Tuesday, February 27, 2007

keeping busy


Ah, nothing to report on the bathroom. We had good intentions for getting the floor done as we headed into the weekend, and then an unexpected rain and snow storm took our time and attention. Poor, dear, husband went out to shovel the slush for "20 minutes" on Sunday and returned 3 hours later with the job finished at last. It seems that all the neighbors were out trying to collectively move the water on the sidewalks back into the street. But they got the job done.

So the bathroom must wait a wee bit longer...and I'll let you know when we get back to it.

Today's forecast makes me want to start a fire instead of plan a picnic. We're trying to keep ourselves busy. Later today we'll get into our snow gear and tromp around the backyard for a little while. For those of you at home with little people, how do you pass the time on days like today?

9 comments:

Pen said...

We were out shoveling slush on Sunday, too. About 8 inches of it. I have never seen such a disgusting snow in my life. UGH!

When my DD was small on those yucky days we would curl up under some cozy quilts and read. Baking together was also an enjoyable way to pass the time.

suburban mom said...

Well with all boys we do a lot of building: building train tracks, building castles, putting together lego concoctions, building forts etc.

East of Oregon said...

funny movies help - and baking goodies - - and then naps :)

SLC said...

I recently got a package of Moon Sand. It comes with this blow up sandbox/storage thing. It's pretty cool. Kinda messy though no matter how hard you try to contain it, but that's what our unfinished basement is for. A movie with popcorn. Coloring. Thank goodness for naptime. Sometimes I ended up napping with them because I'm exhausted.

Lisa said...

Oh Meg...I told you...move to Charlotte! It was 65 degrees and sunny today...

Meg said...

These are great suggestions, and I appreciate the comments. Moon sand...hmm...never heard of it. May have to look into it.

Lisa, we will move to Charlotte when you line up the house next door for us, and get the underground connecting tunnel built. Now, wouldn't that be something? :)

cityfarmer said...

Ah, that's just how it goes doesn't it!!

tommiea said...

must have linked to your from suburban mom...


we do lots of hands on....sandpaper numbers, paint, playdoh,
and if you are daring, don the rainboots and raincoat, run outside!!

As a last resort, DVR, Dora is on ALL THE TIME!

Shabby in the City said...

I let them play with toilet paper...Lol just joking!

Shoeboxes, construction paper, glue, glitter...matchbox cars and lincoln logs...with kid songs playing and popcorn popping!