|| Yesterday afternoon the snow stopped for a brief period
"Let's go!" said Attila.
So we did. The roads had been ploughed, and since the temperature was above freezing the last little bits of snow had melted from the pavement.
First to the library, where I found six books to keep by my easy chair. Then we headed out on the 40 km drive to the village where our bank branch has a 24 hour machine. To the bank machine we went. Our banking obligations were completed satisfactorily. And while in the village, why, we had to visit the grocery store. We bought several weeks worth of supplies, as we can not count on getting out again any time soon.
A trip to warmer climates could not have cheered my spirits more.
Listening to internet radio stations over a dialup connection is an interesting experience. Some stations balk and falter at the slow connections. A few will play consistently, only occasionally disappearing to rebuffer. The station we are listening to was found through the iTunes list: "Classic Holiday Radio". Of course the current holiday music theme is Christmas, and the mix includes many tunes I remember from childhood. Attila reminded me to visit the station's web site in order to click on one of his ads. It is not much in the way of support, but it is something. So I'm reading about Kodak galleries this afternoon, courtesy of Classic Holiday Radio.
The sun shone this morning, for hours! It was beautiful. So beautiful that I donned my parka, pulled my wool cap over my head and slipped my feet into my lined rubber boots. Off I went, sauntering down the road to see the sights. Tall trees, snow banks, clouds, sky... scenes of constant change, that never really change.
The weather is closing in on us again though. The skies have clouded over. The distant rumble of trains can be heard, which usually means that we are in for a bit of weather. Nothing to be done about it but to sit before the fire with a hot cuppa, a good book on our laps and Mist curled up asleep beside us.
|RECIPES :: Cast
Snow, snow, snow!
Late in December
On The Screen
Bram Stoker's Dracula
starring Gary Oldman
" 'Fear,' Leo said, 'is a strange thing. It strips off masks... In some people it brings out the lowest instincts, while others become more compassionate. Both have to do with survival. But the choice is ours."
from Stones from the River
by Ursula Hegi, page 310(1994)
Condition: Light Snow
Pressure: 101.2 kPa rising
Visibility: 14.5 km
Humidity: 92 %
Wind Chill: -5
Wind: SSE 8 km/h
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