Wednesday, January 13, 2010

rolling right along...


...with "having more funs"... and seeing as I can't really grip anything small right now...I am playing with more toys" instead.

The weather has been amazing... a lovely, spring-like, warm week...almost feels like we could be golfing if there wasn't a foot of snow on the courses.  I was out in just a shirt and vest. The roads are all melty and messy ... and the driving is horrible on the sidestreets and alleyways.  As a matter of fact...after I finally got the van out of the driveway yesterday to run some errands...I didn't even try to mush through it to get back in.  I wouldn't have made it anyway..and may have ended up stranded sideways in a foot of slush... so I parked it in front of the neighbours and left it there.  This morning the slush was semi frozen seeing as it goes down to freezing overnight... but, I figured I could get over things even it is was a bumpy ride. Seatbelts would hold me down.

I went out early and drove around the block hoping the other end of the alley was a bit better... NOT!  I almost got stuck just getting into it...luckily I had enough speed up that I made it over the big puddle and the ice and slush even if I was going sideways. ....or I would have been hopping out into a foot of frigid water over at that end... .. anyway... long story somewhat shorter...I managed to manoever through the maze of huge slushy mounds, gaining and losing speed and realizing I was gripping the wheel like a vice ... then had to slow down to pull a wide arc with a neighbour's truck parked in the way and a telephone pole that I didn't remember had to be navigated...and somehow managed to swerve it wildly in more or less the correct direction. When the wheels hit the lovely dry pavement of driveway.. did some hard braking... and fortunately... stopped the vehicle a mere 8 inches from the doors.... whew.... did it!  Jumped out laughing and the neighbour gave me a two thumbs up from in front of his truck.

I'll be staying home for a few days... happy to do so.  And if it keeps up like this... the alley and roads will be great in just a few more days... it should be going up to about +10C again today from the feel of it.  The little sparrows and chickadees are chirping away ... I turned down the heat and opened the kitchen window so I can hear their happy little songs....

The snow is workable now too... no longer the dry, fluffy, fly away, feathery stuff...I can roll balls of it.  I stuck with tiny balls... because I have some bread to bake and stuff to move around today.  I might even play at making a new doll tomorrow... maybe...

Ted decided to venture out to see what I was up to ...















"Say buddy .... I notice you have an extra sweater there... "















"Well, yes... I've decided on the cardigan...easier to get on... what do you say we make ourselves a snowman for the other one?"...















"Good idea...think you could help me with the head?"















"What? You're making soup? ... okay... just be another minute or two..."



















"Oh, erm....think I better pass"...





















.."not me...
.. I'm not passing...I'm ready to go in now ... my bum's getting cold anyway....  "What kind of soup?"














Turkey meatball... ooooh...............YUM!

16 comments:

Sandy said...

Loved the exchange between the bears.

Wow, what a brave soul you are to go out driving in that, I would hole up in my house until summer came. I'm a wimp in snow and ice.

At -10 you opened the windows, you said, yikes.

BumbleVee said...

+10C Sandy.... lol.... and, honestly...when you live in it and dress for it... it's quite balmy after some of the -21C to -30 days....

Linda Fleming said...

LOL! You're too funny, Vee. Glad you managed to safely get into your driveway.

Love your snow bear- just too cute. Did Ted enjoy his soup?

Daisy said...

It's just like a teddy bear picnic, only in the snow! I'm glad they have little sweaters so they can stay warm.

HElen said...

Love your bears picnic! and so glad you made OK back to your driveway!

Wipso said...

Soup looks wonderful. Poor bears bums must be frozen...cruelty to bears! :-)
A x

Susan said...

Just popped over to "Tea & Scones" uh I think we're going to need that Turkey Meatball Soup recipe. xo les Gang
ps. tres sweet snow bears

Lynda (Granny K) said...

I'd love a dish of the turkey meatballs and could I eat it outside with the bears please? Yum! Yum!

frayedattheedge said...

I love your bear in the snow - it's good to see that there is someone as silly as me - I posted photos of the gnomes I knitted before Christmas, playing in the garden!!

Picture Imperfect said...

LOL yet another entertaining and captivating post from the BumbleVee! :o)

I love the bears in the snow - and I adore that you play in the snow and make critters. That tells me you're still a child at heart and I can relate to that like no other quality.

I LOVE pierced percy, he is made of adorable!

Serena said...

Pinky just told me that she's glad she's here now because that may have been her bum out there freezing in the snow. ;) I enjoyed the little convo between the bears. So cute! The soup look divine!

OH, and you have my admiration for just driving in those scary (well they're scary to me) conditions let alone navigating in your driveway. KUDOS to you!

Serena said...

Btw, your little punk bear header is waaaaaaaay cute with his spiky hairstyle....love the brow ring!

Elenka said...

Too bad you can't keep the snow bear...he's so cute!
The soup is cute too.

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

Way, way too cute! Aren't the warmer days lovely!! I can't wait until full fledged Spring!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Vee,

Glad that the weather has warmed up for you.
Yikes, that sounds scary driving on the roads. I would be staying in too, unless you really needed to go out.
Love the bears in the snow and your new header ~ pierced Percy.

Have a great week
Hugs
Carolyn

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

At larst! I got heer at larst!! An wat a grayte wee snowbear!!!!

I like the look ov thayer jumpers, too :@}

an that soop....scrum!