Thursday, December 12, 2013

Really Random Thursday, 12/12/13

It's been cold here. Yes, I realize that "cold" is a relative term. But when Mark saw ice in the gutter at 3:15 in the afternoon, in Fresno(!), that's cold. At least for us.
Mark comes from Minnesota and this is what "real" weather looked like when he was growing up.
So if you want to hear the weather caster in Minneapolis/St. Paul making fun of Californians, watch this short video. And do NOT miss her last line. Dripping with sarcasm... I get it.

Speaking of snow, last week I saw a link on the Sew Mama Sew website, under "gifts for geeks." It was a link for Star Wars snowflakes, along with a video on how to fold the paper in case you don't remember. I printed some out and gave them to Aaron. Christa was out of town, so after the kids were in bed, he made good use of his time.
I think Yoda is my favorite.

It's cold enough to wear a stocking cap. Jessie knitted this one for Levi, and now Gabriel is wearing it.
We had "soup and cookie day" the other day--my favorite holiday tradition. Aaron, Christa and kids come over for homemade soup, then they either go shopping or go to Starbucks, while the kids and I make cookies. 
sometimes the chocolate even ends up on your nose
They are supposed to be Christmas mice, with a chocolate covered cherry body, but I mistakenly got the ones with no stems--so no tails for these little critters. 
I think they still tasted okay, however.

Of course, the ladder-climbing, musical Santa gets a lot of attention.
Mark was watching football the other day, rewound the DVR when he happened to see this--a torn football jersey getting repaired. On the sidelines. Because college football teams always travel with a sewing machine, right?
And finally, are some of your presents being delivered by Amazon Santa-zon? This would be tragic.
P.S. There's still another day for a chance to win the Sew Mama Sew giveaway here.

Your turn.


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Quilt Art Design said... #

WOW! that snow and cold looks vicious. I live in SAfrica, Pta, so we don't see snow. It's 36C here now.
Love those little Christmas mice.

The Luedtke Family said... #

Yes, it is cold - even for here. My kitchen thermometer claimed it was -1.1 degrees outside this morning. Thank God for a furnace guy's next-day availability and our fortunate-ness to fix our furnace. Our blower motor went out yesterday or the day before. We are also fortunate that the finished breezeway/family room has baseboards, that kept our home to a toasty 60 degrees through the night. More clothes, socks, and extra blankets were just fine. I can't imagine those who cannot afford heat or shelter this time of year. One night and we are more than fine.

Lorna McMahon said... #

Those snowflakes are awesome! I had to take a second look to even realize they were star wars based. Yes, we are having cold weather and a bit of snow up here now, too! Thanks for sharing all that random goodness. But that last pic........ Poor Santa!

Sara said... #

cool snowflakes!! My nerdy hubby would love them:) hehehehe

What fun to make cute little mice cookies with your grandkiddos!

See, people sew everywhere don't they;)

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said... #

It's so weird how cold it is everywhere! i have a trip to S Florida scheduled soon and I'm hoping its actually warm! Love the pics of the kids making cookies, looks like it was so fun. And the sewing machine on the sidelines cracked me up. :)

Joanie's Trendy Quilts said... #

I would say it is cold here in Charlotte, NC! There is frost on the ground. Being a former northener this is nothing compared to Ohio weather where there is snow on the ground. Not as much as in MN though! LOL! Enjoyed seeing the images of the kiddos enjoying tasting and making Christmas mice! Hmmm, now I will have to watch for sightings of two things: sewing machines at sporting events and Sanata-zon. :) I have linked up for the first time today. Thank you hosting your party!

Needled Mom said... #

We had that cold weather this far south too. Where is my midwest coat when I need it?

This is such a fun time of the year with the little ones, They look like they are having so much fun. I loved the snowflakes!

Ouch ... poor Santa. said... #

That video was so funny. I had to share it with several people. We are always laughing about "storm watch" on channel 7 here. Gotta love California "winter".

FlourishingPalms said... #

Ha! That game was on TV when my family was watching (I don't get into football), but I came into the room so they could replay it for me. I did a little research and think I figured out that was a Brother sewing machine on the sidelines. Too danged funny, especially seeing a man making that repair. (Sorry, I'm sexist like that.) Enjoyed those Star Wars snowflakes, and I'm not even a SW fan. Your randomness is always fun, Cindy.

Svetlana said... #

love the video and all the fun randomness.

Mrs Flying Blind... said... #

We hit minus 3 yesterday - brrrr!
Need to investigate those snowflakes xxx

Katy Cameron said... #

It's bizarrely warm here, like 13-14 C, which is kind of early summer temps here!

Loving the snowflakes, and of course someone was fixing the jersey on the sidelines, those things cost money you know, they couldn't get a new one every time it ripped ;o)

Lucy | Charm About You said... #

Those snowflakes look amazing! I saw them but the kids have no idea about star wars yet so I'm making the ones over at imagine gnats! cute penguins and all :)
Those cookies look too good to eat, what great fun making with the kids! Stay warm x

Vicki said... #

I love your random Thursdays! It makes my week. Thank you Cindy.

Celtic Thistle said... #

Love the cherry mice cookies what a fun way to spend an afternoon.

Sewing on the sidelines, what a great spot:)

Rene' said... #

Those Star Wars snowflakes are awesome!!! Love seeing pictures of the grandkids. Keep warm!

lindaroo said... #

I followed the link to the Star Wars snowflakes, and spent a couple hours cutting out a few. I hung them in my 19-year-old son's bedroom, dangling from the ceiling fan. When he came home from work and saw them, I got a very gratifying whoop of surprise and delight!
It sure sounds funny when our CA weather reporters try to make their stories sound significant! But really, it's cold!

Anne / Springleaf Studios said... #

Chocolate mice . . . love it. How fun to bake with grandkids. Merry Christmas Cindy.