Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you’ve all been having a great weekend. We have finally gotten our first snowfall although it’s not too much at all. Just an inch or so but enough to make the roads pretty slikkery and awful. At least we didn’t get a huge dump of it like others have had. It’s coming though. It’s only a matter of time when you live on the Prairies before the snow shows up and usually lots of it. I’m pretty sure you can click on all of the pictures for larger views if you’d like.
This is my favorite view out my front door when it snows. I like the way the snow sits on the trees so you’ll probably see this picture with varying degrees of snow throughout the winter.
All those tracks through the front lawn are courtesy of Sammy who went crazy dragging me along behind him when we came home from our walk.
This is one of Sammy’s most favorite places to walk. He loves to walk along the fence smelling all those good dog smells. It’s not his mommy’s favorite place though because the wind coming off that playground in the winter is verrrrrrrrry cold!
I’ve got the urge to start putting up some Christmas decorations. I know it’s early but as soon as it gets colder and then when the snow starts it just makes me think that it’s time to see Christmasy stuff. The only problem is digging it all out of storage and going through it again. I used to always put up a tree in my bedroom but didn’t last year. I think I’m going to put it up again this year and see what Sammy thinks of the pretty lights. We don’t do much for gifts anymore but I’m going to pick up a few things. I’m knitting my mom some dishcloths but it’s slow going with my sore hands. I’ll keep plugging away though as it’s good exercise for my sore joints and I do have a month and a half to go so I should be able to get quite a few made. For Sammy, I’m just going to buy a package of socks and I’m sure he’ll be more than happy. lol.
Oh, something else I have to share with you is some bookmarks I bought from the lovely Sherri of Sherri’s Jubilee. She has a wonderful Etsy site where she sells her very pretty ribbon bookmarks, some jewellery, and other creative goodies that she makes. Anyhow, I bought quite a few – some for me (most for me), but a few as Christmas gifts as well. I’m a little weird with my bookmarks; I like them to match the book I’m reading in some way whether it be color or picture. So, of course that means that one or two is not enough and that meant I needed to get more. Here are a few pictures of some of my favorites. Aren’t they gorgeous!
I just love these. All of them!
On the reading front I have been doing ok but not great. I’ve got a few books on the go right now. I’m just finishing up Her Sister’s Shadow by Katharine Britton and then I’ll be starting Beyond All Measure by Dorothy Love. In addition to that I’m also working on Song of the Nile by Stephanie Dray, The Virgin Cure by Ami McKay, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin, and last but not least Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys (that I received from the lovely Sandy at You’ve Gotta Read This – thank you so much Sandy!). Yup, lots on the go. Now let’s see how much I actually manage to get done in the next few weeks. There always seems to be something else to do and getting to sit down and read for any length of time anymore just doesn’t seem to happen for me. The blog is pretty busy for the week though. Here’s what will be happening…
Monday – Review of Her Sister’s Shadow by Katharine Britton
Tuesday – Review of To the Moon and Back by Jill Mansell
Wednesday – Beyond All Measure by Dorothy Love
Thursday – Book Spotlight/Giveaway of Southern Fried Woman by Pamela King Cable
Friday – Review/Giveaway of Come Back to Me by Melissa Foster
Saturday – Book Spotlight/Giveaway of Fool’s Mate by Laura Pedersen
As you can see, a very busy week. I only hope I can keep up to my own blog. The whole of November has been really busy. It slows down a bit for December but who knows, it may book up yet.
Now for Sammy Bear. He’s his usual rambunctious self and causing trouble at every turn. As you probably already know he is the only one of us happy with the snow. He just loves it as you’ll see from the pictures below. It’s also the first anniversary of me bringing him home. Last year on November 13 he came home with me. It’s hard to believe it’s already been a year and it’s certainly gone by really fast. I love him dearly and feel blessed that although God closed one door with taking Buddy who I miss so much, he opened another with Sammy and brought another loving and beautiful pup into my life. Enjoy the pictures; there’s a few this week with the snow and all!
Mommy – snow!!! Yahooooooooooo!
Snow, snow, and more snow! Look at me go crazy. You can barely see me I’m moving so fast. Oh boy, I like this stuff!
Here I go again! Funny though mommy is just standing in one spot watching me tear around. Hmmmm, she couldn’t keep up anyway. I’m just a streak through the snow.
Let’s see what I can find to put in my mouth and run around with. There must be some kind of grass or something still here. Mommy put up this fence because I like to go run around the garden and be bad in there. Plus she yatters on about me getting hurt all the time because I’m going so fast. Minutes after mommy took this picture though I stuck my paw into one of the bigger gaps and I think I may just fit through there. I’m gonna try it next time we’re out and the best thing is it’s going to be really hard for her to come in after me. Yahooooooooooo!
Yaaaaay! My first walk in the snow. Let’s go mommy! Hurry! There is no time to waste here – dogs have a lot to sniff and play in when it snows and you know how I love the snow mommy. I know mommy isn’t happy with the snow but I sure am!
Well that’s it for me this week. Sorry for such a long post – I hope you all made it to the end. lol. What’s everyone else up to this weekend? Did you do anything interesting or just relax with a book? Is anyone else excited to start decorating for Christmas yet? If Sam lets me I’m going to relax with a cup of coffee and a book. I’d like to have at least one relaxing day out of the weekend since Sam kept me on my toes running around after him yesterday. That pup of mine has more energy than even he knows what to do with. Have a great week everybody and I hope you’ll join me here this week for all that I have planned. I’ve been a horrible commenter these past weeks and I’m going to make a huge effort to get out to visit you all this week!