Good Morning My Friends,
I'm a bit weary this a.m. which I will explain in a bit.
But, first, tell me how you are and how was your weekend? I hope you carved out some time to enjoy those things that you do - knitting perhaps, reading, sewing, whatever.
Colin & Mailing came over Saturday for dinner. I made red beans (a New Orleans/Creole dish) and rice, roasted Brussels sprouts and an apple crisp (with whipped cream of course). The kids brought over frozen Palomas (Ina Garten recipe) and wow were they delicious! Red grapefruit juice, tequila, lime = amazing! The only picture I took was of the red beans in the morning when they were simmering away on the stove.
Aside from the kidney beans, the dish also has hot & sweet Italian sausage, onions, peppers, garlic, celery and a ton of spices. So tasty. (And pretty in my new Dutch oven!!)
Snow was forecast for Sunday and sure enough it started a little after I got up and continued all day. At times the flakes were HUGE. It was (thankfully) a light, fluffy snow - easy to clear from the cars and the drive.
It was very pretty out. At one point I was sitting in the kitchen working on my stitching and I looked out the patio door and there were so many cardinals!
Cardinals always look so striking to me against snow. What a sight!
I was also able to get a start on the second Yule Wave sock. I cast on Friday night and got the ribbing finished. Yesterday I finished up the colorwork and have started down the balance of the leg.
My sleep was broken Saturday night, so I was pretty tired and went to bed early last night - like 9 p.m.! Tyg woke me at 12:15 to go out. Mind you it was forecast to be bitter cold last night (and it is 11 degrees this a.m., so the temp did drop), but I figured he has a fur coat, he will be fine. Well, I slept a bit fitfully after that and at 3 a.m. I heard a noise on the patio roof right off one of our bedroom windows. I got up and looked out (it's almost like daylight at night because of all the snow) and that bugger of a cat was on the patio roof meowing to come in. I can't believe he managed to climb up onto the roof with all the snow! He saw me looking out, so I opened the window and before I had it fully opened Tyg had jumped up, pushed the screen in and was jumping from the windowsill onto the bed! What a beast!! Of course, he wanted a kitty treat after that episode, so I went downstairs with him, got him some treats and then went back to bed. It took me some time to fall back asleep, so that is why I am a bit weary this a.m. Luckily work (so far) is quiet.
Hopefully my peaceful morning will continue and I can just take it easy. Wishing you all a wonderful week!