't stitch and talk at the same time. At least I can still walk and chew gum at the same time, lol!