Wednesday, December 05, 2007


Winter arrived in one fell swoop! Yesterday’s storm dumped almost 2 feet of snow (46 cm or 18 inches) on our city. Everything ground to a halt. Schools were canceled, meetings, buses pulled off the roads...

So why didn’t I blog, get the website updated etc.?

Well, I had three excited people bouncing around the house about having a snow day and I was a bit giddy myself since I had to cancel both meetings at Weight Watchers. I won’t get paid... but that’s OK.

Then, it took Nick almost 2 hours to clear out the driveway. I shoveled a little emergency path from our back door down off the deck which you can’t even really see in this picture.

It was frustrating not to be able to attack the snow with my usual gusto... but I don’t want to make anything worse. I can’t even strap on my cross country skies for a run which is just about driving me crazy!

Lastly, when that many people in our city are stuck at home with nothing to do, the Internet usage spikes to a crazy high and even high speed internet slows to what feels like a crawl.

So guess what? I just stayed cozy, baked my grandmother’s Oatmeal Brown Bread recipe (which only seems to work properly in a snowstorm) and drew the next batch of sketches for the book.

It won’t be a green Christmas this year!


Lori-Ann said...

Glad you made it through, safe, warm and with electricity. Was the same here.

andi said...

I am jealous. You can send the snow here. And that bread sounds luscious- ever think of submitting it for the JCS ornie issue?? I'd bet a lot of folks would love it.

Anonymous said...

I always love to see your phtographic efforts! Beautiful shots!


Beatrice said...

The photos are beautiful..We only had 4in of snow. I'm glad you made it through the storm unscathed.
Kids at home must be fun for a day!!!

tkdchick said...

Wooh Wee! That's a lot of snow! We're getting another 2-4cm tonight. By the time December is over I'll be tunneling my way out of the house!

Take care of yoruself!

Gossamer Axe said...

Beautiful picture, makes me glad I live somewhere it never snows. Brrrrr.