Tuesday, January 27, 2015


We have had quite a time the last two days with the "Storm of the Century".  I began my day yesterday taking Joe for his doctor's appointment at the VA Hospital.  It was lightly snowing and some of the streets were a little slippery.  I was NOT going fast even on the highway and let people pass me by.  I can drive in snow and ice but it's not my favorite thing.

I hadn't had time to eat because we left really early not knowing how the driving would be.  So we had time for breakfast.  There's a Starbucks inside the hospital so Joe bought me a cranberry muffin and an iced tea.  That muffin was so good!

We had to go to three different departments so it took longer than expected to get out.  I thought I would be back to work by noon, but when we got out at 11:00 I knew I wouldn't make it.  I called work and told them I would be there around 1:00.

On the way home we stopped at Lowe's to get some salt for the pavement.  There were only a few bags left.  People were walking out with 20 - 30 bags in their carts.  We wanted just one.  Then we went across the parking lot to Chick-Fil-A and got some lunch.  It was a treat for Joe since he seldom gets out of the house.  And I have fallen in love with their grilled chicken.  I tried it once and will never go back.

I dropped Joe off at home.  He was light headed so I got him upstairs to go to bed.  I started to go to the bathroom and then heard a thump.  Joe had fallen again.  So I helped him get up and in to bed.  He promised to stay there until I got home at 6:30.

It was snowing pretty hard as I started to work.  I turned on the radio and was almost to the library when I heard that all city offices were shutting down at 2:00.  OK.  I debated about turning around and going home, but I was almost there, so I went in.

I worked a whole hour, then went home for the day.  I was sort of glad to do that because by now it was starting to lay and I wasn't looking forward to that drive home in the dark.

The back yard looked nice though.
My pine tree is hanging in there.

I had some energy so I started cleaning the living room, taking down the wintery things and putting out some Valentine's things.  Joe had given me one of my Valentine's gifts early.  He was too excited to wait.  Isn't this a beautiful candle holder?  I have never seen anything like this.  I put it on top of the stove heater.

The snow started laying last night.  I was sure it was going to be bad and was glad I had gotten a parking spot in front of the house.

Today I woke up to the news that the City was closed for today.  I didn't have to go to work.  I love snow days.  I'm just like a kid.

But... we didn't get all that much snow.  All the schools were closed, the city was closed, and we got 1 1/2 inches of snow.  I was about to go out to clean off the sidewalk when I heard a noise and saw one of my neighbors walk past the window.  I went to the door and my sidewalk was done.  Even though it wasn't warm out, by this afternoon the walkway was completely dry and clear.  That was so nice.

You can see how overcast it was this morning and the snow was still coming down. 

By this afternoon, however, the sun was trying to peek through the clouds.

I lit my candle, cleaned some, made meatloaf for dinner and watched TV.  Back to work and Bible Study tomorrow.  It's been a good day.

Tuesday's weather
Light snow
High:  34 degrees
Low:  22 degrees
Sunrise:  7:14 a.m.
Sunset:  5:14 p.m.
10 hours of daylight.  Yes!!!
Now my SADD will ease up and I'm going to start feeling better.    


  1. The pine tree looks great in its coat of snow! So natural. Joe has such taste. the candle holder is very pretty. I've never seen any like it either.What a gift! I'm glad that the snow turned out to be more of a non-event than expected. I used table salt on the sidewalk as it's pet friendly on animal paws,it works & is always in stock (at the store!) ha ha!
    Thank you for sharing your photos.Have a beautiful day.

  2. Kathy, I am sorry to read that Joe is having so much trouble. Is it the flu?? Take care of yourself...scoot your feet when it's slick, you sure do not want to fall. I loved the gift from Joe. It is very pretty. Blessings to you both, xoxo,Susie

    1. Nope not the flu. Just a cold. All done except for that lingering cough. There is no snow left here. Everything is clear and dry -- except for the grass.


  3. I like snow days too. A chance to be a homebody.

    1. Christine, what happened to your comment? I like to be a homebody too.

  4. Enjoyed your pictures and what a sweet Valentine gift. I hope all is clear and you can drive easily with the snow that is left. I have a similar thing with my hubby...he falls alot, but I am unable to get him up....I have to call our son who lives next door, to pick him up. I admire you for being able to do so. Hope Wednesday is a good day for you.

    1. Well, Joe can help himself up so it's not a dead weight I'm lifting. When he can't help himself, I can't get him up. At least your son lives next door.

  5. Glad the snow wasn't too bad for your drive to the VA hospital and hope that Joe is feeling better too. We had a lot of show in Nashua, NH at 33.5 inches, but no worries because our car was parked underground and we don't have to shovel the walkway living in an apt. Such a nice change from years of home ownership and no garage for our cars! The Valentine's Day tea light holder is very pretty

  6. We were even scared of that coming storm up here in Canada, Glad it never transpired. Seems to me there may be a weather man sitting somewhere saying, "Oops!" I enjoy the 'newsy' nature of your posts. Have a wonder week. Hopefully with lots of sunshine. I love your candle holder.

  7. A nice dusting of snow. I always like taking photos of a bit of snow on greenery as it makes it look so pretty. I like your frog too1!! Glad you all didn't get dumped on, though. Never know what the storms will bring. We've had a mild winter so far. Today we had sunshine, blue sky and clouds. So nice after all the fog we've had for nearly a week! Take care and glad you were home when Joe fell. At least you were able to help him up. Hugs to both of you!!!

  8. I loved your snow day!!! It was a Win! WIN! with only an hour to work!
    I think it is so sweet the way you and Joe take care of each other!


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