Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Groundhog Day

I made many hexies this week! And finished another section of the Wannabe quilt. I have five more of these units to make.

We are supposed to be having the worst blizzard of this winter. But if you ask me it's been blown way out of proportion. I don't see that much snow. Perhaps it is worse out in the real world and not what I see from my window.

Flights have been cancelled at the airport. Schools are closed. The Toronto District School Board actually closed their schools today. Do you believe that? This is unheard of! I phoned my daughter at 6:30am to let her know. She was ecstatic. She told me she was going to put her jammies back on and work on her report cards. Roads have been closed and lots of other things cancelled. It has stopped snowing now, but it looks bright outside, kind of like the sun is trying to come out.

And speaking of sunshine and shadows. Our resident rodent, Wiarton Willy predicted an early spring. He could not see his shadow. They had to have the event inside a tent because of the weather - a first in over 50 years. But if you ask me, no ground hog in his right mind would venture out of his burrow on a day like this and try to scratch his way out of the snow! I predict spring will arrive as it normally does, on the spring equinox.

Mimi certainly doesn't like the idea of waking up. Do you girl?

"Meow! Go away and let me sleep!"


wackywoman said...

Ahhh, personally I would be with the rodant either asleep or definiting in a tent. Not polking out looking at that tremendous ammount of snow. I must say Mimi looks happy.

LizzieJane said...

Mimi looks like a giant snowball! What an angel. Well your snow does look lovely Hetty. I am just glad that I am enjoying it from afar! Sunny and lovely here again today. Makes me wonder what have we done to deserve such lovely weather.

Reddirt Woman said...

According to Puxatony Phil we will be having an early spring. In Okla. City we set a record with the most snowfall in one day, 12.8 inches. And I don't know about the temperature as far as records are concerned but we were -1 F. with a chill factor of -15 F. last night. I don't know what that translates to Centigrade but I do know it was colder than I ever want to be for very long... Your Mimi and my 11 year old mini-schnauzer Chloe are sisters under the skin. Chloe just wants to sleep, too.


Crafty Gardener said...

I think all the hype from the storm reports on tv was a bit over rated. Our schools closed too, which is a very rare thing, so I had an unexpected day off too. The snow is still coming down but it certainly isn't as windy as it was. I'm hoping the last of it is passing through our area now and we will go out and tackle the drifts and driveway. Thank goodness for snowblowers.

Rinie said...

Mimi found the best place to sleep.
Imagine her being as white as the snow around the house would soon be lost in the snow.
Sleep well, Mimi.

Barb said...

I just love your hexies...

em's scrapbag said...

Your hexies are fabulous.
We had a terrible storm forcast earlier this winter and they closed tons of stuff and told people to leave work early and it was a dud. Barely got 3".I guess it's better to be safe than sorry.

Oiyi said...

I love the hexies!