Here we are fast approaching the end of March, and we finally sort of got the snow we’d been waiting for all winter long:


After we got about four inches, the temperature rose and the sun kept playing peek-a-boo through the clouds and random flurries, so it melted down pretty quickly – thwarting plans to build a snowman.  But at least it was pretty.  And Princess Nagger had a snow day that actually  involved genuine snow.

Speaking of a snow day…  Since the snow wasn’t cooperating with the playability factor, Princess Nagger and I decided it was the perfect day to decorate Easter Eggs:


Since the hubby has an inconvenient schedule this term and isn’t home in the evenings on Monday’s and Wednesday’s, Princess Nagger and I decided we should do the egg decorating in a split shift – she and I decorated our eggs while the hubby was at work (since he didn’t get a snow day) and while Little Dude was taking his nap.  Perfect bonding time for her and I for a couple of hours for sure. 

She’ll get to have the same bonding time with the hubby and decorate eggs with him when he gets home from work tonight – you’ll have to come back tomorrow to see part one of the final creations.  I know, I’m such a tease!

Speaking of a tease…  When I did my grocery shopping on Friday, I picked up a bouquet of tulips for myself to properly welcome spring into our home (and because a girl needs flowers once in a while):


They lasted a whole day before Blackspot set his sights on them and figured they’d make a good kitty salad.  He shredded  the poor things.  I even moved them to the kitchen counter and camouflaged them behind my KitchenAid mixer, but he still managed to polish them almost completely off.  Little bugger.  Next time I might have to arrange them in a vase like this instead:


That might hopefully prevent him from gobbling them up.  Hopefully.


Now for a PSA from my bloggy buddy Denise at RunDMT… 

Today is Purple Day.

Purple Day was founded in 2008, by nine-year-old Cassidy Megan of Nova Scotia, Canada following a presentation by the Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia, Canada. Motivated by her own struggles with epilepsy, Cassidy started the day in an effort to tell others about the disorder and inform those with seizures that they are not alone.  She named the day Purple Day after the internationally recognized color for epilepsy, lavender. On March 26th, people from around the world wear purple in support of epilepsy.

  • Approximately 1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime.
  • At least 1 in every 10 people will have one seizure in their lifetime.
  • There are approximately 65 million people around the world living with epilepsy.
  • There are more than 300,000 Canadians living with epilepsy.
  • There are approximately 2.2 million Americans living with epilepsy.
  • Epilepsy is NOT contagious. Epilepsy is NOT a disease. Epilepsy is NOT a psychological disorder.

To honor Purple Day and her niece Meghan who lives with epilepsy, Denise planned a Purple Day 5K for her friends and family.  She encourages everyone to wear purple, download her Purple Day “race bib” and run or walk with them virtually:


Since running and I don’t get along, I’m wearing purple today and running in my head – I’ll probably walk a few laps around the house in support as well.  Princess Nagger was happy to wear purple to school today in support, too. 

And remember, when you think of epilepsy and seizures, think BRAIN.

Be calm.

Remove dangerous objects and loosen tight items around neck.

Always time the seizure.  Call 911 if longer than 5 minutes.

If the person has fallen, turn on side and put something soft under head.

Never put anything in mouth and never restrain.

That’s a wrap for this week – link up and join in the fun, everyone is welcome, random or not. Be sure to visit your fellow randomizers so they don’t feel so lonely.



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  1. Thank you for supporting Epilesy Day and for sharing this information. This disorder is widely miss understood. As the mother of a son with Epilesy I’m always happy to get the word out.

    I’m glad you got some snow even though it wasn’t in the amounts you were hoping for.

  2. We got about 3-4 inches of snow yesterday, but it melted off by early afternoon. Then, it began snowing again last evening and this morning, we had a couple of inches of white fluff. I’m tired of these crazy cold temps. Come back Spring!

    I haven’t colored Easter eggs in a couple of years. I do miss this little project with the kiddies. I almost thought about doing it myself this year, but with our trip to Florida then I just had to much to do to fool with it. *sigh*

    Looks like y’all are having fun. Here’s hoping your Easter weekend is filled with chocolate bunnies, marshmallow chicks, and egg hunting! Thanks for keeping the random going!

  3. I was wondering how much snow you’d gotten! That’s about how much we got, too, and yes – it’s almost gone. I’m not upset, mind you; I’m so anxious for Spring I can hardly stand it.

    I did not know about purple day. I’m wearing black and tan. My bad.
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  4. I’m sorry but there’s something seriously wrong with dying Easter eggs while home for a snow day! It’s unseasonably cold here, the heat came on last night. As much as I enjoy a chilly day, wearing a cute sweater and a scarf I’m ready for my Florida heat to return.

    I always thought you were supposed to put something in their mouth. I’m glad I read your tips, now I know.

    Thanks for linking up with us!

  5. Wow, I’m proud of you for already starting to decorate Easter Eggs. I don’t know why this is the most un-fun part of the holiday to me. I think of dying Easter eggs and MAJOR MESS go hand in hand but I might try to give it a shot this weekend out in the backyard so any mess can be out there. Three kiddos, 5 and under just make me nervous to do them inside. Love that everyone got snow– we didn’t, but loved seeing everyone’s pictures. I did buy a sled incase but will have to save it for next year! I wish I’d known about the Purple Day- but I can run laps in my head if that counts. 🙂
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  6. This post has inspired me… I’m having my niece & nephew over for a sleepover Thursday night and I think we should paint some eggs!

    I love tulips… sorry to hear yours were destroyed! LOL! I usually kill my plants/flowers all on my own, without any feline help. 😉
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  7. Love the blog Stacy. Your daughters hair is GORGEOUS. Hope you’ll join us on Thursday for the Easter Basket Showcase link party! I’d love to see what’s in her basket this year. 🙂

  8. That vase idea is fantastic! Glad you finally had your snow day. We certainly saw a lot of snow here this year, but it only yielded one snow day and one two-hour delay…a lot of snowy holidays and weekends!
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  9. I loved coloring eggs with Emma last year. It will be much more fun this year! I guess I need to buy some kits huh? I’m running out of time!

    Anyway, I love the 5K idea. And purple is a fav color of mine!

    So, your cat EATS the flowers? Yuck! That can’t taste good! Silly cat!

  10. I had an almost identical bouquet of purple tulips for my wedding last Friday =) Thankfully they did not get shredded by any crazy kitties! lol
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