Thursday, February 19, 2015


I had off from work on Monday for President's Day.  And as I mentioned it was COLD.  I ended up making Irish Stew for dinner.  I figured we needed something warm to eat.  And how better to try to warm up the kitchen.  (The kitchen never did get warm.  It's an added on one story room with no insulation so it's always cold.)

Overnight Monday and into Tuesday afternoon it snowed.  We got about 6 inches.  I'm not complaining though.  I remember last winter.  This is heading for Spring and it's the first major storm we have gotten.

The wind blew the lawn furniture and the trash cans all over the place.

Look at the bird feeder!
 Once the sun came up I took another picture of the holly tree.  I think it's so pretty with the snow on it.

A teen boy knocked on the door and asked if he could shovel the pavement.  Of course I said yes.  He did the car too.  It was worth every penny I paid him.  He did a good job.

By the time I got home from work at 8:30 p.m. the sidewalk was completely clear.  The sun had melted the little bit of snow that was left.

We were hoping to be off from work today, but no such luck.  I was 1 1/2 hours late getting to work but I noticed when I signed the time sheet that EVERYONE was late to some extent.  It's not easy.

Tuesday was Fat Tuesday or Doughnut Day or Fasnacht Day or Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras.  Everyone has a different name for it.  It's the day before Ash Wednesday.  Of course I had to get doughnuts for us.

It wasn't a fasnacht, but it was the best I could do.


So that's what's been happening.  Now I have to get ready for work.


  1. Spring is around the corner. Really!
    Here out West, we didn't get any snow this winter. All the ski areas didn't open but maybe one weekend. Sad!
    Try and stay warm.

  2. Hi Kathy...
    That stew looks delish!
    Mid 40's here in Florida.....:o(
    Linda :o)

  3. That is a lot of snow! brrrrrrr....just be safe when you are out in it. The pictures you posted tells the whole story!

  4. That stew is just what I'm hankering for dinner tonight!! Thanks for giving me an idea!! :)

  5. Your tree is pretty with the snow! I didn't mind it as this snow was soft,fluffy & I was able to sweep it away with a broom. In fact,it felt positively balmy compared to what it has been. I ran a few errands & totally enjoyed the sunshine.It's hard to believe that your yard will be green in no-time.
    Stay warm!


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