How are you? How was your weekend? Ours was snowy and cold, but we were spared unlike a lot of New England and the coast line. Our snow started Friday morning and continued most of the day. However, it was so fine and falling so lightly we hardly had any accumulation. It started again overnight and I heard the snow plow go up and down the street early, early - like 3 or 4 a.m. Saturday morning we woke up to 3" or so and it was still snowing.
Mabel ventured out several times, but stayed on the patio.
Once she came in, bird tracks accompanied her tracks on the patio. The birds were feeding steadily all day long. It snowed till about Noon and Fletch said we ended up with about 5" which is not a whole lot. Luckily it was dry powdery snow and he had an easy time clearing the cars and making some paths (out to the bird feeder to fill it, out to the compost to dump stuff), clearing the sidewalk and front porch (so Amazon can easily deliver!!).
It was pretty, but quite cold and the wind was howling. We did not venture out (well, Fletch did to shovel, but I stayed inside). Usually we do grocery shopping on the weekend, but with plenty of food, there was no need. It is still pretty chilly (10 this morning), so I think it will be another day at home.
The weekend filled up quickly. I baked a chocolate olive oil cake (Smitten Kitchen recipe), made some veggie dumplings for lunch, cleaned bathrooms and did a bunch of laundry. There were naps, reading, stitching and knitting and last night we watched "Around the World in 80 Days" and "All Creatures Great and Small." A nice balance of chores and fun things.
Let's hope the start to the week is a good one. It is supposed to warm up to the 40's by Tuesday or Wednesday - time to haul out the grill again!!
Happy Lunar New Year to all - Year of the Tiger!!