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So long snow day...

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Having a day at home with the entire family was great and I would have been disappointed had we not had a snow day, but it comes with mixed feelings. I am thinking about this 3 day work week to complete a full time job. It gnaws, it is stressful, and yet at the same time I am aware that I am one of the luckiest people I know. Why are we never satisfied, why does that pure feeling of contentment elude us? Or is it just me?...
And so it was...
Face plant...:)

Washed my hair, took pictures, cleaned the basement, baked cupcakes, puttered, e-mailed, blogged, stressed about work, puttered.... Tomorrow the city will be up and running again but yet the roads will likely still be bad. Blech...as good as a snow day feels when you are in the midst of it, there is always some price to pay.

  1. Blogger momyblogR said:

    Great pictures and I LOVE "Face Plant"

    You are not the only one it eludes. All though I try daily to just enjoy the moments I'm given and deal with the rest as it comes. Why let the worry of what's to come ruin the happiness that is already there.


  1. Blogger Devil Mood said:

    Wonderful photos again, Cathy!
    "Why are we never satisfied, why does that pure feeling of contentment elude us? Or is it just me?" - it's not just you. That's something that became very present in my mind lately - I'm never satisfied and I always get something to complain about. I must be a pain in the ass to put up with. :P It saddens me sometimes that most people are like this.

  1. Blogger Chloe said:

    the colours on these photos are so fresh and crisp.

    it's not just you of course. always wanting something more or something different gets us going. And we do rest a bit, don't we?

  1. Blogger fb said:

    Great landscape picture...the sky is terrifc.

    He's eating everything...railings, snow...

    Look there's Cathy!

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    I take your photo compliemnts seriously because you are such a great photographer. Thanks.

    Devil Mood;
    It saddens me as well; we should aspire to be satisfied more than we are not...

    We rest, but why do I feel guilt when I rest?...

    That photo was just taken a few hours ago as the sun was setting; from the deck at the side of my house. Yes, the child ingests everything. So when will we get the chance to say "Look, there's fb..."?

  1. Blogger SkyeBlue2U said:

    I so love stopping by to visit with you, it feels like "Home". :)

  1. Blogger Neo said:

    Cathy - Send some of that snow this way! I could use a day off!!!

    Btw, I love that first pict!

    And for some reason you look really different in that mirror shot.

    Hmmm, maybe it's the fact that you don't have that Alaska coat on. ;)

    Peace & Hugs,

    - Neo

  1. Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said:

    Usually here in Michigan we would have snow. They said on the weather that we are had the third warmest January in Michigan. Now Michigan is known for doing weird things, so I'm wondering what our spring will be like.

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    That's sweet; I am glad that it feels this way. You should post photos too.

    Different, hmmmm. Better or worse different???

    I would be worried about the summer heat, for sure.

  1. Blogger fb said:

    I pretty much look like the drawing!

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    The little cartoon man you draw in the nice dark coat?...how nice.
    Aren't you up late tonight?

  1. Blogger Connie and Rob said:

    You are very creative with your pictures. All very good.

    Hope you didn't stress enough to ruin your day...I think it is that we are all on this schedule and when we get a day off we get nervous. Our bodies don't know how to relax without guilt.

    Take care, Connie

  1. Blogger Heidi said:

    Cathy..I just saw the news coverage on CTV about the snow and then in a few days plus 8..Crazy!

    Love the pictures..Too cute.

    Note to myslef.. " I need to buy a digital cam."

  1. Blogger Heidi said:

    oops..< typo> Myself.

  1. Blogger Michelle said:

    Love the pink hues in the sky, just gorgeous :)
    Wouldn't it be great if we didn't have to work!

  1. Blogger Marel Lecone said:

    Wow. Lots of snow. I hope we get some soon. But, don't tell. heehee :) My husband does the shoveling. heehee :)

  1. Blogger Jase said:

    lovely photos Cath!

  1. Blogger Scholiast said:

    Lately I've felt that we only live on the weekends - workdays is pure stress; hurry, wake up, hurry, get in the car, hurry, go back home, hurry, put on your jammies...

    I'm trying to figure out if I could start working from home again (I used to have my own translation company) - it would give us a lot more time to just be around eachother..

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    You are absolutely right.

    I was wondering if you had seen that on the news; now I am concerned about Saturday because of the really warm temperatures (everything will melt quickly) with rain on top of it and then high winds. ugh. What is your weather doing in Montreal? You should get a digital camera; I would love to see life through your eyes. You can get some really decent ones for next to nothing...

    But then if I didn't work, I'd complain about that...

    I hope you get some so the kids can play in it; we have a guy plow us out with a truck because our driveway is too large for anyone to shovel by themsleves.

    Thank You' That's a real compliment from such a wonderful phototgrapher such as yourself. Where are you now, my friend?

    Even working at home is difficult; that's what I do for half of the week; like today...take care.

  1. Blogger Heidi said:

    Cathy ..The weather here is mild..Going up to plus 6 on Sat.

    Snow is melting, flooding on streets/sewers. The potholes are are huge , which makes driving difficult to swerve around them all the time and when u don't..THUMP!

  1. Blogger angel, jr. said:

    I loved snow days when I was a child. Not so much nowadays.

  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    I love the photos :) I've stopped listening to the weather man at all this winter. I just go out on the porch in the coat I think I need to wear, then go back inside to change. Spring, winter, snow, rain...every day is a surprise. I could really use a snow day though.

  1. Blogger fb said:

    I promise to try and return to some sort of routine...instead of staying up half the night doing nothing in particular...

  1. Blogger Berlinbound said:

    Hello Cathy ...

    You are a fortunate person ... and it is good to keep that in mind when things are difficult ... And remember also, how much love you spread around ... and how much good that does in this angry world.

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    That's what we have to look forward to this weekend...

    I hear ya'

    I hope you get one, at least one...but then the season reaches a point where it is getting too close to spring, and then it is disgusting to get womped by a snow storm.

    Just thinking motherly thoughts about your health, that's all...

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Thank You, my friend.

  1. Blogger Steve Awesome said:

    Well if it wasnt for snow days how would bathrooms get clean. We haven't had snow for ages....

  1. Blogger blackcrag said:

    If you find a way to trest without feeling guilty, will uou share it with me? My sister needs to learn that lesson too.

    I have a slightly different problem: how to be more continually productive and not get disstracted by reading and commenting on blogs at work...

  1. Blogger erikku said:

    Damn, missed us again. I don't think I'm speaking too soon in saying this winter here has been depressingly mild -- for me anyways. I bet you grow tired of it, eh?

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Happy (early) Birthday and you're right; the house would be a mess if it weren't for the storm...:)

    Being periodically distracted by the blog is not so much a problem; I think it refreshes us and makes us more productive while working; getting caught might be the problem (but not when one works from home, like myself...)

    I don't get a chance to get tired of it because it keeps snowing and then melting; it is all supposed to be gone again this weekend.

  1. Anonymous Anonymous said:

    Keep up the good work »

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