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A Winter Weekend

Cheery sandwichesValentine's Day was cheery for us.  It was sunny and Mike was home.  I made a cake and some really nice frosting and we had lunch with Carrie, just like last year.  It was a nice little party.  She made the pretty heart-shaped peanut butter-apple-walnut sandwiches again.  The children have been "touring" with performances of The Tomten and the Fox and "The Bear."  I helped to load some items for the thrift store into Carrie's car before she left and the wind was fierce.  It blew some things right out of our hands!

Sure enough, the wind blew in the cold and snow a little sooner than expected.  We moved the sofa bed (still on the porch, yes) inside to keep the snow off it.  By supper time, it was becoming quite slippery outside.  We sat at the table and watched the windows ice over and become covered in snow.  Mike went out for some kiln-dried firewood after the power flickered.  We have a lot of wood, yes, but not all of it has had time to sit or be split.  It just doesn't burn as well that way.  He slid home and we hunkered down and watched an episode of M*A*S*H where they all fight over a pair of wool long underwear.  Very fitting.

Out in the snowIt was 1° yesterday morning and stayed in the teens all day.  Oddly, it didn't seem that cold when I went out to the store.  The sun shone and the wind was pretty mild, though there were some good gusts.  I spent the afternoon doing my monthly rearranging and toy swap.  Even though I don't plan it that way, it seems to work out to be every three or four weeks.  I had some interesting realizations about toys and holidays that I ought to write down soon.  I put the rug back down, since we are expecting very cold weather this week, below zero, and about a foot of snow today.  I guess all that longing for a big snow is about to be fulfilled.


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Feb. 16th, 2015 03:56 pm (UTC)
Stay warm! We are supposed to get an ice storm here.
( 2 trees — Plant a Forest )

A Blessed Wilderness

It was just like being in heaven, being in there. In those days there was no road. The park was all a blessed wilderness. I have often thought what a wonderful people we would have been if we had wanted to keep it that way.

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