Our First Snow

December 29, 2015

After posting yesterday’s blog, and thinking about what a wonderful Christmas we had, and how happy I was that Tess and Manuel made it home safely to Dallas, I felt completely selfish for not acknowledging in my blog post the fact that so many people around the country experienced tradgedy over this holiday season with the winter storms. Please know that we are all thinking of those affected by the storms and that we have you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Now, we did end up getting some snow in Kansas City yesterday, but not much. First, freezing drizzle, then a little snow. Thank goodness the kids are still out of school on Winter Break, and at least some accidents were avoided with less traffic on the roads.

I, myself, never left the house. I tossed out groceries from the holidays that crept into the house, I organized my chaotic desk that became a dumping ground after Christmas shopping.



Then, I paid bills. Eeeekkkkk. 


I snuggled with my pups, thought about my goals for 2016, and Mike and I continued with our annual tradition of binge watching Homeland, which our son Jake, buys us every year for Christmas.

I took a couple of pictures.






I added these Santa hats to the porch about three days before Christmas.



They looked super cute with the snow on them and the Christmas lights on.


The pups aren’t crazy about going out into the yard to do their business, and I’m not crazy about the mess they are making on the floors when they come in, but the snow in December sure is pretty!

I worked myself back into some healthy eating yesterday by making smart choices, but I did not count points. A few of the things that I made for the holidays that were Paleo friendly, I didn’t calculate the WW Smartpoints on. Yesterday, I just ate good food. I tried not to over eat, and I drank a lot of water.

I’ll likely do that the next few days as well, then I’ll be ready to count, track, cook, and do all the right stuff come Friday! I love that Friday is the beginning of my WW week, AND…..it’s New Year’s Day. Um, how appropriate is that??

I’m finalizing my plans for 2016 and my Year End Blog Post. I’m sure you’re thrilled. For now……..

Here are yesterday’s eats….


The last of one of the Christmas Morning Breakfast Casseroles topped with Avocado




Veggies and an Egg while staring my Year End Blog Post. It’s a long one!




Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin, and a Apple Bacon Muffin. I served these Christmas morning, and loved them both!




Salad with Mixed Greens, Chicken, Bacon, Egg, Apple, Walnuts, Avocado, Vinaigrette


Are you planning for 2016?



“love the life you live, live the life you love”



4 responses to Our First Snow

  1. julesfarm@yahoo.com January 4, 2016 at 7:37 am

    I love our chats. 🙂

    I’m sorry your son is moving, but it is nice to know you can take a drive and visit. Congrats on the new grand baby on the way! They are so much fun! More reasons for making that drive, but I know you will miss having them all be so close. I feel your pain.

    I hope it’s a great week for you! I feel like we ate really well after doing the Whole30 (except for a few sugary days in there with the holidays and all), so I am hoping doing the second round of Whole30 will be easier. I never did go back to my lattes every morning, I continued to skip cheese on my eggs for breakfast, still no ketchup or bottled salad dressings, no diet soda’s, no beans and no grains. The biggest challenge will be socializing and skipping on the drinks. I’m tracking this time, so hopefully even more successful than the first time around.

    I wanna be happy in my shorts for our vacation in February!!

    Happy Monday and have a great week!


  2. Yikes!! its 2016 already?? …nope, I have no plans yet! We spent that last few days moving my oldest son, his wife and our only grand daughter (until the end of the month when our grandson (same sons’) is due) My son had a job relocation to same state but a 3.5 hour drive away. So between all the hustle of moving, there was the hiding out in the bathroom to have some “grandma break-down tears”, but no other free time to think about it being a new year! Not only will it be almost unbearable to not have my grand-daughter in the same town, my daughter in law is literally my best friend and I will miss them all horribly. My only consolation is that just one short year ago, by son was a finalist for a job in ND and I thought my heart was ripped out thinking he could move his little family so far away. So now I just keep telling myself to be thankful that it is just a weekend trip to go see them all, but I will miss having them just stop by the house, meeting up for coffee on my lunch hour, or having our grand daughter dropped off to spend the night. Ahh, such is life – we raise them up to fly away, right? So needless to say, along with all the tears, there was also A LOT of brownies, and other “comfort food” binges. I feel like YUCK, and for the past 3 nights I’ve woken up in the middle of the night with heartburn from all the junk I have force-fed my body (hindsight: so I won’t feel the heartbreak?? – give myself heartburn, instead???? …argh!!) My husband and I got back home about an hour ago. So back reality – THUNK. I would really like to do another whole 30, I felt SO GOOD doing that, but we have a very six weeks, so know that is not feasible, but I DO need to have SOME KIND plan. But right now, I just need to feel sorry for myself, just for the rest of the day. Tomorrow is Sunday – First day of the week, right? I want to be a healthy, fun, energetic grandma more than anything. Yep, first step, is taking place right here – maybe right there is my plan. How to reach it, I’ll think on that tonight. I could write on for another 30 minutes about WW – but I think both you and I DO have better things to do… (ha!) But – Am I the ONLY one that feels “jilted” or “out of sync” when they change plans? The other plan worked so well for me, and boy oh boy do I hate change… OK! I’m stopping… =) Thanks for listening…. Ronda

  3. julesfarm@yahoo.com December 30, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    I don’t mind the snow and the cold, as long as I don’t have to drive in it! Ha! The kitchen is in order, now for the un decorating, which I always think takes forever…….

    Happy New Year Nancy! It’s gonna be a great one!

  4. I’m not in the mood for snow this winter–like I could do something about it–lol.
    I hope to get my kitchen in order before school starts–you are so good to have done it already.
    Here’s to a New Year of good times and good food.