I tried to post this the other day and don't know what I wound up doing. Anyway, we had a nice afternoon of making paper snowflakes. I had to look online for instructions, and found some simple, easy to follow instructions on how to make snowflakes here:
I tried some other sites, but I think this one had the easiest instructions.
I don't think I've made a snowflake since I was in grade school!
We spent the afternoon making pizza, and afterwards, sugar cookies. Little Miss can just about make the cookies all by herself, I was very surprised. The phone had rang at one point, but she just carried right on, rolling the dough into a ball, rolling it out with the rolling pin, and cutting out the snowflakes. It got so late, I had to send her off to bed, and so I sat there dipping them all in icing myself. I thought a light ice-blue an appropriate color, though I am not a big fan of food coloring. I did find some natural colors last time I was at whole foods, but it was a bit over my price point ($20) yikes! I will have to get more creative - find some red onions and boil the skins maybe. I will have to try that out next time.
Well, I got to see the moon, at seven this evening, as I ran out to do some errands. I looked up briefly to see a brilliantly white moon staring out from behind some clouds. And now just a bit ago, just past midnight, as it was directly overhead. I must say though, that for some reason it actually seems further away, rather than closer.
Here is a strange fact that I just learned. The beach is more polluted during a full moon, with its accompanying high tide, than at other times during the month. hummmmmmmmm.
Tonight will be the biggest full moon of the year - a Perigee Moon. Maybe we'll go for a moonwalk, which won't be too difficult since it's been getting dark at about four. I'll have to see what time moonrise is at.
Photo credit: NASA http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2008/09dec_fullmoon.htm?list219095_
They are all asleep and I roam the computer mindlessly, reading blogs, here and there, gathering tidbits that perhaps I will use, and so I decide to create a blog and join the 21st century, perhaps....
It is late, and I think I stay up just because they are asleep. If I utilize these moments, albeit non constructively, I have still gained some moments of my own. I am tired. It is late. I should go to sleep or at the very least, do something constructive (i.e. the pile of work that awaits me) but, no, I'll do something highly un-useful for the moment. I will dawdle on the computer.