I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, January 22, 2016

Snow Day?

So what's happening with this storm?
Hi guys! Weather Channel says one in four Americans will be affected by this storm, so I suppose it may hit you too. [Cathy? You okay?]. But what is really happening? Is this Armageddon, aka WS Jonas, or will we just have flurries as he heads on out to sea?

Have to prepare anyway, I guess.  My family will be away skiing so it'll just be me and Mo, braving the elements. I stocked up on puppy pads for Mo. Just. In. Case.

Of course got in lots of food. I am making a large roast beef which will last through the coming week; lasagna; potato leek soup. A new recipe of roasted sweet potatoes and sweet onions. I have lots of salads, some fruit, cold cuts, bread, all of which sounds like a lot but I'll be prepared when the kids return Sunday and I won't have to go shopping for a looong time. Probably too much food, but it will keep and better safe than sorry.

I have oatmeal cooky makings for tomorrow or Sunday. A reason to heat the oven during a storm, makes the house smell so nice.
The stores here are not crowded or empty shelved. (Though why people are buying bottled water is a mystery to me, as our water is sourced by pressure from a water tower and never stops.)

Look at these adorable sleds! I wanted one for Mo but my son convinced me Mo wouldn't ride in it. Too bad.

I've been picking up woodland-y pretties.

The birch trees have been shedding lovely white branches.

This is a whole birch limb I toted home. I may save it for an Easter egg tree, haven't done that in years.

I had a little disaster here last week during high winds: the driftwood star fell off the wall and toppled a very large very old and valuable platter which in turn toppled my best mercury glass candle jar, a lovely Staffordshire calicoware pitcher, and some of my best blue and white plates. What a clean up, shards everywhere. But I suppose it is one way to declutter.

On this shelf I use sticky wax to secure the plates, as they have been know to also fall from high winds' vibration. So let's be hopeful.

Flowers for my house in a snow storm are a must. I've been good about my resolve to buy less flowers but I definitely needed this pop of red tulips at only 4.99 a bunch.

This is the daff I rescued from the squirrel, so pretty!

And a new 1.99 hyacinth. Wonder what color it will be? No hint so far. I \hope it's pink.

Mo fell in love with my mittens. He carries them around then stows them carefully in his bowl of toys.

I have lots of handwork ready, all those January Dotties 365, and work to continue on Pokeberry. I saved some movies to the DVD thing, lol, nope I've never seen Magic Mike or Die Hard ....something.

Here is Mo in his best argyle fur lined vestie, from Puppia. It's the only garment he has never wiggled out of. I had to let it out, he has grown since last year. But I think he looks quite fine.

Oh and these are my new UGGs. Cozy! Too sweet for snow though, I'll wear my Merrell clogs or my hiking boots, both of which are black and impervious to wet and salt.

Hope all goes well! Wish us sunny skies and no power ''outages'' .



gone to the beach....