Not sure if another week can even begin to compare to this one.
I am sure many of you have heard me say,
"I Love Snow."
I do, I really really do love snow!
I prefer to walk in it, love a crisp windy winter day
and I love to watch the snow fall and to look out to see a blanket of white.
I feel fortunate to live near a wooded area to enjoy daily bird visits.
They fly in in droves for their daily feasts.
The little things give me pleasure.
The Finch empty out the thistle feeder sometimes twice a day.
Year around I keep my local favorite bird store, the Nuthatch in business.
Not sure how many Finch latch on to this sock feeder at one time
but I think there are times I can count around 12-15.
I saw this Meatball Sandwich Casserole recipe on Facebook yesterday
and since we were in the mood for some comfort food, we gave it a try.
The best part of the meal was the salad.
I am not into tossing food BUT we tried it and tossed the rest!
Of course I am happy the Packers won today.
Good game even with all the questioned plays, etc.
I am sure it will be a good game next week!
We had a few feet of snow in November, nothing much at all in December.
In fact December, including Christmas was as green/brown as can be.
It started snowing around January third
and snowed throughout the week with frigid temperatures.
The weather people warned us that a "clipper" would begin on Thursday afternoon
affecting the lakeshore area and then moving inland.
They were on the mark with this storm.
The snow started to fall heavily late Thursday afternoon and snowed
into the next morning with 18-20 inches of new snow on the ground.
The drifts were heavy and many of them to boot!
Although I went outdoors to walk and shovel during the week,
I did not drive from Monday evening until Saturday afternoon.
I didn't mind being inside with the brutal conditions outside!
Even though I like the snow, there are things I don't like about it!
Like . . ., I don't like driving on ice or in white out conditions.
I don't like shoveling a long driveway when the snow blower is broken.
I don't like finishing the shoveling of the driveway and come back inside
and receive a phone call saying the snow blower is fixed.
It isn't much fun to be out in the snow when the temperatures
are from zero to five degrees for several days in a row.
And for sure, I don't like thinking about the 40 and 190 car pile ups
that happened in Michigan this past week.
Many lives have been changed drastically with deaths, injuries,
wrecked autos, frightened children and adults.
because of the brutal weather we just endured.
I don't like that much at all.
I wish I could turn back the clock
for all those people who have been affected by the storms this week.
This is what I like . . .
the peacefulness of this scene above
as I stand on the inside and look out into our front yard.
I am really happy when I can catch a photo like the one above of
a cardinal hiding amongst the snow
enough about snow
I am ready to enjoy some sunny days this week
and enjoy lunch days with friends
and celebrate some birthdays too..
Be Well My Friends