Well, I got my wish for another snow day! Just as I was putting on my coat at 6:30 this morning, I received the orders to stay home and keep warm*. We have a couple of inches on the ground already, snow is still falling and more is on the way.
Since I have grown accustomed to waking up before the sun does every day (that's a lie - I cannot grow used to it and probably never will, but I still get up and go every morning), I am not quite ready to fall back asleep yet. So I am cozy in bed (Gramma finally got the internet yesterday! Yahoo!), sipping some chamomile tea and about to do some more internet shopping (you guys, I've been buying so much stuff! It's so much fun).
Before I do that, I remembered that I had found these old photographs of my mom and my uncle that I wanted to share. I discovered them before Christmas in a box while trying to organize all of my things in Gramma's guest room closet. They are so precious, everything about them. I love old family photos, and these are especially special because my mother is just so dear to me.
Now, to decide on which color to purchase these No. 6 clogs in, and whether I should get a hat with lattice, or a hat without. What do you think? Also - where does one find a perfect, old fashioned style one-piece bathing suit this time of year? Even after days and hours spent searching the world wide web, I can't seem find one that I love/can afford anywhere.
*I just realized I have forgotten to mention that I have a job again. Self-employment simply wasn't cutting it, and the perfect opportunity arose to nanny for a little 3-month-old baby girl temporarily. Her name is Alice, and I took that as a sign that this was a match made in heaven (the name Alice is spoken in my family like it is magic. My great grandma's name was Alice, whom I never met but I have heard was the most wonderful woman ever. I was going to be named Alice - but my father didn't want me to have an "old lady's name", and so I became Alyson instead. I would have been honored to be an Alice, though! Silly dad). She is adorable, and I love having a sweet little baby to take care of again - despite the 5:30am wake up call. This job also means money (!!!) - and since I have no bills, I'm having a great time purchasing all of the things I have been wanting for my trip!