Ice coated everything for most of the weekend. It was a weekend for resting because what else is there to do when it's dark and wintry outside? Cleaning closets, painting walls, and a hundred and one other jobs I could name are still awaiting just the right light and the motivation to begin...and we didn't have it.
Monday brought more news from the weatherman. Seems like we are to get a lot of snow.
7 to 10 inches is likely, maybe more.
The snow began at our house around 7:30 this morning and hasn't let up as I write this at 3 pm.
I've been birdwatching and the cardinals, snowbirds, sparrows and a few others are all fighting over the feeders. I do have another block of seed to put out when the one you see to the right is finished.
We had just sprinkled a row of cracked corn at the edge of the ice-covered patio for the birds. Now the snow has covered it and they can't find it. I see them looking for it.
The cardinals are beautiful spots of color in the winter wonderland. Our kitties have their noses to the window watching all the activity outside. Wishing they could grab one, I'm sure.
The juncos or snowbirds are sharing the thistle seed with the goldfinches. First time I've seen them dine at that feeder.
The good news is that our ice wasn't bad enough to cause outages. The snow is going to be a mess for awhile, as we have some cold temps forecast for the week and there won't be much chance for thawing.
The highways were good enough to get out yesterday and so I went to one of my favorite flea markets in Como which is rumored to be closing soon. I did pick up a few things as most vendors had sales going on. An old cheesebox and a few books that will go on my bookcases as soon as I find them. I haven't had much success in finding the right ones yet that has a matching tv cabinet to put between them. One thing I did purchase was a new filing cabinet and some hanging folders to get my paperwork organized. Oh my, so many projects and so little energy to get them done. I also came up with yet another idea. Maybe I better tell about that one another day. Even I'm getting tired just thinking about all of these ideas swirling around in my head of things I want to do! Isn't this what everyone does during the cold, dreary winter months? Thinking about what one can do to spruce up the home or to get more organized? Tell me I'm not the only one!
Note: Glad I entertained a few of you this afternoon. lol! My finger slipped as I was typing the Post Title. It might have had something to do with a kitty, but I don't want to tell on her. Then other distractions have occurred since I began this post. Finally I'm finished! Hope you come back to read it. :)
Until next time...