I know lots of you actually live in REAL snow zones, but for those of us who live in the Pacific Northwest, this is a BIGGIE!
They were threatening this big storm for several days, but they've done that before and the nasty blizzard didn't materialize. Today.It.Did.
We live in a tiny town, but we still have a snowplow. I know! Hard to believe, isn't it? Well, that little fella was up and down our street many, many times today.
A gal driving her little family van couldn't move on a totally flat area. Poor thing. She was so stuck. She must have called the hubby on her cell because it wasn't too long when he arrived, on crutches, to give assistance. I'm sure he was her hero today. He got the darn thing moving. I quickly reviewed every aid I could think of and soon realized I was empty handed, so I was no help. So glad her knight saved her.
Why does cold, icky, snowy weather make you want to cook? Ok, welllll.......why does cold, icky, snowy weather make ME want to cook? Believe me......it doesn't happen often around here. The Mister's still in shock.
I made chicken and dumplings. I found the recipe on some one's blog or pinterest. It was quite yummy and perfect for today...... served with my Mum's recipe for homemade tea biscuits and finally, some deee.lish cinnamon rolls for later. Mmmmmm....
Ok Spencer. Stop here and give yourself a big 'ol pat on the back.
One of these days we plan to build the real deal cover over our patio. I've given it so much thought for NINE years and I think I finally have come up with a plan that will work. We have several different roof lines so it makes it pretty tough to plan the perfect cover. In the meantime, the poor hubster was outside taking the cover off our little canvas gazebo before the "big snow".... We've lost many a cover in the snow and/or wind. Do you think they're intended for those sunny states? Yeah..........certainly NOT Washington. :-)
So, there it is........EIGHT inches. And, this was in a slightly protected area. I just about slid out the door and onto my nose trying to stick this little rule into the snow outside the back door.... who knew the metal around the door would be SUPER slick. Whew......nose plant? Not good.
It's supposed to warm up a little bit tomorrow. Hopefully the snow will begin to melt. They're saying there's still another storm out there that could roll in the next week or so. YUK.
I like to LOOK at the snow, but I won't go out in it. I just cannot afford to fall again..... when a simple, little fall causes a broken femur.......can't go down that path. Too chicken.
Thank you all so much for your comments and prayers about the shots in the tummy. They didn't do a thing for the pain, so we're moving on to plan B. First another colonoscopy, and MRI... and a scheduled surgery to take a little peek around. Dang it, I was sooooo planning on starting the spring cleaning NOW. I have things to do.
So, there it is chickies....
I hope you're all safe and warm.