TGIF . . . Friday

The first morning this week we haven’t woken to new fallen snow. At least I think that is right. We’ve had so much snow for the last two weeks I can’t keep track. I am so ready for spring. March can come in like a lion at this point and I’d welcome it. I like snow. I really do, but I haven’t seen this much snow in one winter since I was a child. And we had snow back then. Deep snow. Snow that was ideal for sledding. And it wasn’t just me and my brother who would get out and play in it. I remember one year when my grandmother, grandfather, aunt and uncle all traipsed to the back pasture where there is a hillside and we’d sled down it. We had a blast, but those days are long gone. I have to drive in this weather now and I am glad to say other than sliding a little in my driveway I have been lucky to not encounter bad roads.

 

What are you Reading Thursday?

With the snow days we’ve been having, it has been the perfect opportunity to curl up with a good book. I hadn’t done that since before I went back to work in January. Meaning I hadn’t finished Once Upon a Tower. I am glad that I was able to pick up where I left off without remembering the story. I love this one from Eloisa James. I love the way she is using her love and knowledge of Shakespeare plays and sonnets as a tool for flirtation between Edie and Gowan. I also find humor in the way Edie’s father is regretting his agreement to their betrothal all because he sees the pair have an attraction for one another. As if that is the worst thing a married couple could have.  I also find interesting that Edie plays the cello, which was very unheard of for a woman to do during this time. All in all this has been a very enjoyable read so far. (I expected nonetheless from James.) I’m anxious to finish reading it and hope to have a few hours to do so this weekend.

Random Thoughts Tuesday

Is Mother Nature and Old Man Winter in a feud? We’ve not had this much snow and ice since I was a child. Me thinks they need to ‘Let is Go’. It’s time for SPRING. Think Spring, not Winter.

My poor Shi tzu is confused. Everytime she goes out to potty there is more snow and ice on the ground. She can’t find her normal patch of ground.

 

Monday Musings

It has been eight days since my son has been to school. He was ill for two, observed an inservice day, but the other five have been snowdays. I’m not complaining. I’d rather he be safe at home than on a school bus traveling across icy roads. I’ve seen some parents posting on social media complaining about the kids being out of school, but not me. Of course I only have one child … and a shi tzu, so neither get in my hair or quibble with one another as long as my son leaves the dog alone. Haha.

Now it looks like we might be getting more snow tonight, low temps again over night too. Old man winter is holding out until the bitter end this year it looks like.

Sunday Sundaes

Church services was cancelled today. Not due to the weather really, but because there was a mechanical failure with our heating unit. Though I did hear that the parking lot was still frozen over. But maybe the temp getting close to 40 today helped with that situation.

It was a foggy start to the day after the snow/rain mix we had yesterday. The icicles melted and so did some of the thin layers of snow. But my sidewalk still has thick patches of ice that will take days to melt away since the sun doesn’t hit in those spots easily.

I made more progress on edits today and now I can tackle the harder part in dissecting the story and figuring out how to build in more conflict. Apparently I kept explaining away the situation which was causing the writing to be slow. Thanks to my editing partner for figuring out my problem I am on my way to fixing it.

Now the big question is who will win an Oscar tonight?

Play Date Saturday

I woke to snow falling on the already accumulated ice and snow that covers the ground. Eventually it turned to freezing rain on top of that. What a Saturday!  No cold water in the bathroom shower, yet there was plenty at the sink faucet. And with the temps still below freezing no laundry was done again. Maybe one night this coming week I can put a load in.

So how did I fill my day?  Slept late. Tried to work on edits and I watched several episodes of the many TV programs I DVR during the week. This worked well since nothing new came on Hallmark this week.