February is a month for holidays if you work for the state government. I appreciate all the days off, especially when the weather wants to make you just stay in bed all day. Monday was our last holiday for the month, President's Day. Alli and Peyton had this day off also. They had the Friday off because of a teacher work day. Four day weekend for them.
We've had so much snow this year. I know others are complaining and hating on it, but I actually love it. It's lovely to look at and I don't mind the cold that much. More snow is expected this afternoon/evening. My only issue is people driving that do not have cars suitable for the weather conditions and they get stuck.
I mailed my package for the Book Swap. I ended up getting In Cold Blood by Truman Capote for a book set in Kansas. I picked up Gates BBQ sauce, Jack Stack BBQ Sauce, some Russell Stovers Chocolate, Zum products and Roasterie Coffee. All products manufactured in Kansas/Kansas City. I grab a dip mix that featured the Wicked Witch, I felt if I didn't mention the Wizard of Oz somewhere, I wasn't really from Kansas. Gates BBQ is my favorite. Their sweet & mild sauce...so yummy. I sent the original flavor though. I went way over on my $25 limit. Eck! It should arrive to her on Thursday.
I have two friends that are competing in the Battle of the States Roller Derby Tournament in Philadelphia this week. I got them a little gift of good luck. Those Tiger Balm patches, seriously, the best. I know both of them will represent Team Kansas well and I am super excited for them.
The cats are so lazy. I picked up the red buffalo check blanket at Hy-vee this weekend. It is super soft. The cats agree. They don't want to move from the couch. I have a lot of blankets on my couch for the kids and the cats. They all enjoy them.
I received two more postcards from Postcrossing. One of them left me their address to write back. I probably will since we seem to have a lot in common from our profiles. I enjoy snail mail. I try to participate in swaps and exchanges via blogs and instagram when I can. I sent four postcards off: UK, Slovakia, Germany and Russia. I send a lot of cards to Russia.
How was your long weekend? Did you have a long weekend? How's the snow going 'round your area?