Thursday night and Friday, we got a new coating of snow, which involved a lot of shoveling and snow-blowing time on my husband’s part. I got to spend some of that time visiting with my sister in New England by telephone. We have determined that we talk together more often. It was good to catch up on what’s happening with the family. Neither of us is an initiator when it comes to making telephone calls. After the snowfall ended, I got out into the back yard with my camera, and also took some shots from the front door.
Snowy Garden Shed
Red, White and Trees
Generally, things have been going well at our house in spite of stuffy heads and some coughing. The dogs are in need of a trip to the groomer’s shop. I had to trim the hair around Thadd’s eyes, so that he could see. Charlie’s hair is finer and straight, while Thadd’s is totally curling and bushy.
We went to a visitation, yesterday evening, and had planned also to attend the prayer service for a man who was pastor at the church we attended when we got married, +25 years ago. Unfortunately, the receiving area had a very low ceiling, and there were lit candles, and so we ended up leaving after ten minutes or so. There were too many people in line to talk with his widow. I slept okay, last night, but still coughing, this morning. Will send a note to the family, once I replenish my stationery supply.
Having no decent pens, I’ve mail-ordered a couple that should be the right size and weight for my hand. Larger ones, which I have not bought for many years, are better, because I don’t get cramps in my hand from writing, like I do with the skinny ones, which I seem to clench at to keep them from slipping from between my fingers.
Ah! The time has slipped away, and I must eat breakfast.
We are enjoying a very quiet holiday weekend, thanks in part to having taken part in the family Christmas celebration last Tuesday to accommodate travel schedules. Today we still are trapped at home with a blizzard warning stretching into the early evening. Yesterday, there was rain, followed by snow, followed by mixed precipitation. The Interstate is now closed down across the state, from here at the eastern border to Montana, and also from Grand Forks up to the Canadian border.
I took no photographs, Tuesday evening.
While waiting for my first appointment with the dietitian, I have been more adventurous with my grocery shopping. The scheme seems to be three meals and three snacks at approximately the same times each day. I cannot imagine a world in which this could happen. In order to increase the variety of the menu, since I obviously am going to be eating more, albeit smaller, meals. For breakfast, this morning, I added fresh asparagus:
The Scampers are now a year old. Thaddeus is still on a high-fiber diet; he’s eaten two more dishcloths this week and also a dishtowel.
And there was ice on the front window during the earlier cold snap. Speaking of which, our temperatures are going down, now, but we’re expecting a high of 30°F and snow on Wednesday. Some places, this weekend, there was snow thunder.
When I woke up a little before Noon, I found that it has been snowing. Beautiful! I had fallen asleep wearing an old, short-sleeved T-shirt and lounging skirt. Letting Samantha into the back yard, I grabbed my camera along the way and slipped on moccasins, and discovered that the temperature has risen enough to let me take photographs comfortably without jacket, socks, or mittens. No wind…just gentle snow.
We enjoyed the edge of a snowstorm. Lots of accidents here in town. We canceled our Star Wars movie plans and also the visit to the shooting range, and I am pleased that we did. It was not nice out there for a while. Beautiful, though! It started snowing at midnight and continued throughout the day.
Snow continued to fall, and so did the temperature, and so the forecast was revised. The snow that has fallen will be staying is my guess. The white of the new snow will reflect the heat upwards, while the brown and green, black asphalt and cleaned sidewalks, streets and roads would have absorbed the heat, encouraging further melting and absorption. Last night or today, or both, the rabbits were running through our yard. There were tracks!
Snow started falling yesterday. I think it is supposed to be done snowing this evening or overnight. If it doesn’t turn to water and flow away as the temperature goes up, again, this may be permanent (for the winter) snow cover.
I must go out, next, to find the fillers for the gazebo eves.