Sigh, I love to be at home in cold and snowy weather. I like to slowly sip my morning coffee while having a lingering quiet time, check out Fox Business, set the breakfast dishes to soak, and think about what I need to do for the day's meals and any baking that is to be started. Instead, the past few days have found me running errands and going to appointments.
Thankfully I didn't have far to go on the days the roads were icy. Christopher had another car run into him while waiting at a light yesterday. He was in the Buick so the only harm to him was hitting his head on the steering wheel and the car has only minor damage. The other guy's car was smashed and for some reason, he was arrested. Christopher handled it so well, the only reminder I had to give him when he called was that all the info he needed for the police was in an envelope in the glove compartment.
I remember when Stephanie had her first accident. Although she had no cell phone, she did call to let me know about it. I figured if they are the people doing the calling... all is well.
We're having to "duck walk" down the gravel lane to get our newspaper and the mail. Gravel has a way of gripping onto frozen surfaces and let's just say there have been times we've had weeks of duck walking. :)
While I don't like driving or walking on ice, I'm quite fond of cold weather. I love to throw a blanket around me when I get a chance to stop and read or watch a DVD (or just sit and ponder), it is like being in my own little cocoon all warm and cozy. I know I was meant to hibernate.
The house is all decorated. I'll chat more about that later. Tomorrow I have a doctor's appointment but I'm hoping tomorrow afternoon to start making some Christmas goodies that I'm giving as gifts this year. I'll share more about that soon, too.
As for now, I need to wash the dishes that are soaking (for their seems to always be dishes either in the process of cooking, soaking, or drying). Then I believe a mug of sugar free Swiss Miss sounds like a very good idea.
Picture: The Sledding Party by Robert Duncan; Allposters.com