is snowing heavily this morning. Attila will have his
work cut out for him this evening. The driveway
is an almost fearsome challenge to navigate. I
think it is because the earth beneath did not freeze,
resulting in a very soft base below the frozen snow.
Today is a bread baking day. I will also put a batch of granola in the crockpot. The granola makes a very satisfying snack, chasing away hunger pangs for hours. I'll keep myself busy with paying bills, and a bit of census transcription.
Mist is sleeping in her usual spot. The Christmas wrapping she had been sleeping on lost it's appeal, so she threw up on it so that we would discard it. I'll have to find some bright tissue paper for her to curl up on, she loves the crinkling sound.
Listening to BBC Radio Scotland is a lot of fun. The accent is pleasing to my ear. But even better are the panel discussions, at least that is what I think they are. Several people discuss an issue, usually a serious issue. And they all talk at the same time! Not one participant seems put out by the fact that no one is listening to anyone else. Usually after a good gaggle, one voice breaks through and a point of view is voiced before the whole thing disappears once again into colourful and noisy chaos.
The contrast between the Scottish broadcasts, and the staid and officiously delivered tomes of wisdom and truth from our revered and honoured Canadian journalists, is striking. Puts me in mind of what the kids used to say; "get over yourself!"
The world outside our door is full of the sounds of trucks and ploughs and snow blowers. Motors, motors everywhere. They sure beat the lowly shovel!
|RECIPES :: Cast
Adequate contrast in black and white.
BBC Radio Scotland
On The Screen
By The Easy Chair
Dragonfly in Amber
By Diana Gabaldon
"In nothing was slavery so savage and relentless as in its attempted destruction of the family instincts of the Negro race in America. Individuals, not families; shelters, not homes; herding, not marriages, were the cardinal sins in that system of horrors."
Fannie Barrier Williams
Condition: Light Snow Temperature: -6.6°C
Pressure: 100.6 kPa falling Visibility: 1.6 km
Humidity: 91 %
Wind Chill: -11
Wind: SW 9 km/h
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