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    Monday
    Mar282016

    Snow monster! Plus, GRAND Social No. 200 link party for grandparents

    Snow monster!

    Like much of the country, I encountered snowy weather on Saturday. Unlike much of the country, though, I also encountered a snow monster on Saturday.

    Seriously.

    When I woke Saturday morning and sauntered on into the living room, I found this peeking in my window:

    snow monster 

    A snow monster!

    Crazy, right!?

    The funky fella hung around much of the day, as temps never rose above freezing. At one point, though, we bid him farewell, and Jim shook him off the branch into oblivion. For the sake of the branch bending under the monster's weight.

    With April arriving this week, I figure there are no more snow monsters in my future. At least not until next winter.

    (Although... April is historically one of the more snowy months in Colorado, so I may have just cursed jinxed myself.)

    GRAND Social No. 200

    Funny how I easily believe in snow monsters but find it incredibly difficult to believe this is the TWO HUNDREDTH GRAND SOCIAL! Unbelievable!

    Thank you to each and every one of you who links, reads, comments, shares or just plain shows up here for one of the very few (the only?) link party specifically for grandparents!

    Cheers to 200! Cheers to you!

    grand social link party

    How it works:

    • All grandparent bloggers are invited to add a link. You don't have to blog about grandparenting, just be a grandparent who blogs.
    • Grandparents who do not blog (or want to share something other than their own post) are welcome to add links to other posts grandparent readers may be interested in.
    • To link up a post, copy the direct URL to the specific post — new or old — that you want to share, not the link to the blog or website home page. Then click the blue button below marked "Add your link" and follow the directions.
    • I reserve the right to remove posts I feel are inappropriate. (Which hasn't happened yet, but I feel obligated to note that, just in case.)
    • Those who add links to the GRAND Social link party will be sent a weekly reminder when the party goes live. If you prefer to be removed from that email list, feel free to do so (and you'll still be more than welcome to join the party any time).
    • If adding your own post, including a mention such as This post linked to the GRAND Social to your linked posts is appreciated. Or, you can post the GRAND Social button anywhere on your page using the following code:
    <a rel="nofollow" href="http://grandmasbriefs.com" target="blank"><img src="http://grandmasbriefs.squarespace.com/storage/GRANDsocialbutton.jpg" alt="Grandma’sBriefs.com" width="125" height="125" /></a>
    • The GRAND Social linky accepts posts through Wednesday evening, so please come back to see those added after your first visit.
    • If you're not a linker, you have the pleasure of being a reader. Those sharing a link would be honored to have you visit, read and, if so moved, leave a comment even if just "Hey, stopping by from the GRAND Social." Bloggers who link are encouraged to visit and comment on the links of other bloggers, as well.

     

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    Reader Comments (11)

    Oh Lisa I have seen snow many times in April down here in Ky. Hope you and we don't have any more. We had a big rain storm last night after a very nice Easter Sunday.

    March 28, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterdaylily

    What a delightful picture -- even if it is of a monster! We only had a skiff of snow. I like that better than monsters. :-) And congratulations on this momentous occasion of your 200th Grand Social. I think that is just grand!

    March 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNina Lewis

    I was in the bathroom at the grocery store on Saturday (in New England) when someone said that Colorado was getting 18 inches (I assumed they meant snow)! Wow. As soon as I saw the title of the post "Snow Monster", I knew it was true. I wish you higher temps and fast melting...think warm thoughts. :)

    March 28, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterkrista

    As I sit in shorts and bare feet, I can't imagine SNOW in late March or April. WOW!

    March 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPatti

    Happy 200!! That's quite a feat, and well worth celebrating. Glad BB's able to join in the fiesta and is here to wish you at least another 200 more. BB2U

    March 28, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterbohemian babushka

    I remember, as a child growing up in North Carolina, how I prayed for snow. Imagine how happy a Snow Monster like the one you've pictured would have made me!
    Congratulations on Grand Social number 200! Thanks for each and every one of them.

    March 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

    Wasn't that blizzard something? It is melting fast here. I have a feeling it will be another very green spring once the warm weather arrives for good. Hope you had a very happy Easter, Lisa!

    Hope this is your last snow for the winter but somehow I doubt it! Stay warm and thanks for hosting!

    March 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGrandma Kc

    Oh how fun! Very cool photo :) :) :)

    March 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKaye Swain

    It truly looks like a snow monster!

    Congratulations on your 200th link party! That's a significant accomplishment!

    March 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTeresa

    Great idea on the link party! I added 2. I hope that is ok?

    March 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKevin
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