The roads were finally clear enough by this afternoon that I didn't mind getting out and about. The next time the meteorologist says we're having an inch or so of snow, I will be skeptical. Which, come to think of it, is in a couple of days. If one doesn't care about slipping and sliding on the roads... the snow is lovely.
Yes... the barn in the header belongs to my neighbor. There was only a couple inches of snow on the ground when I walked out to the county road and took this picture but it was enough to show off that red barn. A fresh coat of red was painted on it this past year and it really stands out in winter now. I have always loved red barns and consider it a blessing to view it each day.
Speaking of the color red, there is a family of cardinals living in the large bush directly in my line of sight through the kitchen window. They have been there every winter and are breathtakingly beautiful in the snow. I want to get a picture of them but they are shy... and fast!
If you happen to peruse the list of books I am reading (located on the sidebar), you will know that I have overdone it a bit. I have never wanted to speed read as I enjoy the process of reading. I have, however, wished I could open a book and absorb the words. Especially when I have a stack of reading material waiting on the coffeetable.
However, first there are household duties which must be accomplished and not the least of these is the "packing of Christmas", which has gone no further than Christmas oriented objects being placed on every bit of flat surface the dining room table allows. This year I must wait until my husband can pull the Rubbermaid containers off the shelf as they are behind Christopher's punching bag (don't ask) which weighs at least one ton.
So I find myself in limbo between that which I want to do and that which must be done... all because of a punching bag in my garage. Mothers of sons will understand, I am certain.