I knew when I made reservations to fly into Chicago in February that I would be experiencing cold temperatures that I haven’t been used to for the last eight years. I’ve been cold since I stepped off of the plane last Wednesday. I expected that, but today what I was hoping to avoid while here happened anyway.
|It seems that Mother Nature had other plans, and the Chicago area was hit with another snow storm.|
After the grandgirls went off to kindergarten and pre-school, Robyn and I had planned to drive into the city to meet my sister, Pam, for lunch at Red Lobster. With a blizzard raging outside, we had to scrap those plans.
That’s the mound of snow right along the edge of the driveway of Robyn and Dennis’ house. What a shame that they only have one shovel, and all I could do was supervise! I’m sure it has been many years since there has been this much cold and snow in Dyer, Indiana. What a crazy winter all over.
There has been a birthday party, gymnastic lessons, and so many other activities of a young family going on that I’ve had no chance to keep up with my blog readings. It has been a very good visit. Avery’s birthday party was on Friday evening, and as usual, Robyn made a special birthday cake.
The latest rage for little people seems to be the new movie from Disney called “Frozen”. It’s a fairytale type story about a fair maiden that has powers to freeze things. So, the cake had the main characters from ‘Frozen’. I especially liked how Robyn fashioned the ice shards by making a clear type of blue/green candy brittle that could be broken into chunks the color of ice bergs. While the main characters were store bought, the reindeer crashing through the snow wasn’t. She made that out of clay and painted it. I wouldn’t have the patience or the talent to make a cake like this. And the cake inside was all bright tie dyed colors.
I’ve been so busy that I lose track of time, but I think it was yesterday that Robyn and I were talking about a recent resurgence of her interest in photography. She took a class a while back, and has joined a local group on-line that has a weekly photography challenge that they are supposed to be creative with. This week’s subject to get a picture of was a ‘cup’. I don’t know why, but the first thing that popped into my mind was a bra. After all, they come in different ‘cup’ sizes, and I told her so. She chuckled, and that set us off into all the possibilities with a bra. I won’t go into all of those ideas, but suffice it to say that she thought most were a little too ribald for her group. I do seem to remember something about ‘My Cup Runneth Over”, though…
This was her final submission, with a bubble bath in the background. Lots more artistic than I would have been. I guess I’m more literal. Most other members of the group have submitted pictures of a cup of coffee, and Robyn has received very few comments on her photo. I’m thinking these other people are a little prissy, and don’t know how to think out of the box. What do you think?
I’ll be flying back to Houston tomorrow… I need to rest up after this whirlwind week. I didn’t sign up for a snow storm, but I wouldn’t have missed any of the other enjoyments for all the tea in China!
Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later, Judy