Off we go again ... smack dab into winter! It's not terribly cold if you look at the thermometer, but boy! that wind is enough to knock you over this morning! I pity the poor folks in Buffalo this week with their six feet of snow! Can you believe that?! And it all fell in 24 hours making weather history. Cold comfort when you can't even get out your front door. We got the remnants of that storm yesterday afternoon and night. We only got about 3 inches of snow. This is the view out my own kitchen door today ...
The sky is blinkety blue, with brilliant white clouds scudding by. The sun is bright and clear making the snow sparkle on the ground and in the air as the wind whips it high! It's like nettles stinging your face when those sharp little crystal beads fly at you. Did my son take a hat or cowl or even wear boots to school?! No. Too proud! But his ears will be burning red, and I'm sure his feet will be blocks of ice when he walks home this afternoon. Sheesh! I'm tempted to pick him up at the end of the day (only so he doesn't ruin his shoes ... I did tell him to put all this winter gear on), but don't want to spoil the boy.
Walking the dog was such fun. Cody loves winter time and loves playing in the snow, as long as he doesn't get road salt between his paws. Already, the town is liberally salting the sidewalks, and the poor dog is already crying in pain and stopping and sitting on his little bum lifting all four paws in the air ... "please clean out my paws". Now I carry him across the salt-encrusted areas, like in front of our elementary school, and at bus shelters. Such a pain.
The kitchen makeover is still going on ... and on and on and on. I am so tired of this endeavour right now. I painted the framework with a very pale taupe, but it just looked white. I was not happy with that, and my husband very kindly picked up another gallon of slightly darker taupe last night, and today I'll work again with that. Yesterday, I primed four doors ... only 20 more to prime, and then I have to paint them all again in taupe. sigh
I feel like it's all sitting in limbo at the moment. More and more dishes are creeping out of the storage locker and are now sitting on my kitchen table as we get fed up with carting everything back and forth. So clutter is rampant out there, and I'm feeling a little frantic. I'll show more progress photos when I get the framework painted up.
A lunch date with my daughter up in university town has been cancelled for Sunday. She's swamped with work, and asked us to hold off for another week. Just as well. They got a foot of snow up there. Maybe we can get close to finished with the kitchen on Sunday instead. I'm not even sure I want to drive to visit my dad on Saturday, but I really like to check up on things with him once a week. The surprises I find in his room are numerous, and you can't expect the care workers to look in his closet and dresser drawers, but he tends to hide things away. I noticed he stole a package of sugared ginger from the kitchen. He loves ginger. I thought my sister had bought it for him, but she said no. oops! They're calling for more snow on Saturday ... how I hate driving in winter on the highway through Toronto to see him. ugh! double ugh!!
I need to look at something besides winter white now ...
.... ahhhh, that's a bit better ;)
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