The kids finally returned to school today, after staying home for two snow days this week. And then on Monday, everyone was home for Martin Luther King's birthday. And then there were sick children the week before. My son hasn't been to school since last Wednesday morning, more than a week ago.
I've been making lots of food, sometimes with success: tomato soup, cheesy eggs, roast with carrots, potatoes and onions in the crock pot, chili, Scandinavian salmon stew... so good.
The cats have enjoyed the excitement and adventures with arctic snow and warm fires in the fireplace each day.
This photo of Klaus and his fluffy legs cracks me up. Poor baby. He did not like the snow.
I've been adding beautiful (in my humble opinion) new prints to my shop each day. I hope you'll stop by Mermaids and Moss to have a look around.
I celebrated my birthday (a very big one) over the weekend. My husband surprised me with dinner at my favorite seafood restaurant Thames Street Oyster House. Actually, he was going to take me away for a night on the Eastern Shore, but had to cancel our plans at the last minute because of our sad and sick children who miraculously were perfectly fine the very next day. Oh, winter germs, go away and stay away. I was also treated to a lovely night out with some of my most favorite friends. Thank you, dear friends. And, not only did my sweet sister-in-law watch the sad and sick children so that I could go out to dinner with my husband, but she also made me this wonderful cat cake. She remembered that my mother used to make me cat cakes each year for my birthday. So sweet. Thank you.