T Tuesday: snow day edition

I am super late getting this posted. Yesterday was a scheduled day off for school although it’s highly likely that school would have been released early due to the blizzard that rolled through.Β  On the bright side…Mini-me took her knowledge test and got her learners permit yesterday. I let her drive a bit in a parking lot on our way home. It was crazy slippery already at 11am.

(fyi…this will be a photo heavy post)

Lets back up a bit….last week I was super excited about the Vikings playing for a spot in the Super Bowl. Yep…they lost. By a lot. It was almost as if they didn’t show up. Don’t get me wrong…I’m still a fan. Always a fan but I’m not going to lie it was disappointing.

Me circa 1976 sporting a Vikings Fan club button.

The game was so stressful to watch that I kept myself busy knitting Little Hats for Big Hearts

When I switched to crochet the pattern got away from me. Not really sure what this might end up as…certainly not a hat.

I’ve continued with the January photo challenge…this month is going really well and a fun challenge to think outside the box at times.

13) floral

14) faceless portrait….faceless portrait of a Vikings fan

15) new….my new Vikings shirt

16) wall….local tribute to Prince

17) thoughtful

18) cool

19) paper….embarrassed to say only part of my collection

20) reflection

21) day off

22) scenic…out for a drive atΒ the start of the blizzard

Last night we waited and waited and waited for the plow to go through so we could clear the driveway. The snow just kept coming getting deeper and deeper. Finally we heard it come barreling down the street at about 8:30. The four of us suited up and began to dig out.

Fast forward to this morning…I get the call that school is delayed by 2 hours! Hooray! In the meantime Mr. G leaves for work.Β  Then I get an email to district staff telling us that school is now closed for the day. The kids were screaming for joy and passing the news along to their friends since the automated call had not come through yet. The joy was lost a bit when they realized the chore we still had in front of us….moving a ton more snow.

The drifting sure looks pretty but makes crazy mounds of snow in other places.

My garden is in the deep snow.

The kids worked hard shoveling while I pulled the drifted snow off the roof.

The struggle was real. We got a foot (30 mm) of snow in total that drifted in crazy ways.

Since we were all tired and hungry I took the kids to breakfast. I had buckwheat pancakes. They were so good!! I was so hungry I almost forgot to snap my photo for T stands for Tuesday!

What are you doing today?


  1. Meggymaysays: Reply

    Wow, that is one hugs snow fall, school may have been cancelled, but it looks like you will have worked much harder clearing that snow away.
    It was a cute photo of yourself and I loved the hats you had been making a great bright colour.
    I really liked the look of the yummy pancakes as well.
    Happy T day wishes.
    Yvonne xx

  2. I love the young Vikings fan photo, you look so cute! Your knitted hat is beautiful and the colours are gorgeous 😁. I’m glad you are having fun with your photos, they are all awesome – the reflections one is so pretty! Wow, that’s a lot of snow that you cleared and such exhausting work, so breakfast was the perfect reward and those pancakes look delicious – yum! Happy T Day! J 😊

  3. Sharonsays: Reply

    The snow is beautiful, but glad we don’t have it! If we did, being retired we would just stay in! It is actually sunny here today. Breakfast looks good, though! Happy T day!

  4. Kathyinozarkssays: Reply

    I feel for ya with the vikings-I have always been a huge Packer fan-lol the last two years though I have stopped watching the games to not support the politics-I was hoping the Vikings would have made it to the super bowl too-
    I enjoyed all the photos-wow you did get allot of snow we moved here to Missouri to get away from the severe winters.
    Your breakfast looks really delicious-beautiful pancakes too
    Happy T Day Kathy

  5. I’m definitely not shoveling snow! Looks like you guys really got dumped on…love your photos though! good thing you had some helpers for shoveling. we might get some light snow tonight here in central Ohio, but so far it’s been spitting rain today, so we’ll be inside cooking pot roast when things start to freeze. I am thinking the driving might be interesting in the morning. Good luck to your new driver by the way. it will be handy to have someone willing to run errands for you! πŸ˜‰

  6. My husband will be rooting for whoever plays against the patriots πŸ˜‰

    Wow, that’s more snow than we’ve had in decades! Great photos πŸ™‚ I’d definitely join you in buckwheat pancakes Yummmm Happy T Tuesday!

  7. I have some Viking love for your childhood photo. What a beautiful photo. No wonder you were the apple of your parents eyes.

    LOVED Marvin and his thoughtful pose. So did you get the most photogenic cat at the Humane Society or what?

    I am going to start calling you a paper hoarder. Yep, paper hoarder (grin).

    Thanks for showing the kids and all the hard work they put in. That deck was practically unrecognizable due to all the snow.

    Thanks, too, for sharing your breakfast and coffee with us for T this Tuesday. Hope you have a safe trip to school tomorrow, dear.

  8. Oh you did get a lot of snow. That storm hit us today but seeing it was 32 degrees we got rain which froze when it hit the ground. And everyone else got delays but not us. So off I go driving about 10 miles an hour. πŸ™‚ Sounds like you had a good T day and a nice after shoveling breakfast too. Hugs-erika

  9. Carol L Samselsays: Reply

    That is a lot of snow. We haven’t had any big snowfalls for over 7 years. No that I’ve said that we will probably get a blizzard. This the coldest winter we’ve had in a few years though. Missouri is weird when it comes to weather. We get it all.

  10. froebelsternchensays: Reply

    What a cutie you were ( and for sure you are already a cutie – lol)
    So much snow! I love your hats and the great collection of photos Halle!
    Happy T-Day!

  11. Wow, that is a lot of snow!I know it’s a lot of work but it’s so pretty.
    Talking about pretty…. your childhood photo is gorgeous!
    I love your photos for the photo challenge.
    Buckwheat pancakes look delish! I hope they tasted as good as they looked!
    Happy belated T-Day,

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