The weather forecasters got this one entirely correct for us: this morning we woke to about a foot of snow on the ground, piled up higher, in places, by moderate winds. Pretty, in some ways, but good motivation to stay indoors and do the things we should be doing. I managed to complete my publishing project Friday and mail it off to the printers before the roads got too bad — bought provisions, too, at a store unusually busy with shoppers doing the same. I was supposed to be at work today, but they did not open today due to the severe weather. That left today for me to create and publish the Web version of the same project. Whew! Done at last. (At least until I take delivery of the finished product.) I took a break during the day to dig us out of the winter wonderland at least temporarily. She Who Must Be Obeyed spent a good part of the day cleaning house –essentially sterilizing the bathrooms– finding herself exhausted by late afternoon. I'll be doing the cooking and, at Her request, it will be baked spaghetti. Add a little Ravenswood Zinfandel and we'll have a nice little dinner. I'll bet we watch The Simpsons Movie tonight. All in all, it'll have been a good Saturday — a busy, snowy day!
UPDATE: Dinner was pretty much as expected except we enjoyed glasses of Rabbit Ridge Bunny Cuvee with our baked spaghetti and broccoli and She insisted I make oatmeal cookies. Very comforting meal, that! At about 8 PM I went out to shovel the sidewalk to "keep up." I was greeted by another eight inches of fresh snow and drifts as high as this afternoons! You mightn't have believed me if I'd said I'd dug that car out earlier! So I dug it out again. The saving grace was the snow, having fallen in 20 to 23 degree temps, was fluffier than before. Still… a three-foot drift is a lot of snow. That's all for tonight!
I knew you'd get clobbered! Wow! We had plenty ourselves but nothing compared to you. We are getting the drifting now as well.Your dinner sounds very nice. Can I come?The Simpson's Movie is really quite brilliant, innit?
Wow! That looks a lot of digging to free the car! Do you know, American snow is even nicer to look at from over here in the Southern Hemisphere!
We saw The Simpsons, I think, on my birthday. In the theatre, anyway. I liked it but She liked it a lot — so when the disc came out She actually bought it! Dinner's gone… sorry! But the Ravenswood may be uncorked later. — JG
Yeah, yeah… rub it in! I'm jealous enough of those warm clear waters you keep picturing in your blog! And I'll just bet you're sipping fine Aussie Shiraz whilst lolling about in the soft evening air at some outdoor bistro. Sheesh! — JG
LOL! Actually I have discovered Rosemount Sangiovese – a very smooth Australian red. 🙂