Sunday, January 30, 2011

More Snow

Yes, we are getting another storm and it's a two parter again. First we are getting 3 - 6 inches of snow and then it'll turn to sleet, freezing rain and then rain into the second day.

Guess I'll be WFH again with my laptop.

I bet the moms and dads home with the kids will be pulling their hair out.

But, we're getting more snow on the weekend too.

Sure hope my roof doesn't cave in or leak and that the gutters don't either.

This is a winter for the record books here in CT.

Everyone get out tomorrow to buy the necessities - bread, milk and chocolate.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Unexpected Phone Call, Lunch & A Movie

This morning the phone woke me up and a forgotten voice was on the other end. One of my college friends was in the area for her grandson's hockey game and saw the name of my town and gave me a call from the car. She was only going to be in the area for two hours and I couldn't make it as I had plans for later in the AM. We talked for an hour and sorta caught up. What a nice surprise and way to start my day. Chatting with a college friend and my dog was curled up at my feet.

A friend and I met for lunch at her club. There is a deck outside of the dining room and large windows. While sitting at our table, we looked at the fire going in the stone fireplace or out the windows at what was taking place. There was a man out there with a chain saw and some small tools working on a huge clump of snow and making a sculpture. We left before it was done but think it was a bear.

Next was the movies to see "The King's Speech". One word for it - FANTASTIC! I encourage everyone to see it. Wonderful acting and beautiful scenery and costumes. I emailed my friend from London and she said that it was very accurate. I never knew that the King had a stuttering problem and what he went through.

Now I'm home after a haircut and grocery shopping and sitting at the kitchen table with my laptop and watching a movie on the kitchen TV.

Great day. Tomorrow I need to do my year end self-appraisal for work. HATE, HATE, HATE doing those. I've been way too busy to work on it at work so tomorrow is the day. Hopefully it won't take up too big a chunk of my afternoon.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Scrappy Weekend

I finally got back to my Friday night scrapbooking and knowing it was coming got me through the week. Loading the car was challenging as my driveway is sheer ice. I'm quite afraid of ice as that's how I broke my elbow some years back.

Got home late that night and left all my bags in the trunk to unload the next day. I did not want to take any chances of falling.

After being out Friday night, the rest of my weekend was spent in fleece pj pants, turtleneck and sweatshirt. Lazy weekend with reading in bed each morning, cooking a big brunch and meals, scrapping and knitting while watching/listening to Hallmark station movies.

Of course the house desparetly needs cleaning but ... Liesel and I don't care. It's more fun to do what we want. She spent a lot of time on the floor by the heater vent sleeping, watching me or working on her dental chew toy. The life of a dog... Forgot that she has to go out in the bitter cold to go to the bathroom so that's not a good thing. It was down in the single digits during the night and we're due for a few bitterly cold days ahead.

Monday, January 17, 2011

You know you're in CT when...

You're waiting for the next winter storm to start and it hasn't been a week since the last one. The nice thing is that just about every other day is full sunshine and beautiful.

I do love winter as long as I don't have to be out on the roads during a snowstorm or freezing rain.

Hope I don't get leaks as we're getting 3 - 6 inches of snow which will then turn to freezing rain/ice and then plain rain.

I stopped at the grocery store late this afternoon and noticed break and milk in the passing carts. I went for the real staples - Greek yoghurt, grapes and CHOCOLATE.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Day at the CT shore

Yesterday Liesel and I visited friends at the CT shore. It was a typical CT winter day with a sunny sky and deep white snow blanketing the ground, trees and buildings. Driving there was really nice looking out on the countryside listening to a book on tape.

Before lunch, Jill, Liesel and I went for a walk all around the Point. It was not cold or windy so it was really pleasant to be outside. Liesel trotted along ahead of us and every now and then, she'd look back just to check that I was there.

We had a good afternoon and early evening catching up on everything and seeing their digital pictures (shown on their TV) from their trip to Peru and the Galapagos Islands in November. Absolutely gorgeous and what an trip.

I did not want to be driving back late so the dog and I packed up after a delicious salmon dinner and headed home.

Good to see old friends and be back at my favorite area.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Blizzard in CT

Well the weathermen (and women) got this one right. We heard about this storm starting last week and each day got more details.

I brought my laptop home last night from work as there was no way I was driving anywhere today. Smart move.

When I got up right after 7:00, my car was buried under a huge amount of snow. There was no way that I could have even moved it an inch as we had so much snow.

Opening the storm doors took a little muscle and then I went out to clear the steps and walk. After all, my dog has short legs and so I need to shovel for her. She bounced out the door and looked all around when she hit the walk. All she saw was a high wall of snow all around the walk and she was snowed inside that tunnel. I'm sure she was say, "Huh? Where did all this come from?"

I got plowed out right after lunch and did the necessary shoveling then so my two sets of steps are cleaned and is my deck and walk.

Tomorrow morning it's back to work so I'll have to get out of my plaid fleece pj pants, turtleneck and old sweatshirt.

It really is beautiful looking out the window and seeing the powdery snow. I love winter and snow. After all, I live in New England.