Saturday, October 29, 2011

It's my third blogoversary, and all I got was this lousy snowstorm

In honor of my third blogoversary, I got me a snowstorm! It's beautiful here but a little scary—tree limbs are coming down everywhere because of the combined weight of the leaves and the snow. Every so often you hear a "craaaaaaack" sound, and then you see another branch fall. I lived dangerously and went outside with my Pen E-PM1 camera.

It's nice to be stuck inside. We're going to do an art project and roast pumpkin seeds. Max is playing with his new app toy, Spin Art; not only is it very cool, it's motivating him to use his finger to "spin" a design. He is dressed in his Lightning McQueen costume. Thursday his school had a Halloween event and he has not taken it off since then. Yes, he slept in it.

This being my blogoversary, I wanted to say thanks to all of you for your company here. It wouldn't be a blog, a conversation or a community without you.




  1. happy blogoversary! I love roasted pumpkin seeds..with some spices for kick!

  2. congrats on the 3rd blogoversary! i share the day w/you, as it's my 42nd (gasp. i said it) birthday! :) enjoy the day, cheers!

  3. Happy blogoversary! And boy did you get snow! We had a lot coming down in NYC, but it hasn't been sticking. You've got the real thing on the ground, wow!

  4. Happy blogaversary!

    I've been an overprotective mother and did not let my kids go outside for fear of falling branches.

    I could not, however, stop my husband from walking to synagogue in the afternoon; I'm relieved he's home safely.

    And there are plenty of branches to clean up, but tomorrow is another day.

  5. happy blogoversary! it's nice of mother nature to join in the celebration too with a nice dusting of confetti.

  6. Happy blogoversary Ellen! I couldn't believe what I was seeing when I looked out of my bedroom window this morning. Right now I'm sitting here blogging and watching my favorite movie, "The Shining," on TV. I am kinda jealous of your roasted pumpkin seeds, though! Yummy! :)

  7. Happy Blogoversary! Your blog is a favorite of mine. Love the pictures of your snow, it was 80 here yesterday.

  8. Happy blogoversary! I've loved meeting you here and seeing all the good you're doing!

  9. Happy Blogiversary, Ellen! I love the pic with the snow on the pumpkins. I'm in NJ, too, and we're enjoying enjoying the snow cover -- hope it melts in time for trick-or-treating tomorrow!

    By the way, it's our first Blogiversary on Tuesday, and we'll be celebrating, too! :)

    Hope you are well!

    Jen :)

  10. Congratulations on 3 years! Always love to read your posts here and your other articles as well!


  11. Happy Blogoversary! I love reading your posts. Stay safe in the crazy weather!

  12. Maybe you should do what we did - move to Tennessee! We planted pansies yesterday but it did turn cold. Our kids would love some snow.

  13. Trick or treating in the snow. Yikes! Hopefully you all stay very warm tomorrow evening and there is plenty of hot chocolate to go around.

    I remember back in 2006 or early 2007 there was a big ICE storm and it broke limbs which fell on power lines and there was no power for lots of people for a whole entire week. *We had no power for about 5 days* No fireplace either. We moved out to live with family as all the hotels were booked solid.

  14. look at your snow!!

    It's so pretty, but come on, COME ON.

    It's not even November yet!!

    Happy Blogoversary, girl: you encouraged me to start blogging.

    I'll always thank you for that.

    Thank you

  15. Happy Blogoversary! Your early snow has made news here in the UK and my 'special' little man is extremely jealous!!! I have only just discovered your blog but I'm hooked...


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