Well, the grand State of Maine woke to more snow this morning. School is cancelled. Again. I can't remember the last time Alex had to go to school for a whole week in a row. I wish it meant that I got some extra sleep, but it doesn't, as I am the one who gets up to check on school cancellations at 5:00, so that I can cancel the alarm and let him sleep in. He's tired from racing this weekend, so these Monday storms are perfectly okay with him. The forecast is for around 12 inches. Is it sad that my first thought was 'at least it's not two feet'?
I played around with my blog yesterday. A really sweet blog friend, Abby Reed, made this new header for me (quite a while ago) and I finally figured out how to put it up on my blog. Abby is a multi-talented gal, a hard worker, a huge animal lover and has a clever blog name. Thanks, Abby!
I have a house full of guests again, and it looks like they're snowed in for the day and night. One of the challenges of dog sled season is all the extra overnight visitors. I know it's just part of the deal, but still, it can be difficult sharing space in my house with 5 or 6 or 10 extra people every week or so. The worst part is that I don't feel like I can finish a thought in a houseful of people all talking at once. I've come to enjoy my blogging time, because it's my 'thinking time' and I miss it. I have big, important thoughts to think and write, after all...Okay, maybe I don't, but that's really not the point.
I'm also making plans for a giveaway. If I ever make it to 100 posts, I will have a real contest, but in the meantime, I'm having a SUPER SECRET GIVEAWAY. Unfortunately for you, I'm not telling you how to enter. This giveaway is strictly for my own amusement, and so I made up the rules and decided to keep them a secret. I have identified a certain comment that I might hear from one of my fabulously smart commenters, and the first person who makes this particular observation, WINS.
See how fun this will be? For ME, I mean? You can't do anything to enter, except go on commenting, just like always. If anybody ever spills the super-secret phrase/sentence/observation, they'll be a winner. It's like a game that only I will know we're playing! Well, I'll be the only one who knows the rules. Genius! And there's even a prize. Which is also a secret.
You may think I've lost my mind - and you'd be correct - but isn't one of the purposes of blogging to amuse oneself? And, in case you're wondering, pointing out that I am certifiably nuts is NOT the secret observation. Sorry.
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